Cross London Coffee Crawl W11 NW1 NW5 SE4

There were a few places I wanted to visit flung among areas I am not often found in so I decided on a special cross London trip. Fortunately both the canal towpath and newly improved overground rail connections made the journey a lot easier than it would once have been. The plan was to cycle […]

2012-3 London Independent Coffee Christmas & New Year Openings

I’ve organised this by sections: click on the areas to go straight there. I particularly recommend Prufrock, Kaffeine, Rapha Cycle Club and Dunne Frankowski. West End North, Central and City East South and West My coffee map West End Tapped and Packed http://www.tapcoffee.co.uk/ 20 Rathbone Place 114 Tottenham Court Road 193 Wardour St closing the 24th 25th 26th 31st & […]

Where is the London coffee scene at and where is it going?

I interviewed (by questionnaire) a number of the key figures on the London independent coffee scene. I have received a number of responses which make quite fascinating reading. If you want to be part of this, please email me here I purposely made the questions on the questionnaire very open. Also feel free to comment […]

Jazz@Notes a photoset by Ped Leung

The music sessions at Notes Covent Garden are going well indeed. They seem to function to both help create an atmosphere for people to meet and chat in a convivial space with great wine, food and coffee and also as a gig for people who want to watch and listen . . . a happy […]

A Video Record – Delicatessen at The Green Note

Lots of good quality videos from our gig Friday at this intimate Camden venue. Sold out for the second gig in succession – this was a fun night for all concerned! Find out more about us at http://delicatessenmusic.com First a beautiful ballad from Turkey sung by Duygu   Then a driving Greek anthem with a […]

Delicatessen and Pakaw at St Ethelburgas January 14th!

Located on Bishopgate near to Liverpool St Station, St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and piece has become known as a beautiful venue for world music in London. The original St Ethelburgas was destroyed by the IRA bomb in 1993 – it was rebuilt as a multi-faith centre. It’s really a great venue and this should […]

Delicatessen gigs for June and July

I’m really enjoying gigging with acoustic melodicists Delicatessen with a rush of gigs as we warm up to summer…and bookings already coming in for the autumn. Delicatessen have a line=up of up to eight people: accordion/vocals, violin, violin/vocals, percussion, percussion/vocals, oud/vocals/percussion, guitar and bass. We play songs from Greece and Turkey and the Balkan regions. […]

St Ali hits London – the latest chapter in London’s coffee renaissance

Slayer: photography by Glenn Watson | http://coffeephotography.com Well. We’ve been enjoying the revolution in the London coffee scene for a while now. The bar, in terms of coffee quality and cafe experience has been raised time and time again by the likes of Lantana, Kaffeine, Dose Espresso, Tapped and Packed, Penny University, Prufrock, Notes, Music […]