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Writer.Musician.DJ.VJ.Artist.Photographer.Teacher. Traveller. Reviewer. Not bored!

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Writer Rank: 16
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Readers: 30782
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Articles: 285
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My WeekendNotes - 285
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Rules is the oldest restaurant in London - fact. So why should you go there? Well not just for the history, but the ... [more]
 
There is something pretty special in Brixton. For fans of the printed word, there is a bookshop you should know about, a... [more]
This place has made a real impression on the Brixton landscape since it appeared in May 2015. Put together as a temp... [more]
24/01/2018 - 28/04/2018
Tucked away nicely from the hustle and bustle of Clapham Road, while still being conveniently within walking reach o... [more]
As it has been a little more than a year now since the famous British singer, and cultural icon passed, let's have a... [more]
Don't be afraid. Even though I have a great love for horror movies, which is probably thanks to me growing up in... [more]
I love giving the directions to the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Angel, Islington. The reason is it's just so fun to say... [more]
This is maybe a place that needs no introduction for those already living and working in London, such is the popular... [more]
The first thing you will notice from the pictures is of course that this is not a castle. It is indeed a boat. Again... [more]
Some people think doodles are the things you do while you are on the telephone. Others think they are aimless squigg... [more]
The 80's. A decade made famous for: Frankie Says Relax t-shirts, The ZX Spectrum, Pacman, Coq au Vin, The A-Team,... [more]
Things have changed a lot in recent years around St Pauls Cathedral. It used to be a fact that after 6pm, and at wee... [more]
If you go to deepest Fulham, it can seem like another world. For a start, it is a long way off the tube grid, once y... [more]
If there's one thing London loves it's pubs - it has thousands of them - and a lot of them have been around for way ... [more]
I've been here before, and I decided I had to do it all again. And as I told you previously, I think it still is tru... [more]
We all have our preferences, but this one is worth putting your watch on. Located right in the heart of Shepherds B... [more]
This is my first review in a while, and I wanted to bring you something special to mark my return - so here you have... [more]
If ever there was a pub that looked like the dictionary definition of the word "pub", this is the one. Situated o... [more]
Have you ever been to Kew Gardens? I bet you have, such is the popularity of the place. Did you know though there is... [more]
I like a shop with an inspiring name - and let's face it, you can't get more inspiring than a simple active verb. So... [more]
The place has "Lobster Love" emblazoned across its window - and that's what you'll have too should you pop in here f... [more]
When the weather gets hot you are faced with a dilemma - to stay outside in the sun, or make a retreat for the shade... [more]
You either love it or you hate it. I'm talking about chilli. It's that type of spice. Personally, I love it - tha... [more]
The authentic taste of Indonesia - you probably think you would need to search a little for this. Well, I can tell y... [more]
If you like alcohol, and more importantly, if you are quite discerning about the alcohol you want to consume, there ... [more]
Aladdin's Cave is unlike anywhere you have ever seen - really. In fact, don't take my word for it - just look at the... [more]
You may have walked past this and not really contemplated the meaning of those half-broken skateboard pieces scatter... [more]
I wasn't intending to go in here the first time I entered through the door, to be honest. I was so glad I did. Once ... [more]
It is amazing that sometimes the hardest things to describe can actually be defined in simple words - such as all of... [more]
I love places that have one name, yet people know them as another. Take for example this rather lovely little bar on... [more]
You've been waiting for a restaurant like this... If you have ever been to a restaurant more than once, you will ... [more]
It's a hotel, but it's so much more than that too. Should you be coming to London, or even live here - pay this plac... [more]
I write this review with genuine affection - it is quite simply a delightful little shop. i discovered it quite by a... [more]
There's nothing like a good pub, a haven of chat and humour, a shelter from the typical English weather, a place for... [more]
Ooh, it's really time for something a bit special today - a proper East London caff. That's right, the sort of place... [more]
This is where it all began... That's right, the sport we know as table tennis, and which many more know as ping p... [more]
I know it's not April, it's May - but when did technical details ruin a good excuse for a party? If you like flamenc... [more]
10/05/2015
Pastry - has to be one of life's luxuries if you ask me. Sweet or savoury, hot or cold, I love them all. If you feel... [more]
This one requires a little bit of effort, especially if you don't live in South London - but as always, it is worth ... [more]
What, another burger place, you may be wondering - well, yes - but as you know by now, I only bring you the good one... [more]
I went here recently and loved it so much I had to tell you about it... Ariana II is an Afghan restaurant, locate... [more]
There is more to Columbia Road than just the Flower Market. This might sound a little strong to some of you, but ... [more]
Now, how about this for a place... Admit it, just one look at the shop front and you're dying to go inside. Well,... [more]
Another happy accident... I was walking along Columbia Road (of flower market fame), when I came across this fant... [more]
Sometimes a place is more than just a place - it is a statement. I believe this is the case with one of the newbies ... [more]
This place is special... I discovered this place by complete accident, as seems to be what happens with most of t... [more]
Everybody needs a pit stop. It's an essential part of going out anywhere I think. You do a little shopping, play a l... [more]
Now for a treat. If you have ever been to Soho and wandered around the streets, you are sure to have found a very en... [more]
There are a lot of pubs in London, it is true. I have told you about a number of them already, you may remember. One... [more]
I bet you think there's nothing I can teach you about Battersea. I know you know about the Power Station - who doesn... [more]
Greenwich has many surprises, none more so than this delightful little junk shop I found near the station - oh, the ... [more]
In 2015 it seems that the way to be fashionable is to look backwards rather than look forwards. Fashions for clothe... [more]
Today we're going to take a little walk - so pack your things as I guide you through one of the most iconic London stree... [more]
Some places just need to be found - and as if by fate, you end up finding them. That is exactly how you will feel wh... [more]
There is only one Dutch Cafe Bar in London, amazingly. When you consider the the size of London, and the relative pr... [more]
Sometimes you can have a bit too much edgy. Now I'm not saying I love all the exposed brickwork cafes and graffiti c... [more]
This place isn't just an ordinary pub, it used to be my local. Ok, that might not necessarily be a reason for you to... [more]
It seems these days that there are as many good ramen restaurants in London as there are pubs (well at least to me i... [more]
I like the cinema, as does my wife, but going to the pictures is a little lacking in effort I feel. We also like goi... [more]
What is the best way to combat the bitterly cold winter weather? Some fiery hot spicy food - and boy, do I have a re... [more]
I know, I know - you probably think I spend my life in pubs due to all the recommendations I give you about them. Th... [more]
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