Hari Mountford

Hari Mountford

Hari is a PhD student, splitting her time between writing for Londonist, reading in libraries, typing away in cafes and exploring the city. Living in Covent Garden, art, culture and theatre is high up on her to-do list, as is commenting on the various bits of London that excite or annoy her. She has a particular soft spot for coffee and cocktails, and is a walking database of the best places to get said beverages. Pubs and bars that are hidden gems, independent cafes and bookshops off the beaten track are a source of constant fascination for this forever-student in search of the real London.

Articles by: Hari Mountford

Lunch Spot Dayrooms Is An Instagrammable Hit

Lunch Spot Dayrooms Is An Instagrammable Hit

Go for the salads, stay for the cake. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Fancy Trying Crispy Fried Bugs Or Ants' Eggs?

Fancy Trying Crispy Fried Bugs Or Ants' Eggs?

Warm up your tastebuds at Covent Garden's Lao Cafe. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Flock: A Coffee Fuelled Den That Has Properly Cracked Brunch

Flock: A Coffee Fuelled Den That Has Properly Cracked Brunch

The burgers look decent too. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Much Ado Meets Mexico

Theatre Review: Much Ado Meets Mexico

Shakespeare with sombreros. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
ZazU: Raisins To Be Alive Is Pre-Apocalyptic Comedy Gold

ZazU: Raisins To Be Alive Is Pre-Apocalyptic Comedy Gold

Monkeys, mermaids and dried fruit. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Mesmerising Mixology And Creative Cocktails At This East London Bar

Mesmerising Mixology And Creative Cocktails At This East London Bar

If rainy days taste this good, give us constant monsoons in Shoreditch. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Review: Bottomless Brunch With Piano On Tap

Review: Bottomless Brunch With Piano On Tap

By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
5 Weird Facts About Oxford Circus

5 Weird Facts About Oxford Circus

It once had a different name. | By Hari Mountford
Is This Really London's Smallest Police Station?

Is This Really London's Smallest Police Station?

It's not where you think it is. | By Hari Mountford
Where Is London's Smallest Square?

Where Is London's Smallest Square?

There's barely room for a selfie stick. | By Hari Mountford
7 Of London's Best Libraries

7 Of London's Best Libraries

Get stuck into a decent book. | By Hari Mountford
London's Best Happy Hours

London's Best Happy Hours

Bargaintastic booze. | By Hari Mountford
7 Great London Basements

7 Great London Basements

Some off limits, some not. | By Hari Mountford
Where Is London's Oldest Surviving Bridge?

Where Is London's Oldest Surviving Bridge?

It was built back in 1293. | By Hari Mountford