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beyond bread fitzrovia

LONDON | Beyond Bread bakery is a culinary pioneer with a range of naturally gluten-free foods, and has been selling its wares in London since 2015. The City Lane was invited to a Christmas brunch at their second branch in Islington (the original is in Fitzrovia), and had quite an

cadbury oreo creme eggs

So we don’t normally write about this sort of stuff, but it is food related, and is very relevant to readers of The City Lane and The City Lane London. What’s that you ask? Well the heading kind of gave it away but yes, Cadbury have, several months before Easter,

mother's ruin gin palace walthamstow

LONDON | Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace is a cocktail and gin bar in Walthamstow’s Ravenswood Industrial Estate, next to God’s Own Junkyard and right across from Wild Card Brewery. The space, part of a former World War I munitions factory, is bright thanks to a large skylight that graces the very

barbican brutalist fantasy

LONDON | Brutalism is one of the most divisive styles of architecture that exists. Brutalist structures tend to be imposing and fortress-like, with repeated modular elements and a lot of exposed concrete, used for its rawness and lack of pretention. Many refer to brutalist structures as “those ugly concrete buildings”,

design museum kensington

LONDON | The Design Museum, has recently re-opened at a new location in Kensington after 22 years in Shad Thames. The new West London building (a 1960s Grade II building formerly home to the Commonwealth Institute) is an intriguing design by John Pawson: contemporary and minimalist, wooden-themed, with wide open

vaults street art leake street waterloo

LONDON | Back when Waterloo station was the UK terminus of the Eurostar, Leake Street, a subterranean tunnel of almost 200 metres in length, was used as a taxi waiting area. The space was abandoned in 2007, when Eurostar services moved to St Pancras. Banksy stumbled across the space in

fine art society mayfair

LONDON | The Fine Art Society celebrated its 140th birthday in 2016, and has, over the course of its existence, championed British art and design from 1700 to the present day, and more recently, contemporary art from Asia, Australia and the US. It’s also known as being a pioneer of the ‘one-man

saatchi gallery london

LONDON | The Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 by Charles Saatchi and is one of London’s premiere contemporary art galleries. The gallery helped launch the careers of many famed contemporary artists such as Damien Hurst, Jenny Saville, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Rachel Whiteread over the years.

dum biriyani house soho

LONDON | DUM Biryani House is a new Indian restaurant in Soho focusing on Hyderabadi Biryani, snacks, and starters from the Andhra Pradesh region (South India). The City Lane was invited to try out the menu and we were interested in seeing what the regional specialties on offer were all about.

house of vans london

LONDON | House of VANS forms part of the Old Vic tunnels and has transformed the space underneath Waterloo station into a hive of creativity. The focus is on art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion. These things and more are expressed by way of an art gallery, a VansLab