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Typography as art – exhibition in Shoreditch

An exhibition about fonts and typography has opened in Shoreditch, in an old hall that's now a cafe.


London’s Alleys: Pedley Street Arch, E1

A curiosity of what is more usually called Pedley Street Arch is that it's not on Pedley Street at all, but Fleet Street Hill, and what is called Pedley Street used to be Weaver Street, and what was Pedley Street...


Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theatre found to have extra large stage

A Shakespearean theatre stage large enough to stage fight scenes is being uncovered in Shoreditch.


London’s Alleys – Fleur de Lis Street

Although called a street, this is in fact an alleyway, or at least, enough of it is to qualify.


Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again

The dark glasses wearing gloomy commentator on food and architecture has an art exhibition, housed in the achingly fashionable part of London in an achingly fashionable unfinished space of an empty building.


Inside Shoreditch’s Disused Tube Trains

One of the more famous of local landmarks that can be found in the hipster-central that is Shoreditch are four old tube trains sitting up high on the remains of a disused railway viaduct.


The Post-War Plans to Rebuild Shoreditch & Bethnal Green

As World War Two started to approach what seemed to be its final conclusion, city planners turned their minds to the aftermath, and the rebuilding of homes and factories damaged by wartime bombing.


Art on display in a multi-story car park

A car park that is more used to storing cars might make a suitable location of one of those achingly fashionable art events that the Old Street/Shoreditch posse love so much, but this time the art boffins have fused the


Dan Cruickshank on the changes in Spitalfields

Back to the Bishopsgate Institute yesterday afternoon for the highlight of the events to mark the restoration of their Great Hall, a talk by the softly spoken mutterer of gollies and goshes, Dan Cruickshank. Although he then didn’t say golly


Disused tube station for sale

If you follow my Twitter account, last night you might have seen a link I posted there which caused considerable excitement, for London Underground is selling a disused tube station. Sadly, not an iconic deep level structure, but the former


A torch lit tour of a Church crypt

A rather forlorn looking Palladian style church sits in a suitably windswept corner of a road junction in Shoreditch. Despite its somewhat tired appearance, this is one of the more important locations for the history of Christianity in England. Depending


Homeless people offering guided tours of London

I saw this on another website and thought it looked interesting. As part of a Festival Fringe event, there will be a series of guided tours around London Bridge and Shoreditch, looking at the city from a rather unusual perspective