I have a confession… I’ve lived in Finsbury Park for a year and I’ve never paid a visit to our close neighbour Stoke Newington. I knew it was a crime when I was looking for a nearby cafe to visit to satisfy my sweet tooth and coffee cravings and came across The Tea Rooms on Stoke Newington Church Street. I was intrigued by their website which has a vintage feel that’s right up my street… View Post

Back in the 1920s the cocktail hour was just “an interval before an evening meal”, in my opinion, there’s always an hour for cocktails.  So I’m on a quest to find the best cocktails London has to offer this year through a series of ‘cocktail hours’ sampling cocktails and their surroundings. The first cocktail hour was spent at Aqua Spirit on Argyll Street.  It’s a well trodden street just off Oxford Street but the entrance… View Post

The National Portrait Gallery has been high on my list of places to visit in London for a while. I’ll admit that I’m not highly cultured so I’m afraid you won’t find an artist’s critique here. However, I am interested in the history of the world and how creative talent has captured moments, cultures and people over time, so here’s my view of why it’s worth paying a visit. The gallery is part of the… View Post