Category: Food

Clowntime is over

As I walked along St Martin’s Place  into Trafalgar Square I came across this man wearing a clown’s outfit. He was sitting on the wall just about to…

Pie, mash and liquor at Manze’s on Deptford High Street

Pie and mash shops sprang up in the early Victorian period. They sold value-for-money tasty stodge and took hold in the working class East End. The first recorded…

Church Street Market

I was following one of Geoffrey Fletcher‘s old walks through 1970’s London which he’d documented in his excellent book London At My Feet. Practically all of the “old…

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

A fine walk interrupted by beer: in search of London Pubs

Start: Limehouse          Finish: Canary Wharf Coming out of Limehouse station’s Branch Road exit there is a path down to the Limehouse Basin which is…

Newman Arms: Arvow Den-nowydh

I thought it was Welsh initially when they re-did the sign to the pub which had recently closed, but no. It’s Cornish. Not everyone approves of the addition…

New Covent Garden

The market not the soup. It’s a great place to walk around early in the morning (it seems to trade from middle of the night to middle of…

Borough Market at setting up time

I popped into Borough Market at around 8am last Saturday. Most of the setting up at had been completed by the stall-holders but very few customers had yet…

New York, November 2015

Friday night. Fish and chips.