Lost in the South East: Welcome to Nunhead

Jonathan Galton, MA Social Anthropology Initially, all I knew about Nunhead was that it was somewhere in South East London and that it was a bedfellow to unlikely-sounding places like Brockley and Hither Green. Since I moved to Peckham a few months ago, however, Nunhead has leapt off the map and (almost) onto my doorstep […]

Neighbourhood Review: Kentish Town

Lucy Warden, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies With its pastel coloured buildings, grand Victorian pubs and leafy streets, it certainly looks like a neater, better kempt version of Camden. Some could be seduced into thinking that Kentish Town is just another area of North London succumbed to gentrification. However despite its Victorian charm, Kentish […]

Wrong Side of the River: Canning Town

  Carolynn Look, BA Chinese & Development Studies An increasingly predictable conversation takes place each time I tell people where I live. Oh wow, Kennington? No no, it’s Canning Town. You know, just beyond Canary Wharf? At this point I receive either a judgemental look because ‘I’m one of those evil capitalists/kid with rich parents/not […]

Festivus for the rest of us: A comprehensive guide to holiday events in London

Kevin Quigley, BA Linguistics and Japanese Studies  The season starts with the introduction of winter-flavored lattes at Starbucks, and usually ends with me bent over a basement toilet with a glass of imitation champagne sloshing onto the floor as Auld Lang Syne chimes in the background. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan. But whether […]

Review: Arifa performs at London Jazz Festival

Photo: Razvan Danaila Daniel Avis As Arifa took to the stage at the Purcell Room in London, there was an inescapable sense of anticipation among the audience. This was the band’s first foray into London, and it came on November  18th, as part of this year’s London Jazz Festival. After two internationally-acclaimed albums, and a strong […]