Entries from January 2010

Chris Ofili plus Turner and the Masters

Date January 31, 2010

What a shitty exhibition! No, this is not a value statement, well, not quite anyways, but Chris Ofili used elephant dung in his work. Yes, animal excrement. And I did not really expect to see so much of it.
But I did not just visit Tate Britain for the Chris Ofili exhibition. Well, actually I did, [...]

Westminster Bridge to Vauxhall Bridge

Date January 31, 2010

Not often do I have a reason to cross Vauxhall Bridge, yet this Grade II* listed bridge is quite impressive. Not just for its views: Battersea Powerstation on one side, the Palace of Westminster on the other, the SIS aka MI6 Building on the southern riverbank, which is actually in eastwards, Tate Britain on the [...]

Sole Street Circular Walk

Date January 30, 2010

No, Sole Street is not a street in London. It is a hamlet in north Kent, 43km from London Victoria, and you have probably noticed that I refuse to use Imperial units. Anyways, the most noteworthy aspect about Sole Street is perhaps its railway station, which was our starting point for a leisurely (and muddy) [...]

Sushi at Hare and Tortoise

Date January 28, 2010

Another day, another sushi – it really is commonliner’s sushi week. And save the best for last, no conveyor belt this time, but the all-time affordable favourite Hare & Tortoise at The Brunswick in Bloomsbury. The H&T is without doubt my most-visited restaurant in London, thanks not only to its proximity to my workplace, but [...]

Coach and Horses Gt Marlborough Street

Date January 27, 2010

The street name is important. There is another Coach and Horses in Soho, in the south-eastern end of the area, and it is steeped in history and really good. The one at the corner of Great Marlborough and Poland Street, a Greene King pub, is not quite as good, but will serve its purpose when [...]

YO! Sushi Poland Street

Date January 27, 2010

This week turns out to be sushi week, after last Sunday and a bit of unexpected Itsu takeway sashimi leftovers at work. As a part of the YO! Company, YO! Sushi is the catering arm of that business and operates a chain of conveyor belt restaurants, initially across the UK only, but I hear they [...]