The internet is a fabulous source of news. And it’s now becoming so ubiquitous that you can find out local things that you might never find out otherwise. Here’s a slightly sad example. Harry is a local celebrity. He’s never far from the bar of our local pub. He lives on our road and you […]
Over the last year, Balham has gone into a frenzy of restaurant opening. I thought that some of you might be interested in hearing my opinions of some of these restaurants. Hop & Spice New Sri Lankan restaurant on Bedford Hill. We accidently went there on their opening night. In fact I think we were […]
This’ll annoy the people who don’t live in London. Giles Coren articulates something that has been nagging at me for years. My old mate and former Times colleague, Guy Walters […] has a theory: “For every ten miles you drive away from London”, says Guy, “you travel back one year in time.” He’s talking about […]
Some advice for passengers on London Underground. When the tube breaks down and the announcements are telling you to use alternative routes, in the vast majority of cases you are better off staying where you are and waiting for the problem to be fixed. It seems to be standard operating procedure in these cases that […]
I haven’t fully digested it yet, but there was an interesting-looking debate in Westminister Hall yesterday about plans for a London Orbital Rail Network. I only noticed it because the debate was called for by my MP, Martin Linton (whose constituency includes Clapham Junction). From I’ve read so far, a lot of the discussion revolves […]
I’ve been a bit quiet over the last week. That’s because I’m working for a new client and I’m just finding my feet. A new job, of course, means a new location. I’m working on Golden Lane which is just to the north of the Barbican. In this case it’s not exactly a new location […]
Rachel has written an account of her meeting with Charles Clarke. Sounds like it was pretty productive all in all.
In the entrance hall to all tube stations you’ll find a notice board telling you how each line is currently running. It’s worth noting that when the sign says a line has “good service”, what they actually mean is that it has “the expected level of service”. It’s a subtle, but important, distinction.
My Amazon wish list took quite a battering (but in a good way) over christmas so I needed to find some new things to put on it. Luckily a shopping trip to buy presents for other people gave me plenty of inspiration. A new (ish – well I can’t remember seeing it before) Books etc […]
Every Londoner has done it at some point. A packed tube pulls into the station, but the carriage that stops in front of you is surprisingly empty. But it’s early in the morning and you’re only half awake so instead of being suspicious you just get on. And just as the doors close, your nose […]