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Today I had my first cat encounter. I thought I was the only one of my species but apparently I am not… 71 more words

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Sunday marketing

Since I didn’t leave my flat yesterday, I figured today I should get out and do something Sundayish. There are a number of markets around the city, and I’ve been to several, but I felt like getting to East London, so I headed toward Brick Lane. 243 more words


Hotbox Brunch

Elena and I came here a few months back and fell in love with the menu, staff and decor of this place.

Today we have returned to sample their brunch menu which is only offered at the weekend and is said to be rather heavenly so we thought we would put our forks to the test. 833 more words


Blixen: Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6AA

Terrific breakfast in brasserie setting, notable mentions for excellent smoothies, decadent croque madame and generous baked eggs, boston beans and confit duck (pictured). 14 more words


Upon The Origins Of Baddeleys | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life

Last Sunday, I told the story of John James , the journeyman die sinker who rose to become Lord Mayor of London in 1922, and this week I explore the origins of this extraordinary family endeavour which spans five centuries and innumerable generations, and whose specialist printing business Baddeley Brothers still flourishes in Hackney. 182 more words

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Sheltered Spitalfields and Covered City Walk

This walking tour has been devised specifically as a walk that can be done in cold or wet weather because it’s so sheltered. You walk through three interesting, very different markets, two of which are under cover. 130 more words