Shoreditch and Old Street have turned into a tech hub to rival California’s Silicon Valley. Dubbed Silicon Roundabout by former Dopplr chief technology officer Matt Biddulph, the area has become the UK’s flagship technology base.
It may be famous for Epsom salts and the world’s greatest racecourse but there’s a lot more to the Surrey town than that. The area has become a popular choice for those looking for a better quality of life outside the capital.
EAST London has long been a hotspot for edgy nightlife openings, and its growth doesn’t look likely to abate any time soon. The standout opening of June so far has been Casa Negra, located on Shoreditch’s Great Eastern Street.
MANY years ago, when I was working as a cub-reporter for a tabloid newspaper in Scotland, I was sent on “Rod Stewart duty”. I had no idea what that meant, but judging by my colleagues’ sneers, I knew it wasn’t a good thing.
I love the anticipation of the first summer fruits of the season – juicy British strawberries, raspberries, cherries, gooseberries – all those sweet flavours that bring back memories of picnics on long hot days or sunset barbeques.