Category: London Life

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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, ...

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 ...

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

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HyperJapan 2016: cosplay and food galore!

We spent a few delightful hours at HyperJapan in London this afternoon. A flurry of cosplay, Japanese music, Japanese food, more cosplay and some more food. Pretty much like every visit to HyperJapan ever. Highlights for me were the delicious Takoyaki (octopus balls), despite almost burning my mouth off when trying to stuff them down ...

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That’s one big hole!

A few snaps I took when out walking around Canary Wharf last weekend. Back then, the sun was still shining - right before it was replaced with grey skies and rain yesterday. Ah, summer... it was nice while it lasted. We walked past the huge building site over at what was Wood Wharf and, over ...