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portobello star notting hill

LONDON | Portobello Star in Notting Hill has been a great bar for lovers of gin ever since opening it’s doors in 2008. Owner Jake Burger (Jack’s Bar, Leeds) not only created a fantastic gin bar, but also used the premises as the home for his own brand of gin, Portobello

morito hackney

LONDON | Morito Hackney Road is the third restaurant from Sam & Samantha Clark of Moro and Morito on Exmouth Market fame. Unlike the Exmouth Market location, the space is here is open and relatively large, with high concrete ceilings, concrete floors, and bright lights. Yes, it’s bright and airy but

old spitalfields market

LONDON | The Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, housed in buildings dating back to 1897, with two thirds rebuilt in the late 20th century. A market has existed on this site ever since King Charles proclaimed the market in 1638, when it was used for the

LONDON | The Geffrye Museum is one of London’s lesser known, quirky museums, and is housed in 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses dating back to 1714. The museum deals with the topic of the home, and contains displays which recreate typical middle class London living rooms and gardens from the 1600s

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