Category: London Life

The allure of the houseboat

My favourite London run takes me through Limehouse Basin, so I get to see a great selection of houseboats. Everything from huge converted barges, to much smaller yachts moored on a temporary basis. Some come and go, while others seem to be there for good, never to see open waters again. I tend to get ...

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The constant inner battle…

...between my very strong desire to stay in bed and my rational understanding that I need to get my ass down to the gym. I'm sipping a coffee and procrastinating online, still in bed. The only factor tipping the scales is the ungodly noise coming from one of the building sites here in Canary Wharf. ...

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I spoke too soon…

After yesterday's optimism and sheer joy at cobbling together such an enjoyable Saturday, I spent most of last night wide awake due to a combination of noisy neighbours, insomnia and the arrival of an unrequested pizza. I was in bed and ready for sleep by 10pm last night, due to an early start. I drifted ...

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Setting up a perfect Saturday.

Yes, I know we're only half-way through the day, but it's shaping up to be rather perfect. I woke up this morning after an epic sleep, feeling rather more human than I have all week. I worked my little ass off in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and, while I was delighted with the result, ...

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Bokan: Taking in Canary Wharf from above

While out for a walk around the Isle of Dogs in the Spring sunshine this afternoon, we stumbled across our new neighbour - Bokan, on the 38th floor of the Novotel on Marsh Wall. I'm so glad I was persuaded to make the trip upstairs, both to check out the marvellous views over Canary Wharf ...

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Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coming to Canary Wharf

While out for a walk this morning, I noticed that there's a new coffee shop coming to Westferry Circus here in Canary Wharf: the brilliantly-named Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. I've only visited one of their outlets, the one around the corner from Liverpool Street. If memory serves, the coffee was delicious - but ...

Sunrise in Canary Wharf

I snapped this photo on my way to work yesterday morning, looking down the dock at Canary Wharf towards the new Dollar Bay building. The sunrise was amazing, so while walking, I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a pic before turning left to go and catch the DLR. I was worried that Dollar Bay would ...

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A musical pal

On my way back from Cheltenham on Friday night, I passed though Paddington Station (which, bizarrely, now seems to smell almost permanently of burnt cooking oil and chips...). Stink and slightly drunk Friday night commuters aside, I was surprised to find a brass band performing at the end of one of the platforms! They were from ...

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More HyperJapan walkabout videos!

Here are two more quick videos I shot while wandering around the various booths and food stalls at this weekend's HyperJapan expo in London. Just seeing that food on display makes me hungry all over again. https://youtu.be/2sms1l0SKVQ https://youtu.be/qaalmBPGm-Y