Is this Bond Street? How to do London 007-Style

I duck behind a red telephone box (alas, only taking cards these days), heart racing and blood pumping in my ears. It’s so loud it almost drowns out the never-ending and unspeakably aggressive sounding Crossrail works around the corner. This is serious stuff. I subtly look to my right, trying to gauge whether anyone leaving the… Continue reading Is this Bond Street? How to do London 007-Style

Brunch at The Black Penny, Covent Garden

Brunch is one of those fabulous concepts that makes you feel somewhat sophisticated without the need for dressing up, parting with huge amounts of cash, or forfeiting an early night. Perhaps that is why the popularity of the breakfast-lunch convergence has increased significantly over the past couple of years: Instagram is now awash with Prosecco… Continue reading Brunch at The Black Penny, Covent Garden

ENO’s La Bohème: A Modern Bohemian Rhapsody

La Bohème at the London Coliseum ‘We have, I am afraid to say, come across one of those technical difficulties that happen every so often in performances: we have a piece of scenery that is supposed to rotate, and due to power faults, it’s simply not rotating. But rather than exclude this part from our… Continue reading ENO’s La Bohème: A Modern Bohemian Rhapsody

London in a Day

Only got one day in the big bad city? Don’t waste it getting mowed down by school trips and tourists, seeing the obvious attractions (that you’ve probably seen before) or being disappointed by mediocre meals. Check out my suggestions for when time is tight… Spitalfields Market 24 Hours in London London is about far more… Continue reading London in a Day

The Cross Keys, Covent Garden – A Proper Pub

This man, this white-shirted individual making his way into The Cross Keys, has the right idea. He’s after a pint in a Proper Pub, and that’s what he is bloomin’ well going to get… Follow his lead, people. When I stumbled across it on one of my walks through the awesomeness that is Covent Garden, its… Continue reading The Cross Keys, Covent Garden – A Proper Pub