Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Editor's #London Diary January 2015: @RoyalOperaHouse @FiveGuysUK @TweetsDulwich





On the last day of 2015, the Daily Constitutional's editor Adam looks back at his walking & blogging London year…




January 2015

Ooh! Fancy!

January began with dinner and the ballet, a trip to the Royal Opera House no less…







 … but to keep my feet on the ground dinner was at Five Guys…


 

… nice burgers. (How does this work? I say "nice burgers" on a blog and you Guys, all Five of you, give me free burgers, yes? No? Worth a try…)


Je Suis Charlie

January was also the month of the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris. I blogged about it HERE and took this shot down at the Thames…




Cartoon London

I ended up blogging about Charlie Hebdo as I was in the midst of a quest for all things illustrated in London, researching and writing my Cartoon & Comic Book Tour of London, which took me to Hampstead in search of George Du Maurier. On the way I also found the stdio of Hitler's least favourite cartoonist David Low…



… and to East Dulwich where I saw some vivid street art in that greatly gentrified South London enclave…



The Cartoon & Comic Book Tour of London was one of the most enjoyable things I undertook this year. It's probably too disparate to turn into an actual London Walk (although it may get an outing in some shape of form one of these days) but as a blog series it allowed me to cover London from Brockley to Wimbledon and many points in between. Thematically, the series was just as wide ranging, going from Scooby Doo in one post to William Hogarth in another.

I've updated the series about once a month since the initial 20 posts, and I've also collated it on its own dedicated blog HERE.



Just Another Day At The Office

I needn't travel far from home to find beauty here in London. The winter sunrise from The Daily Constitutional office window is always a thrill…

 



I'm Off For A Walk. I May Be Some Time…

On my days off, when not walking and talking in the street, I simply drop the talking and stride out. On one such excursion last January I captured this winter sunrise from the Archway Road bridge…



… and this shot way out west at Strand-on-the-Green.



You Guys!

The warmth of my lovely London Walkers kept the chill at bay. Here are a few of the new friends I made this year – from Osaka in Japan – capturing the view of Buckingham Palace…



The group also featured in our Where In The World? series.


Next time… February



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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