The London Borough Market is 1,000 years old!

Oct 01 2014
Credit Dave Parry:Borough Market

Markets are so fascinating. When I visit a foreign country the first thing I do to find out how people live there is to visit a local market or a street market. The Borough Market is probably my favourite market in London and this year it marks 1,000 years.

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LONDON IMAGES: BookBenches & the Books about Town

Sep 18 2014

This Summer in London we have enjoyed the best looking and most inspirational benches ever produced. For those who haven’t noticed some of the 51 colourful BookBenches installed in June on the streets of London here is a little story behind the Books about Town initiative and the images of the few I managed to capture.

Trails of benches shaped as open books, decorated by professional illustrators and local artists, were created for the public to enjoy. It has been a unique opportunity to explore the capital’s literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country’s top artists and to celebrate reading for enjoyment. To view all the wonderful 51 BookBenches check the Books about Town website.

There is a last-minute opportunity to see all of the stunning BookBenches that have been dotted about London this summer – in one place! The public have one final chance to view the 51 benches which will all be gathered together in the University of London’s Gordon Square Garden WC1 for one weekend only – 4 and 5 October 2014 from 10am to 6pm.

This will be the last chance to see the iconic benches that took London by storm this summer and to preview them ahead of auction at the Southbank Centre on 7 October. The auction will raise vital funds to support the work of the National Literacy Trust to raise literacy levels of disadvantaged children.

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Sep 10 2014
Prince Harry at Madame Tussauds London 6

Fans of Prince Harry unable to attend the Invictus Games will not miss their chance to meet him as Madame Tussauds London has revealed a new wax figure of the Prince in celebration of his 30th birthday. I am never been a huge fan of wax statues but I attended an exclusive press event in 2011 at Madame Tussauds when the museum was closed especially or us. We truly enjoyed a party atmosphere surrounded by all these ‘celebrities’ then. This seems by far the best wax statue on display. It really looks like the real Prince who should consider using it to please the ladies who want selfies with him. At the end of the day he’s the most sought after bachelor in the world :-)

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