January is a month which bites and blows in thirty-one short, dark days. It usually feels like a month of … More

On Autumn

Autumn has crept up again, slinking its way into the air on a cool breeze; sliding into bed next to … More

On swimming

Summer in London is languishing under a white cotton sheet, sipping warm water from the glass by the bed. Writhing … More

On London Bridge

Stretching from London Bridge down to Forest Hill, Crystal Palace and Lewisham, south east London is a sprawling section of … More

On Audiences

When we enter a space that has been designated for traditional performance, a concert hall or theatre, a room with a … More


Climb the steps of the Monument with Harriet Thompson, take in the view, and take a moment. via Monument —

On Lists

In an interview with Der Spiegel in 2009, novelist Umberto Eco referred to lists as ‘the origin of culture’. He … More