In Pictures: Maltby Market & Secret Salon Swing Dancing

Just down from The Shard, off Tanner Street in Bermondsey is The Ropewalk Market on Maltby Street, an alley way bordered by antique shops brimming with vintage delights and, on the weekends, packed to the rafters with food stalls, small scale booze producers and weekend foodies. I was meeting a photography group called Click London…

Song for the Day: Sing Sing Sing

This song is exactly what you need for a Monday morning. It’s almost impossible to listen to this without feeling like foxtrotting your way around the kitchen or swing dancing your way through the crowds on the tube. It’s a running song, a dancing song and a working song all rolled into one. Typing to…

See Sushi, Eat Sushi for Foodepedia

As I wandered under the spaghetti junction near Edgware Road tube station and off the main street in search of See Sushi, I realised that I hadn’t ever eaten in Edgware Road, which should make this meal interesting. Not that this meal was technically a restaurant launch or even a review per say, nope, this was…

Dubai Part Four: Five Hotel Restaurants to Try in Dubai

I’ve been gorging a lot these past two weeks while ostensibly reviewing restaurants and gastronomic evenings for Foodepedia.co.uk and all that food put me in mind of my favourite restaurants in Dubai. With all those five-star establishments it’s rare you even have to venture outside of the air-conditioned confines of your hotel to find a…

Weekend Bake: Pain Pear-Du

All right, I’ll admit it, this isn’t technically a ‘bake,’ what it is is a decadent, naughty and lip-smackingly good way to start a lazy Sunday morning, especially, if like me, you’re feeling a bit shaky from the night before and need a sugar injection. I’ve always had a sweet tooth. I love a bacon…

In Pictures: The Olympic Aquatics Centre Opening Day

Not many people get to swim in an Olympic swimming pool where the likes of Michael Phelps, Rebecca Adlington and Ellie Simmonds have won medals, but as part of the London 2012 legacy project, this morning I did just that. I was lucky enough to get a paid job in the media room at the…