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  • About Us At The Tower of London
    Unboxed presented About Us at the Tower of London, a kaleidoscope of imagery and sound projected on the walls watched by huge crowds.
  • 2022 Remembrance Sunday in Bermondsey
    2022 Remembrance Sunday observation at two of Bermondsey’s war memorials.
  • The 2022 River Thames Armistice Day Flotilla
    On 11th November 2022, a flotilla of boats went through London, from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament, to mark Armistice Day.
  • Southwark Cathedral by Candlelight
    Southwark Cathedral photographed by flickering candlelight.
  • 2022 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
    The 2022 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run took place in heavy rain. Cars, all built before 1905, set off from at dawn to do the 50 miles.
  • How To Make A Remembrance Poppy
    Making a Remembrance Poppy by hand is so straightforward using the wooden template. Stem, leaf, petal and button.
  • Different Photo Angles At St. Paul’s Cathedral
    St. Paul’s cathedral has been photographed from every possible angle, but some are less photographed than others.
  • The Roof Garden, The Post Building, New Oxford Street
    Pictures of the panoramic views from the Roof Garden at the Post Building in New Oxford Street, London close to the British Museum.
  • Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks
    Gas was produced at Bromley-by-Bow in East London from 1873 until the 1970s, after which it was used only to store gas. The gas holders were decommissioned in 2010 meaning it is now ripe...
  • Flying Scotsman Visits King’s Cross
    Steam engine “Flying Scotsman” visits King’s Cross, October 2022.
  • Shepherd’s Bush Station Disused (and Reused) Tunnels and Shafts
    A tour around London Underground’s Shepherd’s Bush station’s disused, and reused, tunnels and shafts.
  • Gaia at Southwark Cathedral
    Luke Jerram’s Gaia, a huge representation of the Earth measuring seven metres in diameter, is being displayed at Southwark Cathedral in October 2022. By Day By Night Scale Gaia completely filled the nave of...
  • Steam Tug Challenge Sails Up The River Thames
    The preserved Steam Tug Challenge, a veteran of the evacuation of Dunkirk in World War Two, sailed up the River Thames on 10th October 2022 in glorious sunshine. More info on the Steam Tug...
  • X-Pilot Rendezvous With Waverley and Challenge
    On 3rd October 2022 X-Pilot rendezvoused with Paddle Steamer Waverley and tug Challenge at the World War Two Red Sands Maunsell fort in the Thames Estuary before sailing together to Shivering Sands, further out...
  • Shirley Windmill, Croydon
    The historic windmill at Shirley in Croydon.
  • Victoria Coach Station Vintage Gathering
    On 24th September 2022, London’s Victoria Coach Station hosted a gathering of vintage coaches, all lovingly preserved in working order by a band of dedicated enthusiasts. The gathering, organised by Thames Valley & Great...
  • A Royal Proclamation at The Royal Exchange
    The reading, in the City of London, of the Proclamation confirming Charles III as King.
  • Superbloom in Autumn
    As Autumn comes, the flowers of the Superbloom meadow in the Tower of London’s moat are starting to die off. But there is still colour to be found.
  • Sailing Vessel Tenacious
    Tenacious, owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is purpose built to enable people of all abilities to take an active part in sailing the ship.
  • Trinity House
    Trinity House, on Tower Hill, is home to the Corporation of Trinity House. Amongst other things, they have controlled the lighthouses, licensed ship’s pilots and maintained navigation marks in England since 1514. They are...
  • Colne Thames Barge Match (Race) 2022
    There are quite a few traditional River Thames Barges preserved in sailing condition, quite a few of which take part in a series of races, called matches, with the last one of the season...
  • Markfield Beam Engine
    Markfield Park is a green oasis in Tottenham bordering the River Lea which has a stinky past, a brown stinky past. The park started off life as filter beds for Tottenham’s sewage where the...
  • Caledonian Park Clock Tower
    Today, Smithfield meat market in the City of London is a quietly efficient meat market in the heart of the City but, until the mid-1800s, it also handled live animals. Live animals making lots...
  • Götheborg of Sweden Sailing Ship Visits London
    Thousands of people watched the replica of the 17th century Götheborg of Sweden, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, make a grand entrance into the Pool of London (between Tower Bridge and London...
  • The Kirby Estate Supports England’s Footballers
    If England are playing in an international football competition, the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey (SE London) is festooned with a riot of England flags.
  • Superbloom At Night
    The new flower meadow in the Tower of London’s moat seen at dusk.
  • Kingsway Tram Tunnel
    The Kingsway Tram Tunnel was used until the end of London’s trams in 1952, carrying trams down to the Embankment to serve the South.
  • Superbloom 21st June 2022
    n a glorious summer’s day at the Tower of London, the Superbloom tapestry of flowers continue to weave themselves into the most magnificently coloured meadow, creating a new natural habit for wildlife.
  • Superbloom 18th June 2022
    The flowers of Superbloom at the Tower of London start to appear. Gallery
  • Steam Engine at Poplar DLR
    In June 2022 the Terrier Trust brought one of their steam locomotives “Poplar” to visit Poplar DLR train maintenance depot to mark it’s 150th birthday. “Poplar” is an 0-6-0 Terrier class tank engine and...
  • Fireman’s Corner, Highgate East Cemetery
    Highgate Cemetery is a large cemetery in North London that was built to take London’s dead when London’s churchyards could no longer cope with the expanding population. It is one of London’s “Magnificent Seven”...
  • Euston Underground Station Disused Tunnels
    Most people know there are disused stations on the London Underground, but fewer know that there are lots of stations which have disused tunnels. These once bustling spaces became redundant over time as more...
