Welcome to Monopoly Board London

The London version of the Monopoly Board was devised in the 1930's and has become one of the best-known board games of all time. But what do all these famous roads, streets and stations represented on the board actually look like? That was the starting point for this site - to visit and photograph all the locations on the board. Some of the places are instantly recognisable and feature on many a tourist's itinerary while others are relatively unknown and rarely visited.

Use the page links on the right to view the photographs and descriptions of all the locations - I'll also be posting news and events and any extra snippets of information in the main blog area.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Anarchy in Piccadilly

Piccadilly's famous landmark, the Ritz Hotel, is the subject of a violent attack from demonstrators during today's TUC anti-cuts march through London.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

94 Piccadilly and Palmerston's blue plaque

Passing along Piccadilly recently I noticed a blue plaque marking the former residence of Lord Palmerston, the 19th century British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary. In Palmerston's day, this late Palladin style three-storey mansion was known as Cambridge House. 94 Piccadilly then became the home of the Naval and Military Club from 1862 until 1999 when terms for the lease renewal could not be agreed. Redevelopment by a property tycoon had been mooted but this appears to have fallen through and the future of the building is in doubt.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Last chance for ice skating at Somerset House on the Strand

Ice skating on the temporary rink in front of the neo-classical Somerset House ends on Sunday 23rd January. Get your skates on!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Joy Division photography exhibition at Somerset House, Strand

Dropped into Somerset House on the Strand today to have a look at the exhibition of Joy Division photographs by former NME photographer Kevin Cummins. The band are captured in their Manchester rehearsal room and on stage at The Factory in Hulme. There are also some iconic location shots depicting the band in snowy Manchester. This exhibition is on until January 30th in the South Wing of Somerset House. Signed copies of Cummins' latest book featuring more classic photographs of the band are available if you're still feeling flush after xmas.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Wilko Johnson at the 100 Club, Oxford Street

Two gigs coming up next week at The 100 Club on Oxford Street by Wilko Johnson once of Dr. Feelgood and star of the brilliant 'Oil City Confidential' documentary. Thursday 30th December seems to be sold out now unsurprisingly but there are still tickets available for the New Year's Eve show.