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Stepping back in time with a trip to Spitalfields

When you head away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street station, in the direction of London’s famous Spitalfields market, it’s hard to imagine you’re about to step a century or two back in time but that’s exactly what lies behind the heavy black door of number 18 Folgate Street. 622 more words

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Twelve Days of Christmas London Style - Day 2

I love London. Even though I lived there for a year, and visit as often as I can, I never get bored with it. There are always new and surprising places to discover. 356 more words

History

Hey, good lutin'

Well, we know opera’s brilliant. You get to watch your favourites striding around the stage brandishing swords, singing gorgeously while lying on their backs, and being hoisted into the air in the middle of impossible arias. 873 more words

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The Pride Of Spitalfields

I don’t see how anyone can dislike the Pride of Spitalfields. Located just off Brick Lane, it’s a Proper Pub. An old red carpet with floral patterns under your feet, whilst, near the toilets, there’s a turntable playing vinyl. 439 more words

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Joseph's Yard: Charles Keeping...

My new job finds me in Spitalfields, an area I know pretty well from evenings and weekends spent there experiencing its undoubted charms for the last 20 years or so, but it’s interesting being able to now discover its lunchtime delights… Not the least of which are more varieties of food than you could ever imagine, a huge second hand vinyl market every third (I think) Friday and an even bigger second hand/ tat  market… Which is where for the princely sum of £1, I came across this rather marvelous little book… Written and illustrated by Charles Keeping and published in 1969, its the simple story of a boy whose back yard is barren and full of rusty old junk. 181 more words

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Vinyl sales reach 18-year record high

Vinyl sales this year have smashed a near 20-year record with over 1 million copies sold. Sales are at the highest point since 1996, estimates project that the total will exceed 1.2 million with an injection of cash over the Christmas period, driven mostly by iconic rock albums from bands such as Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin. 404 more words

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