Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Limehouse is proper east London.  It is situated in Tower Hamlets and is on the bank of the Thames and part of the docklands area.

Monday, 8 November 2010


Elephant And Castle is a grim part of London in Southwark.  And it’s the station at the end of the south portion of the Bakerloo Line.  My first exposure to the place was through the Jim Davidson eighties sitcom Up The Elephant And Round The Castle.  Not good.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Aldgate is situated in east London.  It rubs up against Whitechapel and the East End.

Friday, 8 October 2010


East Finchley is actually in North London, don’t be fooled!  It is home to the fantastic Phoenix Cinema.

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Canary Wharf is an immense, modern part of London.  The nice parts look like some futuristic city while on the edges remain old school east London slums.  There is so much money here, most of it foreign.  What can you do?

Friday, 10 September 2010


Old Street is situated in east London.  There is legend that it used to connect Silchester to Colchester.  These days though it is quite run down looking, not least the roundabout that houses the tube station.  In my circles it is perhaps best known for previously housing the Foundry bar and these days has XOYO just around the corner.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


South Hampstead is not Hampstead as you would imagine.  For some reason it is situated between St Johns Wood, Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage with so much rough along with smooth around it.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Embankment sits on the north bank of the Thames (thus the name).

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Dalston has somehow become a hip part of town.  I don’t see it myself but it is a handy mid point between Islington and The City.

Saturday, 31 July 2010


South Bermondsey station is the one closest to Millwall football club and as such is the route recommended to away supporters.  It links via the overground to London Bridge.

Friday, 4 June 2010


Mile End is situated in East London.  It’s in Tower Hamlets.  Enough said.

Saturday, 29 May 2010


Bermondsey is an old school part of south east London that houses amongst things Millwall Football Club.  What’s not to like?

Friday, 28 May 2010


Sloane Square sits at the end of King’s Road in the Chelsea area of London and thus is a very affluent and expensive area of town to find yourself in.

Its overrated.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Pimlico is a really nice part of London situated in Westminster and sat next to Belgravia.  It is within reach of the Thames and places such as the Tate Britain.  The properties are breathtaking and expensive and yet somehow over the years I have managed to encounter people that live there.  These are very careerist and driven individual who I sadly possess time to fully appreciate their surroundings.  Maybe I’m wrong.

It is perhaps best known from the Ealing comedy Passport To Pimlico.

Sunday, 9 May 2010


I once went out with a lady from West Hampstead.  She was quite posh with a double-barrelled name and thus as result I thought West Hampstead was posh.  I was wrong.

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Holloway Road is a lengthy portion of the A1 situated in north London and specifically Islington.  It is close to Arsenal Football Club.

Joe Meek committed suicide in a house on Holloway Road.

Friday, 23 April 2010


Westminster is the big important part of London where the powers that be make the big decisions that affect our lives.  This is marked by the huge sight of Big Ben overlooking proceedings.  This is London from a past time.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Hammersmith is a famous area of west London notorious for being name checked in Clash songs.  Of course it has much more to offer than this but the trek there is such a fucking ache to get there (the Westway et al).

Friday, 19 March 2010


Latimer Road is a rough part of North West London despite being in close proximity of Holland Park, Shepherd’s Bush, Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill.  It’s a tower block region.

Friday, 12 March 2010


Aldgate East station is situated next to the Whitechapel Gallery in a contentious part of East London.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Situated just around the corner from Kings Cross, Caledonian Road is a long sprawling road in north London.  Personally I have always felt a bad vibe from the place, which in the past has tended to manifest into anger.  This may or may not related to the fact that it is near Pentonville Prison.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


Wanstead is a place in East London situated on the A12 which means it is in Essex. Its name means “settlement on a small hill”.

Sunday, 3 January 2010


Manor House is a rough part of North London that rubs up against the east of Finsbury Park. My experience of the area was a mixed one as I visited a work colleague’s flat there a number of times in late 2007 and early 2008, having to do the walk of shame.