London architecture

Japanese tourists, 8pm Tuesday, Victoria line, 15th August 2017
London couldn’t exist without them…   London’s a busy place. I’m surrounded by many familiar people every day: friends, colleagues and housemate, even the same people handing out free newspapers and Time Outs or preaching on the streets. I often forget many people are just passing through the city until I […]

Tourists, Victoria line, 15th August 2017

Switch House, Tate Modern, London, 19th June 2016
A visit is recommended. After much construction work the impressive new extension to Tate Modern has opened and added a new landmark to London’s skyline. The interior of this twisted brick pyramid is fascinating to explore. On my first visit, I drew what I saw, whilst making my way upwards […]

Switch House, Tate Modern, 18th June 2016

Grant Thornton House and Euston station, London, 5th February 2016 (Drawing 605)
Euston, you only look good at night.   Euston is an ugly station, but at night it’s transformed. The office blocks that surround it become less monolithic in the dark, before the office lights are switched off; the silhouette of office furniture and the blinds break up the rectangles of lights from […]

Euston Square, London, 5th February 2016

6.30pm, sunset over rooftops and Lambeth Town Hall clock tower, Brixton, London, 11th October 2015 (Drawing 552)
It’s a noisy and expensive city, but at least the spectacular sunsets are silent and free From the terrace on my roof I saw a spectacular sunset for a brief few minutes before it went dark. In the distance was the clock tower of Lambeth Town Hall, with its clock […]

Sunset over rooftops, Brixton, 11th October 2015

Tottenham Court Road station, London, 8th October 2015
A new corner of London with lots of old memories Due to bad timing I arrived too early at Tottenham Court Road station to meet my girlfriend, so I used the time to draw the new entrance building to the station. This corner of Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street has changed […]

Tottenham Court Road station, 8th October 2015

Houses of Parliament and the River Thames, Albert Embankment, 19th June 2014
Sometimes I have to remind myself London is a great city, despite the expense and insecure tenancies… This was unusual in that it’s drawn from a photograph, which I took earlier the same evening, rather than sketched onsite. The scene was spectacular, like from a painting by Monet. I wanted […]

Houses of Parliament and the River Thames, 19th June 2014

Battersea Power Station, London, 21st September 2013
Entry to the landmark was free! Open House is a fantastic free event. The place I chose to visit, Battersea Power Station, was so popular it led to a two-hour wait with 18,000 other visitors that day to get in, but it was worth it. Good company meant the queuing time didn’t […]

Battersea Power Station, 21st September 2013

Rainy evening, Oxford Circus, central London, 13th September 2013
Black is the main colour of umbrellas. It has been a wet end to the summer. It was a Friday evening, I had finished work and I was making my way down to Oxford Circus station when it rained heavily. A lot of people walking carelessly with pointy umbrellas too […]

Rainy evening, Oxford Circus, 13th September 2013

St Paul's Cathedral, viewed from One New Change, 1st July 2013
iPad drawing I was lucky to be able to visit St Paul’s Cathedral, there I attend a guided tour, saw it’s collection of artefacts and explored right to the top of the dome. The trip, organised by my workplace, exceeded my expectations. The view from the dome is amazing; one […]

St Paul’s Cathedral, 1st July 2013

The view from my flat on a rainy day, Brixton - 23rd September 2012
iPad drawing It was a dark and cloudy day on the weekend that forced me to stay in my flat. What else could I do but draw the view from my window? This is the first time I didn’t use any lines when drawing digitally. Days like that give me […]

A rainy day, Brixton – 23rd September 2012

Bridford Mews, London, 2nd August 2012
iPad drawing This is a drawing of the view from my office. It was a sunny day and this gave me a chance to practice using light and shadow. Bridford Mews near Portland Place is a quiet street in Fitzrovia overlooked by a mix of high-status offices and residential flats […]

The view from my office: Bridford Mews – 2nd August ...