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

A Break-Up Letter To TfL Rail

A Break-Up Letter To TfL Rail

Farewell, fleeting friend. | By James Drury
Foraging's Back On The Menu In London

Foraging's Back On The Menu In London

Take your mouth on a walk on the wild side. | By James Drury
What Will Crossrail Mean For Whitechapel Market?

What Will Crossrail Mean For Whitechapel Market?

We asked the stallholders. | 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