Thursday, 25 February 2016

Busy Bros.

Whether it was a lampshade frame you needed or a bit of spot welding, it looks like the Heinson Brothers were the people to call. They've left their mark with some great ghost signs on this building in the Fitzrovia area of London .

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Down memory lane

I walked down Portobello Road recently and it was fun. I used to hang out there years ago as a teenager, thinking I was very cool under the Westway and at Rough Trade Records. I was pleased to see this old sign still there among the antique and vintage clothes stalls. The market is going from strength to strength and the bits by the Westway manage to look great while still holding on to a bit of quirky.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

On the tiles

Beautiful tiled office sign at Manchester's Victoria Station. The station dates from 1839 and was recently refurbished. Its fantastic ticket hall and tiled map are worth the visit alone.

Monday, 8 February 2016

By George

This sign advertises the Gallery Restaurant at the George Inn, Southwark. The George is owned by the National Trust and is London’s last remaining galleried inn. It’s 17th century, creaky, sloping and atmospheric. You can nip to the loo on the upper gallery and get a great view of the Shard at the same time. The food is wonderful and the staff even better. The pub’s panelled walls played host to Dickens, of course - I’d be disappointed if he’d missed out the George as he seems to have had a drink in pretty well every other pub in London, apparently. Worth a visit.