Monthly Archives: February 2011

>London Pride

>TIW favourite The Harp has been voted CAMRA’s pub of the year – the first time ever for a London pub. Is it the best pub in Britain? It’s all highly subjective of course, but The Harp is certainly in … Continue reading

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>Art Is For Lovers

> Leytonstone. A flower shop. It’s St Valentine’s day. Geezer: “Aar much are these ‘ere roses?” Florist: “Four pounds per stem, sir. It will be very nicely wrapped.” Geezer: “Four quid!? It better be wrapped in a bleedin’ Picasso for … Continue reading


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>The Flat Earth

>The 300-odd acres of sandy grasslands and mature trees that make up Wanstead Flats are seen as a bit of a sacred site in our part of town. It’s where you walk your dogs, play footy, ride horses, fly your … Continue reading

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>Devon Knows

>Just realised – I forgot to mention that after years of searching, I’ve finally found a decent pub in Barnstaple. It’s the Rolle Quay Inn, a two-minute walk from the northern end of the High Street. It’s much bigger than … Continue reading

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>From The Lions Mouth

> Bad Leytonstone news and good Leytonstone news. The good news. Lots of action at the Red Lion (which is now on Twitter) – and should be open by the end of march. Here’s the latest release from owners Antic: … Continue reading

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