Stapleton Spitalfields

Stapleton’s, Spitalfields

If you look up on Commercial Street in Spitalfields you’ll spot a decorative relief showing; Stapleton’s Established 1842. It’s above a wide door which now houses a vintage market, but used to be a repository.     Repository It's not as dodgy as it sounds - it just means store...

The Full Monty

Burton: “The Full Monty”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1900 an 18 year old Lithuanian emigre Montague Burton arrived in Britain and borrowed £100 to set up a menswear business, selling bespoke and ready to wear suits in Chesterfield.   By 1952, the year Montague died, there were an impressive 616 Burton stores in the...

Endangered 13

Endangered 13

On Sunday 10 April, 13 artists took on a 120 metre stretch of railway arches in Tower Hamlets, creating a project called Endangered 13.   The project, organised by Human Nature and Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery, aiming to raise awareness of endangered species. This is emphasised by the line written above some...

coco chanel westminster lamppost

Why Is Coco Chanel On Every Westminster Lamppost?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The eagle-eyed among you may this symbol, featured on ever Westminster lamppost:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="38px"][vc_single_image image="57448" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="38px"][vc_column_text]It's basically a fancy 'W' the symbol of the Duke of Westminster. So far, so usual.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="38px"][vc_column_text] BUT on the other side...

Line London Sculpture trail

The Line London Sculpture Trail

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation=""][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]A new sculpture trail for East London opened this weekend, stretching from Bow down to Greenwich and roughly following the Meridian Line, celebrating contemporary art.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="38px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text]Let’s start by saying 1) it’s so new it’s not even finished yet,...