THE LITTLE GREEN DRAGON ON FIRE

  No posts yesterday as I was taking delivery of the bumper Christmas edition of Ullage (or Inflammable Material as SLF would have it) from Newbury Tim.  In Hammersmith.  Everyone needs an excuse for falling behind on their blog. The next stop was my last tick in North London, and one of the best micro… Continue reading THE LITTLE GREEN DRAGON ON FIRE

GIDEA PARK – REDEMPTION AT BALGORE’S BEST KEBAB

At times this blog reads just like a diary.  Oh, it is. If only Pepys had had micropubs and kebabs to write about rather than sermons and domestic incidents. Back to Gidea Park, It hasn’t changed much since my visit last year, the residents will be delighted to hear.  Sadly, that lack of change extends… Continue reading GIDEA PARK – REDEMPTION AT BALGORE’S BEST KEBAB

THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE IN THE ROOM

  Let’s get London finished, then I can move on to more exciting places like (checks notes) Great Glen, Gidea Park and Bucharest. The final leg of my Thursday in South London started at Elephant & Castle, always an exciting place at 5pm. Even if the Charlie Chaplin has finally bitten the dust. I would,… Continue reading THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE IN THE ROOM

“YOU LUCKY PEOPLE” -STREATHAM GETS ITS GBG ANTIC

Into Streatham, where’s there a bit more blog material than further west. For a start, this is the birthplace of Tommy Trinder, whose old home I passed and whose image graces the wall near the Leigham Well. I hope the attractive looking Leigham (London Pride, By the Horns) gets in the Guide as the side… Continue reading “YOU LUCKY PEOPLE” -STREATHAM GETS ITS GBG ANTIC

WEST NORWOOD (MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER)

More Marvin Gaye, more nearly gentrified London, if West Norwood can be called that. I took the train from Hampton Wick to Tulse Hill via Wimbledon and strolled down the A215, which is a bit like strolling out from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter into Smethwick. I couldn’t get my bearings at all. Where is this place… Continue reading WEST NORWOOD (MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER)