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100 Stranger portrait 81/100

Having done the “Drive-by” portrait of Ed ( Stranger 80 ), I was keen to create a portrait using an installation I had earmarked as a backdrop. 224 more words


Sri Thong, Spitalfields, London

I’ve got a bit stuck in my ways lately – I’ve settled on my favourites and I keep going back.  Nothing very wrong with that of course, but you have to branch out once in a while, eh?  1,370 more words


[Food] Wright Brothers Spitalfields

We came across this restaurant when we wander around Spitalfields market. We decided to give it a try, as it was a bit expensive in terms of price. 287 more words


Exploring London - Wapping and surrounding areas!

One of the things I find most frustrating about London is that there are 100s of blogs that tell you there is a market here…a great coffee place there… But what if you really want to just explore and your own and need to find something to do that doesn’t make you stand out as being the loner all day long (some of us might have just moved to London, or even are from here but want all their friends are coupled off and therefore find themselves at a loose end). 510 more words


Wright Brothers, Spitalfields, London

Sometimes you’re taken by surprise. Some things are not what at first they seem. I’m in Spitalfields Market, a place I’ve brought you before and have been to many times. 1,983 more words


St John Bread and Wine, Spitalfields, London

One of my occasional departures tonight from my habitual solo dining.  Hope you don’t mind.  My Lovely Wife was recently enthusing over a review of St John at Smithfield.  1,819 more words


The Complaisant Silk Mercer: c. 1750

Mr. Lloyd the Complaisant.

About the middle of the last century resided Mr. Lloyd, a silk-mercer, on Ludgate-hill, who was almost proverbial for his complaisant and patient attention to his customers, so much so, indeed, that no frivolous or vexatious purchasing on their part would disorganize the equanimity of his temper. 478 more words

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