  • Albert Memorial
    Located in London’s Kensington Gardens opposite the Albert Hall, the memorial is a lavish construction of Victorian excess to remember Prince Albert, Consort of Queen Victoria. Amongst his many achievements he is probably best...
  • Goodyear Zeppelin Airship D-LZFN Over London
    On 30th June 2021 the Goodyear Zeppelin Airship D-LZFN travelled to London and spent an hour circling over the City of London and Southwark.
  • 2019 Southwark Park Fireworks Over Tower Bridge
    Seen in 2009, the Southwark Park fireworks were a huge display which illuminated the surrounding sky and created a dramatic backdrop for Tower Bridge when seen from the City of London.
  • 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
    Cars, at least 100 years old, take part every November in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run to celebrate the freedom of the road.
  • Lloyd’s of London
    Lloyd’s of London, known normally as just Lloyd’s, is a market for insurance and reinsurance market in the City of London and housed in an iconic building designed by Norman Foster. Whilst working in...
  • Stanmore Fire Station Open Day
    London Fire Brigade open day at Stanmore Fire Station on 2nd September 2018. BFH972 ex Gloucester City FB TLP 1938 – 1969 Leyland TLM2A Metz DGJ309 Leyland TLM Metz London Fire Brigade Soho 1937...
  • VIC 56’s Visit to Central London
    In June 2018, the preserved steam ship VIC 56 tied up at Hermitage Moorings in Wapping – just downstream from Tower Bridge. After a couple of days it was time to slip her moorings...
  • The Knollys Rose Ceremony
    Each year the church of All Hallows by the Tower hosts the start of the Knollys Rose Ceremony organised by Watermen’s Company. The short version of the story behind the ceremony is someone’s wife...
  • Tower Bridge Moorings
    In amongst the hustle of London, if you know where to look, there are oasis of clam to be found. Along the River Thames through central London, there are several locations where vibrant communities...
  • 2018 HCVS London to Brighton
    Every year, the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society’s London to Brighton run for vintage buses and lorries which have been lovingly restored by their members. Unlike the more famous Veteran Car Run, the HCVS starts...
  • Maunsell Forts
    Leading out from the Thames Estuary, strange objects rise from the sea. These are the Maunsell Forts, part of the defence of Britain in World War Two. Designed by Guy Maunsell, the Forts have...
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry
    Pictures taken during one of the last public tours on 18th February 2017.
  • Fort Amherst – Chatham
    Fort Amherst in Chatham is a Napoleonic fort built to defend the Medway and Royal Navy dockyard after the Dutch raided it in 1667. The fort is vast, both above ground and below which...
  • 2022 HCVS London to Brighton Run
    Every year, the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society organises a run from London to Brighton for the buses and lorries which have been beautifully restored by their members. Unlike the more famous Veteran Car Run,...
  • 2016 HCVS London to Brighton Run
    Every year, the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society organises a run from London to Brighton for the buses and lorries which have been beautifully restored by their members. Unlike the more famous Veteran Car Run,...
  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Flypast
    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flypast seen from Waterloo Bridge on 2nd June 2022.
  • Tower of London Church Battle
    On Ascension Day, 26th May 2022, there was a battle on Tower Hill between two age old enemies; the Tower of London and the church of All Hallows by the Tower, in a dispute...
  • Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
    In the City of London, beside a busy road and beneath a non-descript office building is a fabulous survival from the time of Roman London. A building where the Romans got hot and sweaty...
  • 2022 Royal Hospital, Chelsea
    The Royal Hospital in Chelsea is possibly the world’s most famous retirement home, where the Chelsea Pensioners live turning out for formal events in their well known scarlet (don’t call it red) jackets and...
  • Tower Bridge
    Not to be confused with London Bridge, Tower Bridge was completed in 1894.
  • 2022 Firefighter’s Memorial Day
    St Florian is the Patron Saint of Firefighters and so his Feast Day of 4th May is marked as Firefighters’ Memorial Day. Firefighters Memorial is close to St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 2022 Canal Cavalcade
    Little Venice, London
  • 2022 Hampstead Heath Shire Horses
  • 2022 Charterhouse
  • 2022 Life Guards
  • 2022 King Charles I Commemoration
    Whitehall and Horseguards, London
  • 2021 Cart Marking
    One of the City of London’s many ceremonies is “Cart Marking”. Vehicle which are allowed to ply for trade within the City’s walls have a registration number branded using a hot iron on to...
  • 2021 Bermondsey Snow
  • 2020 Red Arrows London
    French President Macron visited London on the 18th June 2020 to mark the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s radio broadcast to the people of occupied France during World War Two. To mark...
  • 2019 Tower Bridge Behind The Scenes Tour
  • 2019 St. Paul’s Cathedral Blitz Projection
  • 2019 The Monument Cibber Sculpture
    The story of the Great Fire of London is told in the sculpture by Cibber at the base of The Monument to the 1666 Great Fire of London. The pictures show the sculpture in...
  • 2019 Regents Street Motor Show
  • 2019 Honourable Artillery Company Museum
  • 2019 Lloyd’s Register
  • 2019 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race Start
  • 2019 Cardboard Guildhall
    A cardboard replica of the City of London’s Guildhall, built in Guildhall Yard.
  • 2019 Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta
    Every year, if weather conditions permit and you get up very early in the morning, there is one day when you can see the magical sight of hot air balloons drifting over London. The...
  • “Clan Line” Steam Locomotive
    Preserved steam locomotive Merchant Navy Class 35028 “Clan Line” at London Victoria railway station on 24th November 2018 with it’s train of Pullman coaches.