Giant crane in Lincoln’s Inn Fields

This vast crane was assembled in LIF over the weekend of 15-16 June to lift the cabins from the Africa House building site (project value £22 million, over-running its original Autumn 2012 completion date). The huge machine (pictured here just as set up was finished) was required for its long reach - it had to …

Terrace Restaurant to become ‘Lincoln’s Bar and Kitchen’ operated by Benugo in association with Soane Museum

The long saga of The Terrace restaurant has moved on another iteration with news that it is to become Lincoln's Bar and Kitchen.  Finchannel.com says: 'The 88-cover restaurant, in which Benugo will invest £500,000 in the redesign and the refurbishment of the building, is set to open in July in conjunction with Camden’s historic Sir …

Tweed invasion

 The Fields were invaded by a hundred or so tweed-wearers on bicycles today from the London Tweed Run.  It was all quite surreal with penny-farthings a plenty.

Hedges and masterplan

The new hedge and fence on three corners of the park is part of a plan to protect the grass from people walking diagonally across the Fields.  It was kind of obvious that when the railings were removed that people would walk across on the shortest possible route.  Even through the shrubberies.   The ground was …

Sir Robert Hunter on the need to open up Lincoln’s Inn Fields to the public – 1894

Sir Robert Hunter was one of the co-founders of The National Trust.  He was a lawyer with  an office at 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields (a building more famous recently for being "The Apprentice House 2013" in this year's season of the BBC talent/light entertainment show).  The Trust was created in part to buy up public …