Soho in 1986

A few weeks ago I wrote about how special it is to go for a walk in London. Lee commented with his memory of walking in London in 1992, and now Simon has chipped in with his memories of Soho in 1986: I worked in Soho in ’86/’87. I remember the old actor and his wife at continue reading »

Time of the month

Yesterday I visited Brent Foodbank and learnt that they, and other Foodbanks across the country, desperately need sanitary towel donations. “No one should be worrying that the newspaper they’re using as a sanitary towel might leak” – Nigel Webster in the New Statesman. If you can, please donate. Find your nearest Foodbank here. Image: Tom continue reading »

Walking in London

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” Steven Wright “No city should be so large that someone can’t walk out of it in a morning.” Cyril Connolly Pick up a copy of the Evening Standard magazine today and read Will Self’s article about walking in and out of London. Then wrap up warm continue reading »

13 ways to celebrate Christmas in London

Christmas spirit doesn’t have to be about consumerism. For me it’s all about finding ways to embrace the cold winter months and spend as much time as possible with my friends and family. Here are 13 things I do each year to celebrate Christmas in London. Christmas in London 1) Carols by Candlelight Union Chapel in Islington continue reading »