When I was younger I’d refer to going into London’s West End as “going up west”. This faux working class phrase was picked up from Eastenders (in the days I watched it). Eastenders is set in east London so for the locals – going shopping or taking in a show in the West End was described as ‘going up west’.
Came across these photos of London which I like as they’re a bit different. The street photographer has snapped unlikely juxtapositions of people and their London surroundings.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
New Bond Street
(all photos via Matt Stuart Photography)