Borough Market

Borough Market

London’s Borough Market was front-page news worldwide in 2017 for all the wrong reasons. Knife and machete-wielding jihadist lunatics drove into the thronging and thriving area and proceeded to hack and stab as many people as they could.

Itchycoo Park

Itchycoo Park

This is one for the serious music fans…

In 1967 The Small Faces broke new ground when they wrote Itchycoo Park. This psychedelic pop/rock track was a huge hit single in the UK and USA and took what had previously been a Mod band into new pioneering territory.

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market

There has been a market in this site for over 350 years and you cannot help but sense the hustle and bustle and echoes of trading over the centuries… No place name partially made up of the word ‘spital’ is going to sound too glamorous, but it is a fantastically authentic piece of London.

The Hanging Gardens of Notting Hill

The Hanging Gardens of Notting Hill

Babylon might lay claim to a Wonder of the World, but its Hanging Gardens are no more (and may never even have existed at all), and anyway – they never served a decent pint.
London’s Hanging Gardens are still very much alive and well.

Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden

Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden

Shopping and shops appear to split people into two camps: those who treat shopping as an exciting recreational activity full of wonder and possibilities, and those who shop reluctantly only because they need something.