Sunday 16 September, 2012

Full Stop – Brick Lane


What was once a really good little antique shop is now an even better café. I like it because it’s been designed to look like a sitting room from another decade…

Friday 14 September, 2012

Tina, We salute you! – Dalston


Tina, We Salute You! is a small but comfortable space flooded with light, due to big windows on both sides. They use old tea cups and tea pots…

Monday 10 September, 2012

Dog & Wardrobe – Hackney


There definitely appears to have been a shift in style as to what people decorate their houses with. I grew up with staffordshire figures and various bowls used as table centre pieces…


Inbetween a skip and a Tesco Express is the last place I would expect to find a place like L’Entrepot. Owned by Borough Wines, this wine bar/cafe is a brilliant addition to a very quickly up and coming area…

Thursday 23 August, 2012

Towpath Cafe


Occasionally I will ride my bike along the canal between Angel and Victoria park, apart from truant kids nearly running you off the path as they screech by on BMX’s it’s a nice route…

Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Blitz Cafe – Brick Lane


Blitz Cafe is slightly off the main thoroughfare of Brick Lane and is definitely my favourite cafe in the area. Part of a vintage department store (as it calls itself) they don’t serve food just some good cakes and very nice coffee…


When it comes to buying a new book I’m afraid that I generally buy it on Amazon. I know it’s bad as Amazon will just take over, put everyone else out of business and then hike their prices up but for now I still like to save a few pounds…

Friday 10 August, 2012

A.Gold – Spitalfields


A.Gold is straight out of a Victorian picture book. With large jars of old fashioned sweets, Eccles cakes, fruit cake, Battenberg cake and toffee in beautiful tins it’s heaven for any tourist visiting London, it’s all very ye olde English…