Tag Archives: England

Ever wondered what do those London neighbourhoods are like?

Have you ever flown into London Heathrow airport? Unless you’re arriving from the West, thereby ruining the Queen’s sleep over in Windsor (because, like a particularly loud American once said within earshot of yours truly, Why have they built a castle … Continue reading

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The night raid to Billingsgate.

Shopping for food in the UK is often not, for yours truly, a joyous experience, and this is due to the utter lack of variety. Honest, there’s more individuality in a pool of cloned cells than in UK’s supermarkets. Even … Continue reading

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Silence, Japanese gardens and peacocks.

I love Saturday mornings. Quoting freely from Stephen King, they have an air of unexpressed potential, something close to the first day of the summer school holidays: the working week is just gone and all that unfolds ahead is two … Continue reading

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Expect the worst and be ready to pay quickly: a guide to finding a home in London

Of all the quests of modern life – finding dark matter, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, understanding women – there’s no denying that scoring decent lodging in London is probably the most difficult. The London property crisis is nothing new and … Continue reading

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Not on the Circle Line: glimpses from London’s outer boroughs.

This post is part of a new series that I’ve started, aimed at showing – through a photo or two – how London looks like outside the District Line, where people actually live. You can find the other installments here.  I … Continue reading

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Not on the Circle Line: glimpses from London’s outer boroughs.

Like many other Londoners, I spend most of time outside the centre, the area – roughly delimited by the Circle Line’s tracks – where the overwhelming majority of the tourist attractions are and where visitors flock. Outside, oblivious to them, lie beautiful … Continue reading

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