Wednesday 23 September 2015

Heart Beat, Covent Garden, central London

The work of French artist Charles P├ętillon, the 54-metre long Heart Beat installation in Covent Garden features 100,000 white balloons, illuminated by pulsating white light. P├ętillon says the goal is to draw attention to Covent Garden's role as the beating heart of London.

Friday 11 September 2015

Palace Street, central London

Only a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace, a block of houses in an elegant Victorian terrace on Palace Street are boarded up and in sore need of some tender loving care. Next to Westminster City School, these four-storey blocks still have ornate green wrought iron balconies and railings. Further down the street is the Cask and Glass, a characterful and compact Shepherd Neame pub with tables in the sun.