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“This is one moment, /

But know that another/

Shall pierce you with a sudden painful joy.”

– T.S. Eliot

I’m not sure why I took the long way down to Farringdon Road, rather than the shortcut off of Clerkenwell and over Herbal Hill – a narrow street barely bigger than an alley – to get to my old flat on Crawford Passage. 894 more words

Extra Dry Martini

Breddos Tacos, Clerkenwell

It took an ex-street stall serving modern, fusion-brunch tacos to convince me that London has some hidden dining gems. And convince me Breddos Tacos sure did. 458 more words


Brunch at Exmouth Grind or how I found yet another way to love my neighbourhood...

Finding a lovely new spot for brunch that’s within walking distance of your front door is like finding a fiver in the back pocket of jeans you forgot you had in your wardrobe. 429 more words

Dining Out - Dinner

Look Mum No Hands - Clerkenwell's Cycling Institution

Cycling Café. Coffee Shop. Best Coffee in London. Best Café in Clerkenwell. Café in Clerkenwell.

My latest coffee review is for one of the great cycling institutions of London. 602 more words


B & H Buildings, London, 6 March 2017

The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings basement always appears to me somehow crudely reminiscent of an Ottoman Empire interior. Notwithstanding the concrete floor and ceiling, metal girders and French tapestry print on thin cotton sheets that line the walls – for me, it’s the low cushioned benches covered in patterned fabric that extend continuously round the room, and the rows of small holes that emit a kaleidoscope of pastel-tinted light from behind the tapestry prints… 193 more words


London: A Dickensian Day with Pubs Aplenty

IT WAS MORE THE HOUSE — a late Regency row house in Holborn that I knew would have similarities with the two mid-19th c. houses I own in Brooklyn — than any particular connection with Charles Dickens that brought me to 48 Doughty Street. 435 more words