Here be Dragons: Barking and Dagenham (part 1)

March 26, 2015

Fun fact Well, of course, the London Government Act 1963 could not allow for such a long name for this borough. In fact, double names were not permitted. And in my mind that’s exactly how it should be: there’s really no reason to have a double-named borough, just as we do not call Westminster “Westminster […]

Here be dragons: London’s outer boroughs

March 11, 2015

Must… Resist… “Tired of London”… Epigraph. The background For many people living in London for ages there is a reoccurring theme of finding new “hidden places” to escape the tourists, rekindle their love for the city and ultimately – to feel good and avant-garde about themselves. After all, what can be better than listening to […]