London Pubs

London and pubs. The two go hand in hand. I’ve shot a selection of pubs across London recently and here are some of the highlights…

King William IV, Leyton.

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The Bell, Walthamstow

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The Coach and Horses, Soho

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Finborough Arms, Kensington

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Old Coffee House, Soho

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Bradley’s Spanish Bar, Fitzrovia

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The Lyric, Soho

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The Walkie Talkie part two – Sky Garden

The Sky Garden is a public space at the top of the Walkie Talkie building, (officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street) which opened in January 2015. It is home to restaurants and bars, plenty of foliage and great views of London. It is the highest garden in London and despite being only half as tall as the Shard, it’s well worth a visit (and it’s free!) See what happened to the Walkie Talkie building during construction here.

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The Walkie Talkie building part one – Walkie Scorchie

The Walkie Talkie building (with the less inspiring official name of 20 Fenchurch Street) in the City of London was completed in Spring 2014, and recently opened it’s top floors – known as the Sky Garden – to the public. In Autumn of 2013 during construction the building briefly became known as the Walkie Scorchie, as the sun reflected off of the concave glass creating a ray of light so hot that it melted parts of cars and heated the pavement to the point that you could fry an egg on it. This of course caused a media frenzy and I went along to photograph the events. [Since then the glass has been covered in a non reflective film to prevent this from happening].

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Crossrail archaeology dig

As part of the excavation of a Crossrail site near Liverpool Street Station, a team of archaeologists moved in to find a huge amount of London history. A burial ground, Roman road and over 1000 artefacts spanning 2000 years has been dug up. This includes pottery, weapons and even a tiny golden phallus which would have been worn as a brooch to ward of evil spirits.

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Adult Ball Pool

A creative agency in West London recently turned their exhibition space in to a ball pool that adults could play in – 81,000 white balls to throw yourself in to! Of course everyone went mad for it and once the press got wind of it, it completely booked up in an instant. I was lucky enough to shoot it (and have a jump around!)

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Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, aka The Cheesegrater, was opened late 2014 and I got the chance to go up to the 47th floor for a sneak peak. It stands at 224 metres tall and there’s a pretty impressive view of the City from up there.

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Seoul Bakery

Seoul Bakery is a small Korean restaurant in Central London oozing full of character and serving great food. Head along and add your own post-it note message to the walls, while you feast on a bibimbap or spicy noodle stew.

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