About Peter Watts

‘But what is to be the fate of the Great Wen? The monster called the metropolis of the empire?’ William Cobbett, 1830

I am a journalist who has worked in the national media since 1993, starting at The Sunday Times as a 17-year-old sportswriter. I have also been features writer at Time Out, where I edited the Big Smoke section.

I have written about architecture, politics, cinema, drugs, beer, history, music, museums, comedy, football, hippies, archeology, poetry, food, art, tunnels, auctions, buses, books, ghosts and jukeboxes. I also write about London quite a lot.

I have written for the Times, Independent, Observer, Independent On Sunday, Uncut, Prospect, Metropolitan, Sight And Sound, World of Interiors, 4-4-2,  Completely London and New Statesman.

This is a personal blog. You can contact me at petershepherdwatts@hotmail.com.

Peter Watts

17 responses to “About Peter Watts

  1. It’s great to see you blogging here, was gutted when Big Smoke was cancelled. Am really looking forward to reading more, the first few articles have been excellent already, it’s enough to get me excited about coming back home to the city after a year away!

  2. Hi Geoff
    very nice of you to say, but I wouldn’t hurry back; it’s just started snowing again.

  3. Hi Peter,

    Great to read your new blog. It’s looking good and you already have some great content here.

    This internet business is the future. I reckon in twenty years or so there’s going to be one in every home.

    Tom

  4. It’s great to see you blogging here, was gutted when Big Smoke was cancelled. Am really looking forward to reading more, the first few articles have been excellent already, it’s enough to get me excited about coming back home to the city after a year away!
    +1

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  6. Will follow future blogs with interest

  7. Love this blog! I run a small gallery and would love to send you info….or you can check it out for yourself…. http://www.orangedotgallery.co.uk

    Hopefully hear back from you!

    Danielle

  8. Hello,

    I just wanted to invite you to Tired of London, Tired of Life’s second birthday party.

    If you fancy it, the invitation is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiredoflondon/5076349834/

    Keep up the good work.

    Tom

  9. Thanks for the link. Enjoying the trip.

  10. That was a bit intimidating. I’ve just started a London blog with no journalistic experience whatsoever, and without really ever looking a blogs before. I’m learning from excellent examples such as this one and making it up as I go along.

  11. Amazing blog!! Just discovered it and loved it. I guess it’s gonna take me long to read so many stories. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  12. Excellent blog. You clearly learnt your craft from a master somewhere along the way.

  13. Neatly effective piece. Ta.

  14. Great blog, Peter. You might be interested in mine as well: http://coalholecover.blogspot.co.uk/. It’s about a disappearing reminder of when London was smog-filled and a lot sootier.

  15. A great blog , one of the best in London

  16. Love this blog – really filled with love for London.

    Can I also recommend http://www.lifelonglondoner.blogspot.com, which is in a similar vein to yours?

  17. I absolutely adore London and I’m delighted to see a blog about it! :)

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