Rachel was born and brought up in Leeds but made a break for the capital at the dawn of the Millennium. Sheâ€™s lived in Golders Green, Camden and Muswell Hill, and is now firmly camped in Hither Green. She likes weissbier, is terrified by the size of her backlog of unread books and is on a mission to spread a love of parkin throughout the south (itâ€™s a cake). Her favourite bits of London are Blackheath, the view from Hungerford Bridge, Sapporo in Catford and the National Theatre â€“ although she still gets lost in it. Youâ€™ll find her furiously pounding the keyboard about booky stuff, comedy and anything that piques her delicate lefty sensibilities.
Latest posts by Rachel Holdsworth
Enormous free festival of South Asia.
Plus: brownfield building isn't enough.
Stewart Lee, Stephen K Amos and Josie Long at comedy festival.
Mark Simmonds's expenses come to more than the benefits cap.
Inspections, missed tap-ins and travelling with no money.
Supermoon, wildlife crime and a fox in a ceiling.
Rain, flooding, Abbey Road and a bit of Parklife.
What happened next to the Old Vic Tunnels.