They say there’s a divide: those who live north of the river, and those who live south of it. The Thames is the line between these two halves of London, each of whom think they are superior to the opposing point of the compass. With the exception of the Southbank, the London Eye and Borough… Continue reading Crossing the line and a city of two sides
Working from home means sitting, for eight hours a day, looking out of my living room window. Yes, I should be looking at my computer screen for the duration of the working day, but with no tea break chat, half mile treks to the loos, or small talk by the printer, I need some light… Continue reading Has Covid-19 made me a Nosy Neighbour?
Unfortunately, one of the downsides of living in Islington (an assumed fancy borough) is that although we have an M&S Food, a Waitrose, a Planet flippin’ Organic, we have no Lidl or Aldi. A travesty in my mind, as discovering what randomness Lidl’s middle aisle has each week is one of life’s small pleasures, surely?… Continue reading An Ode to Lidl
What’s with all the leggings, guys? Is it just me, or do 90% of Londoners look like they’ve just stepped out of a yoga class? This trend — known as ‘athleisure’ — is basically everyone putting on some high-end leggings and some labelled trainers, as if they’re heading for a good old workout at some… Continue reading Hat’s Off To London’s Sporty Masses
A good few months have passed since poor London’s My Lobster has had a well-deserved update — but BEAR with me (see photo — yes, I still have an immeasurable amount of wit, obviously). It’s a busy life, here in the big city, juggling all sorts of jobs and duties, friendships and events, all whilst… Continue reading It’s been a while…
This morning I saw a middle-aged man speeding on a Boris bike through Covent Garden, one hand on the handlebars, the other clutching a giant ceramic vase. I was quite impressed that a) he could physically hold the gargantuan urn with one hand, b) that despite being weighed down on one side, he maintained an… Continue reading A man, a bicycle, and a flippin’ massive vase: why Londoners should look more
If you’re on the lookout for somewhere to caffeinate and get productive, check out these wifi offering, coffee brewing locations in central London. Ah, the freelancer lifestyle. The freedom to work from the comfort of your bed, donning last night’s PJs with a cuppa in hand. Sometimes, though, that just isn’t productive. As a student… Continue reading Freelancing? Studying? These London cafes have fab coffee and super wifi
There’s an awful lot of food that goes to waste in a non-stop capital like London. Some people, however, are making use of the bits that no one wants: meet the sustainable eating initiatives that are being creative with the ‘rubbish’. As with any city, London produces a shedload of waste – think of the… Continue reading London Start-Ups Making Use of the City’s Food Waste
DISCLAIMER: Hari will not be liable for any inaccuracies in the below calculations. Love Actually must be shown at least 6 times over the festive period across various channels, otherwise the law states that it is not officially Christmas. I probably watch, on average, 2.5x Love Actually each year. Despite most things being the same… Continue reading Post-Christmas Calculations: Very Accurate Statistics I’ve Deduced This Year
Hands up if anyone has ever seen a rabbit hopping about in Covent Garden. Or how about a fox making its way from Trafalgar Square? Perhaps you may have come across a squirrel in Seven Dials? No I have not gone completely mad – but Covent Garden may have. This year, Seven Dials have gone… Continue reading London’s Woodland-Themed Christmas Lights: Fab or Fail?