It’s not been a good start to the year for the neighbourhood’s businesses. Some days it seems that pub closures, boarded-up shops and their flipside, unaffordable luxury flats, are the inevitable future of living in the capital.
Yet as regular readers know, being the bearers of doom isn’t our style – we leave that to other papers. So, this issue we unearth some fresh ideas that underline what a great part of the city this still is.
Our diverse round-up of things to do this winter spans a pop-up fashion boutique on Queen’s Crescent that helps refugees to a 100-mile cycle in the Roundhouse (yes, really).
We also run through some of the very bargainous offers in local pubs and restaurants, as well as counting down free exhibitions, shows and cheap-as-chips comedy nights.
In need of somehere familiar? Elsewhere inside we grab an impromptu lunch at hilltop watering hole the Holly Bush, try brunch at Saint Espresso, and find out why the 30-year-old Tolli Café has morphed into Brindian. We even uncover a secret new yoga hangout tucked away off Holmes Road.
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