Tag: hackney

There’s Sutton going on around here

There used to be a huge medieval house on the edge of Church Path that led between the small villages of Hackney and Homerton. Called Tan House, it…

Canals were the future once, too

When a young David Cameron first faced veteran Tony Blair as Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Question Time in 2005, he famously scored a withering put…

The Borribles – pointy eared class warfare in South London

Some time ago Londonist website ran a poll to choose the best London novel of all time.  I’d heard of most of the top ten and had even read…

Stuart Free saving old London through his paintings, one building at a time.

Stuart Free paints London buildings. Not for him the famous landmarks though, his interest is in local buildings that are the backdrop to everyday life. Cafes, shops, pubs, clubs, warehouses and tower…