An Introduction: A Dispatch from London

“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, that I love London so…” as the oft-repeated song goes. Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, born, raised and based in the East End that I love London so, but I don’t think it is, it’s so much more than that. It’s a 2am bagel from Brick Lane, it’s the sense of wonder standing in the British Museum atrium … Continue reading An Introduction: A Dispatch from London

Welcome to Bethnal Green: A Dispatch from The East End

Originally a poverty stricken slum area, Bethnal Green is shaking off its dour high-rise image and becoming a destination in its own right. For over a century it’s been a melting pot of original East Enders, Jewish, Italian, and Bangladeshi families but its proximity to the City of London has seen working professionals moving in, and with it, rapid gentrification. Think £3 coffees, grown men … Continue reading Welcome to Bethnal Green: A Dispatch from The East End

The worst civilian disaster of World War 2: A Dispatch From Bethnal Green

Great Britain may have been isolated from the Continent during the Second World War, therefore not subject to invasion and occupation but it suffered its fair share of destruction. From September 1940-May 1941, London & Britain were subject to “the Blitz”, an aerial bombardment campaign by the Luftwaffe designed to make Britain surrender or at the very least, sue for peace, by weakening public morale. … Continue reading The worst civilian disaster of World War 2: A Dispatch From Bethnal Green