London’s Literary Coffee Houses- Part 1: A Dispatch From Hackney Coffee Company

When I first started this blog I wanted to run a couple of features. The first being the best places in London to enjoy a coffee and read a book. To go in search of the lost London literary coffee houses if you like. England may be known as a nation of tea drinkers but originally back in the 17th-century, coffeehouses proliferated. It was a … Continue reading London’s Literary Coffee Houses- Part 1: A Dispatch From Hackney Coffee Company

London from Above: A Dispatch from The Shard.

Despite being open for over 5 years now, I’d never made it up The Shard. You don’t often get a chance to be a tourist in your own city, what with life and work getting in the way. However, it’s been on my must-visit list since it opened; mostly because you cannot travel anywhere in London without its looming presence casting a shadow over the … Continue reading London from Above: A Dispatch from The Shard.

London Nights: A Dispatch From the Museum of London.

The London Nights exhibition at the Museum of London is a major photography exhibition running from the 11th May-11th November 2018. Through portraiture, documentary, candid and conceptual photography and film, it aims to show nocturnal London in all its glory and diversity. As a huge fan of London’s history, I was delighted to discover that the exhibition started with the oldest of the photos from … Continue reading London Nights: A Dispatch From the Museum of London.

Stepping back in time: A Dispatch from The Rookery.

It was a quiet Sunday in Clerkenwell when we made our way down to The Rookery hotel from Farringdon station. The heat was oppressive and we were still hot and bothered from the tube but we were there soon enough as it was only a short walk. We found a non-descript doorway framed by an old Victorian gaslight and after ringing the doorbell, we entered … Continue reading Stepping back in time: A Dispatch from The Rookery.

A Soho institution: A Dispatch From Cafe Boheme.

Cafe Boheme is one of my very favourite places in London. I vividly remember walking through a bitterly cold Soho after my Italian class back in January 2016 to go there for something to eat. I was crestfallen to discover it had closed and it would remain closed for a 2-year refurbishment. Feeling relieved it hadn’t closed for good but still disappointed, I patiently waited … Continue reading A Soho institution: A Dispatch From Cafe Boheme.