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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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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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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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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Oi Hanoi a blight on Whitechapel High Street

Whitechapel has changed a lot in the past few years, which has its pros and cons for the locals living here. Every other week a new restaurant or cafe pops up. One of the most recent editions to Whitechapel High Street is Oi Hanoi, which claims to be an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with street food […]

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