Watch him bounce alone on his dreary isle – nothing but the crescendo of flowing traffic for rhythm, defining his space. Those cocker spaniel eyes and that gleeful smile – his old lips stretched like a thin elastic band, hooked upon his overgrown ears. Childish knee bends and manic head wiggles, clasping his wheelie street-cleaner-bin … More Afro Beat
The October night bites. The darkness is set to swallow me whole – and I don’t resist. Bundled up beneath my impossibly thick winter scarf, the shadows offer sanctuary as I slope away from strip lighting and square screens. It’s been a long day, but I’m satisfied. My feet take me towards Farringdon train station, and … More London Moments: O, Valiant Knight of Bethnal Green!
London is a pulsing mass of flesh – its busy bodies weave to and fro so frantically they seem to forget that they are only part of a whole. Like determined ants blindly marching around an assault course, commuting Londoners are at once absent-minded and hyper-aware of those around them. For a while I thought … More London Moments: Liverpool Street Polish
“London is too big. Transport is too expensive. It takes too long to get anywhere”, said every Londoner. I was part of the collective whinge-fest, until this Easter, when a window of sunshine enabled me to cycle my bike across the city to my house-share. Having crossed over to the sunny side, I’m more inclined to retort, … More 7 Reasons to Cycle Around London