Leadenhall Market

A Christmas Sesh

My Brother had a Big Birthday yesterday and although he does not enjoy coming up to London, he gave it a try for a city day out. It turned out to be a pretty good template for a chatty stroll in the short daylight hours. We started in Shoreditch at the Bike Shed, a warren-like […]

The Finest Christmas Views

Yesterday morning London was filled with dense violet fog. Only later in the day did the dome of St Paul’s loom out, followed by the spire of the Shard. There are always a few days in November when London feels correctly autumnal, just as Christmas in the capital tends to arrive in January. Every year […]

No-Tourist London No.1

I’m always amazed that there are parts of London few tourists get to. Leadenhall Market goes right back to the first century, when a basilica and forum existed on the site. We know the site was acquired by Dick Whittington, and survived the Great Fire in 1666, when it was first covered in. It was […]