London’s Independent Bookshops

Sadly, the UK has just one national chain of bookshops left.  Thankfully, there are numerous independent bookshops around the country that are managing to hang on and keep their doors open; London has some real gems. Here are three of my favourite: John Sandoe Books can be found just off the King's Road in Chelsea (nearest Tube: … Continue reading London’s Independent Bookshops

For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

The two year anniversaries for both Mum and Grandad Paddy have passed in the last few weeks, so it's not surprising that I've been reading about death this month.  Not in a morbid kind of way, but in a realistic and occasionally humorous kind of way. With the End in Mind | Dying, Death and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

Weekday Walks | St. James’s

St James's is bounded to the north by Piccadilly, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall and St. James's Park and to the east by Haymarket. Post Second World War, the area became predominantly commercial but, as is happening in large swathes of Central London, it's slowly becoming a home for the very wealthy, with … Continue reading Weekday Walks | St. James’s