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And so it begins...

Moving to London has been an incredible experience; I have found great house mates, I study a course I love and I live in an area that is so diverse and fascinating. 538 more words


Maple Hotel - East Hastings Street (2)

We last saw the Maple in 2012, when it was called the Washington Hotel, and awaiting a significant (and picture-perfect) restoration thanks to the Provincial Government’s program of restoring and seismically updating a series of heritage buildings run as Single-Room-Occupancy residences. 320 more words

Still Standing

Colombia Road Flower Market


Nearest tube, Old Street (Northern Line), Bethnal Green (Central Line).

I can’t believe I have never been to here! This should be one easily crossed off the list – who is up for a Sunday stroll?! 243 more words


Ripper Street

Ripper Street first aired on BBC television in 2012-13 to considerable applause, gaining a second series later in 2013. At the end of that year the BBC announced that they had dropped the show. 583 more words

Wednesday Word Tangle

When I was growing up there was little exotic about my life.

We didn’t go on foreign holidays and neither did my school friends. I remember we did stay in a caravan for a week once – I think it was in Wales. 599 more words


Morrison's Child of the Jago

I am not sure why I loved this so much more than Tales of Mean Streets. That had artistry and skill and eschewed the spectacular and violent — I was worried that this novel focusing on the violence of the true slums (actually a rarity in East London contrary to popular legend) would edge us more into sensationalist territory which rarely fails to piss me off (especially after reading… 1,073 more words


Save the Bees

London-based artists Louis Masai and Jim Vision are raising awareness about the decline in wild bee populations and the looming related environmental crisis for agriculture by creating arresting street art around the UK capital. 34 more words