10 Reasons to Take a Running Tour

If I had a proverbial penny for every time I’ve had a bemused reaction to the idea of running/jogging tours, I’d be lazing by day at London Fields Lido, while dining by night on fine Argentinian steak at Broadway Market’s Buen Ayre. So in the spirit of enlightenment, here are 10 reasons why you –…

The Black Helicopters of Hackney

It’s an unmistakeable sound – the deep thukka-thukka of giant counter-rotating blades missing each other by milliseconds at a rate that blows the non-mechanical mind. Silhouetted against a winter Clapton sky the Chinooks – heavy-lift double-rotored helicopters that often swing by here on an afternoon (always north to south, usually in pairs) work their way…