Fantastic French Fare at Blachette East Restaurant on Bricklane

Blanchette East restaurant recently opened on Bricklane in August 2016 and is a great addition to the growing variety and good cuisine offered on this strip. The restaurant has a tapas menu that successfully blends Southern French and Northern African influences and is divided into the following sections: cheese, charcuterie, fish, meat and vegetables. Tapas style restaurants […]

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Fab Cheap Food at Proud East in Haggerston

We were looking for pre-pub cheap eats in east London on a Saturday night when we stumbled upon this great find, Proud East in Haggerston. The location is fantastic, it is right on the canal and just a stones throw away from Haggerston and Dalston Junction overground stations. It has plenty of outdoor seating and this […]

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Cocktails & Brunch at Bistrotheque

One of my favourite places for brunch is Bistrotheque in East London. Bistrotheque is a well hidden gem on a residential backstreet near Cambridge Heath station. Unless you know what you are looking for, you can easily walk past this place as it is a converted warehouse with no outside decoration or signage. However once inside you […]

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TFL Walks: Beckton to Woolwich and then to Falconwood

My husband and I are working our way through the Capital Ring, a series of walks designed by TFL circling London. Last weekend we did two walks beginning at Beckton via Woolwich and ending up in Falconwood. This was my favourite walk so far as we got to see a mixture of city highlights, stunning Thames views, interesting industrial sites and […]

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TFL Walks: Hackney Wick to Stoke Newington

My husband and I started to do the TFL Walks at the beginning of the British Summer in a bid to get fit and see more of London. This section of the TFL Capital Ring Walk is one of my favourites. We did the walk backwards and started at Hackney Wick Overground station, then walked […]

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Meet the Londoner who Drives and Shuns Public Transport

London is one of the busiest cities with the most iconic and famous public transport system in the world. Everybody knows the tube and the double-decker red bus! However I recently was shocked to meet a Londoner who shuns public transport and drives to work! I thought he must be crazy, and he confirmed my thoughts […]

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Aldgate East: A Tube Station We Love to Hate

I’m a huge fan of the tube. Ever since my first day in London I fell in love with it’s iconic design and the convenience of travelling from one end of London to another so quickly. I found the frequency particularly impressive, having come from a city where it was normal to wait 30 minutes for […]

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Tate Modern Level 10: Views of London

The London Tate Modern museum opened its fantastic new building in June 2016. The Switch House has a free viewing platform on level 10 where you can see the most amazing views of London, including all the most-loved favourites from this iconic skyline including the Razor, the Shard, the Gherkin and the Cheese Grater. These are some photos I […]

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Two Guys on a Black Moped Stole our iPhone

I never expected it to happen in London, but this weekend we were robbed in broad daylight by a black moped! My husband and I were standing outside Aldgate House, around the corner from Aldgate Station on Whitechapel High Street, looking at Google Maps on our iPhone 6. Out of nowhere, two guys dressed in […]

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Orange Elephant Steak in Chelsea

I recently had a great steak lunch in posh Chelsea for only £10 at the Orange Elephant restaurant. For £10 we enjoyed a 6oz hanger steak with steak sauce, beef dripping chips, salad and a glass of wine. Whilst hanger steak isn’t my favourite cut, the quality of ingredients was top notch and it was […]

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Trendy Italian in London Fields

London Fields is so very trendy, with its quirkly bookshops and old school sewing shop, the slew of house boats on the canal, and the numerous cafes and pubs selling good organic products and spilling out with cool, hip people. So it is no surprise that Lardo located in London Fields is one of the trendiest Italian […]

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London Shopping in Lomo

A London Lomo inspired snapshot into shopping in the East End. From green beans to vintage records, I took these images in Shadwell, Bricklane, Whitechapel and Broadway markets.

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Saturday Lobster Dinner at the Big Easy

The Big Easy is one of the better known American-style diners in London. The original Kings Road restaurant first opened more than 22 years ago, designed to be an easy going place with generous portions and cool music in a similar vein to the 19th century crab and BBQ shacks on the American Gulf Coast. […]

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Old East London

My photographs of old East London in 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Photographic Memories of Borough Market

Despite its popularity, the robust pricing and painful crowds, Borough Market continues to be my favourite London market. I love its medieval backdrop against the beautiful Southwark Cathedral upon which you can just lounge around on a sunny day. The crowds of Brits lolling around drinking ciders and beers in the summer incite a festive spirit. And […]

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