Book Review: The Capital Ring

The Capital Ring, by Colin Saunders, is an guide to walking the eponymous route, a 78 mile circular walk around inner London (generally Zones 3-4), one of London’s official long-distance walking trails. The book, a new (2014) edition, is presented in an attractive, compact format with rounded corners, so ideal for chucking in a bag… Continue reading Book Review: The Capital Ring

An East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighway for London?

TfL is currently consulting on a couple of proposed “Cycle Superhighways” – an East-West route from Paddington to Tower Hill and a North-South route from St Pancras to Elephant & Castle. The consultations close on 12 October. The Cycle Superhighways punch right through the centre of London, they are generally wide and properly segregated from… Continue reading An East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighway for London?

London City Race 2014

Having co-founded and been heavily involved in the organisation of the London City Race over the last six years, this year I’m taking a step back and looking forward to being a competitive runner at the seventh event, for the first time. After five years rotating around various parts of the City, and last year… Continue reading London City Race 2014

Rename a Tube Station!

If you could rename a London tube (or DLR/Overground) station, what would you rename it to and why? I would rename the following: Aldgate East to Brick Lane Why? To promote a famous street and important tourist attraction for Tower Hamlets, and to distinguish it better from the nearby “Aldgate” station. (link) Stratford International to… Continue reading Rename a Tube Station!

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A Gate as a Map

Part Two in an extremely rare series of ornate metal maps on features, is this map, which is on the gate to a student block in Tottenham Hale. The map is only in the correct orientation (i.e. eastwards to the right) when viewed from inside, so I’ve flipped the photo around so that it makes… Continue reading A Gate as a Map

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Three-Dimensional Estate Map

I spotted this rather fantastic estate map in Chislehurst, while heading to the Bromley parkrun on Saturday morning:

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