James Drury

James Drury

James has lived in London for 10 years, equally split between the south and east of the city. A music, cooking and whiskey geek (ideally at the same time), he is equally at home at 'old man' pubs (where he can get a seat) or dodgy east end warehouses. With a particular passion for the unusual and hidden bits of London, his sense of curiosity has occasionally got him into trouble.

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Articles by: James Drury

Inside The Vanishing Pubs Of The Isle Of Dogs

Inside The Vanishing Pubs Of The Isle Of Dogs

The boozers that are the last bastion of working class culture. | By James Drury
What's It Like Being A London Newsagent?

What's It Like Being A London Newsagent?

You see them most days, but who's behind the till? | By James Drury
London's Best Dishes Made With Beer

London's Best Dishes Made With Beer

Because sometimes beer pairing just isn't enough. | By James Drury
London's Best Secret Gastropubs

London's Best Secret Gastropubs

Perfect pints and fantastic food. | By James Drury
London's Best Dog-Friendly Cafes

London's Best Dog-Friendly Cafes

Paw-fect places to take your pooch. | By James Drury
Londonist Meets London's Trainspotters

Londonist Meets London's Trainspotters

What exactly are they doing on station platforms? | By James Drury
Proper Old Boozers In London's Hipster Neighbourhoods

Proper Old Boozers In London's Hipster Neighbourhoods

These are London's real hidden gems. | By James Drury
Memories Of Growing Up By London's Green Belt

Memories Of Growing Up By London's Green Belt

Life on the fringe. | By James Drury
'Lost' Victorian Theatre To Emerge After 80 Years

'Lost' Victorian Theatre To Emerge After 80 Years

Original features being restored. | By James Drury
Eerie Photos Of East London At Dawn

Eerie Photos Of East London At Dawn

You won't see us out of bed this early. | By James Drury
Iconic Soho Venue Reopens And It Looks Fantastic

Iconic Soho Venue Reopens And It Looks Fantastic

The Borderline looks swish. | By James Drury
Now You Can See How Healthy The Thames Is

Now You Can See How Healthy The Thames Is

Light display on major riverside landmark. | By James Drury
Inside One Of London's Fastest-Growing Small Theatres

Inside One Of London's Fastest-Growing Small Theatres

A look at its £4.3m refurbishment. | By James Drury
Are You One Of 40% Of Londoners Who Can't Afford A Decent Living Standard?

Are You One Of 40% Of Londoners Who Can't Afford A Decent Living Standard?

High rents are causing relative poverty. | By James Drury
Banned 1930s Queer-Friendly Club 'Reopens'

Banned 1930s Queer-Friendly Club 'Reopens'

Recreated using archive photos and reports. | By James Drury
What Do Japanese People Think Of London?

What Do Japanese People Think Of London?

Do they like the food? | By James Drury
How Are We Going To Bring Londoners Together? This Man Has Some Ideas

How Are We Going To Bring Londoners Together? This Man Has Some Ideas

Deputy mayor has a big task ahead. | By James Drury
See The Treasures Uncovered By Crossrail

See The Treasures Uncovered By Crossrail

Plague pits, chamber pots and pre-historic bones. | By James Drury ★★★★★
Here's What London Looked Like In The 1940s

Here's What London Looked Like In The 1940s

A fascinating look-back. | By James Drury
What's It Like Cleaning Dippy The Diplodocus?

What's It Like Cleaning Dippy The Diplodocus?

A complicated job. | By James Drury
Tube Staff Vote To Strike

Tube Staff Vote To Strike

Fears over safety; and rise in abuse on staff. | By James Drury
Seven Killed In Croydon Tram Crash

Seven Killed In Croydon Tram Crash

50 people taken to hospital. | By James Drury
Nike Unveils Super-Rare Tube Font Trainers

Nike Unveils Super-Rare Tube Font Trainers

Will you be able to find a pair? | By James Drury
Is This The Biggest Cash Prize For A Pub Quiz In London?

Is This The Biggest Cash Prize For A Pub Quiz In London?

You could cover your rent for two months. | By James Drury
The Story Of Three George Cross Heroes Brought To Life

The Story Of Three George Cross Heroes Brought To Life

Rare medal on display, with graphic novel. | By James Drury
Warning Of Tube Strike On Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines Tomorrow And Friday

Warning Of Tube Strike On Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines Tomorrow And Friday

Local dispute with RMT union. | By James Drury
Largest Collection Of Crossrail Treasures To Go On Display

Largest Collection Of Crossrail Treasures To Go On Display

8,000 years of history. | By James Drury
Take The BikeTube To Work On Wednesday

Take The BikeTube To Work On Wednesday

It's Cycle To Work Day. | By James Drury
Londoners 'Leaving City To Find Cheaper Rents'

Londoners 'Leaving City To Find Cheaper Rents'

Rental prices shoot up in the south east. | By James Drury
Fabric Nightclub: Anger As Closes Permanently

Fabric Nightclub: Anger As Closes Permanently

250 jobs lost as Islington Council revokes licence. | By James Drury
Historic Tube Signalling Cabin Could Open To Public

Historic Tube Signalling Cabin Could Open To Public

Technology in use since 1926. | By James Drury
Look Out For Three Storey Lantern On The Thames

Look Out For Three Storey Lantern On The Thames

500 images make up installation. | By James Drury
Night Tube Will Extend To Jubilee Line In October

Night Tube Will Extend To Jubilee Line In October

Third line to go 24-hour. | By James Drury
Campaign To Save Fabric Launches

Campaign To Save Fabric Launches

Club urges fans to show their support. | By James Drury
New Music Venue Opening On Former Barfly Site

New Music Venue Opening On Former Barfly Site

Plus Lucky Chip will do the food. | By James Drury
Have You Spotted The Night Tube Roundel?

Have You Spotted The Night Tube Roundel?

It's only at four stations. | By James Drury
London News Roundup: Foxton's Staff Sacked After 'Brawl'

London News Roundup: Foxton's Staff Sacked After 'Brawl'

And the rest of today's news. | By James Drury
Good News Commuters! Southern Strike Called Off

Good News Commuters! Southern Strike Called Off

More talks to take place. | By James Drury
The New Museum Of London Will Look Like This

The New Museum Of London Will Look Like This

A beautiful light-filled entrance. | By James Drury
Choose Life, Choose An Immersive Trainspotting Experience

Choose Life, Choose An Immersive Trainspotting Experience

Classic film comes to the stage. | By James Drury
Political Dramas Together In Rare Double-Header

Political Dramas Together In Rare Double-Header

Tackling climate change and nuclear war. | By James Drury
Oxford Street To Be Pedestrianised by 2020

Oxford Street To Be Pedestrianised by 2020

Hope to cut pollution. | By James Drury
New TfL Posters Feature The Mr Men

New TfL Posters Feature The Mr Men

And Little Misses too. | By James Drury
Mayor Calls For Southern Rail To be Stripped Of Franchise

Mayor Calls For Southern Rail To be Stripped Of Franchise

Demands government action. | By James Drury
Southern Rail Passengers To Protest Over Appalling Service

Southern Rail Passengers To Protest Over Appalling Service

Commuters are furious. | By James Drury
London News Roundup: Racist Letters And Lemur Treats

London News Roundup: Racist Letters And Lemur Treats

And the rest of the day's news. | By James Drury
London News Roundup: London Remembers 7/7

London News Roundup: London Remembers 7/7

Plus: how the city generates 30% of UK tax. | By James Drury
Huge Sculpture Dangles From St Pancras Station Roof

Huge Sculpture Dangles From St Pancras Station Roof

Look up. | By James Drury