10 Awesome Coffee Spots Around Covent Garden

Give the Starbucks a miss and head to these fantastic places for a caffeine hit in central London.   1: For books and brunch: Drury 188-189 A newbie on the Covent Garden scene, Drury 188-189 offers coffee, cake, lunch and brunch with a side of vintage books. Drop in for a freshly pressed juice and… Continue reading 10 Awesome Coffee Spots Around Covent Garden

This is London: Change Gonna Come

I’m going to say it plain and simple: I don’t like change. They say change is good, and maybe for certain people, at certain times, it is. But when something comes along and disrupts you just when you are feeling settled and comfortable, when things are safe and familiar, I just want change to buzz… Continue reading This is London: Change Gonna Come

The Ship Tavern: a Gin Den in Central

An old-school pub with a fabulous gin selection? This place has got it covered….   Step outside Holborn Station, and head towards the Wetherspoons, that reliable, cheap, generic chain where you can pretty much guarantee to get a drink that won’t break the bank. Aim for this vaguely satisfactory but not hugely awe-inspiring establishment, and… Continue reading The Ship Tavern: a Gin Den in Central

Mamma Mia: Dancing Queens and Super Troupers

Somewhere in the crowd, there’s you me. Aka the night I went to the ultimate Abba musical.   When it’s a cold, drizzly Tuesday evening in the city, a bit of entertainment is much needed. With the current steep cinema prices (enough to buy multiple DVDs from Amazon), seeing a film, albeit on a big… Continue reading Mamma Mia: Dancing Queens and Super Troupers

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

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