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

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 16 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 16 February 2018

Head to a Valentine's-themed gallery late. | By Hari Mountford
Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 15 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 15 February 2018

Vegan hot dogs anyone? | By Hari Mountford
Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 14 February 2018

From speed-dating to three kilo burgers. | By Hari Mountford
Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 13 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 13 February 2018

Carnivores, comedy and a quiz. | By Hari Mountford
Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

Screaming Secrets Is A Philosophy Overload

This production is screaming for a few tweaks. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Things To Do Today In London: Monday 12 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 12 February 2018

From free pancakes to flowers. | By Hari Mountford
Cirque Du Soleil Have Almost Cracked It With OVO

Cirque Du Soleil Have Almost Cracked It With OVO

Who's up for a spot of upside down unicycling. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Boozy Hot Chocolates And Festive Feasting At Bluebird

Boozy Hot Chocolates And Festive Feasting At Bluebird

If you can’t have a boozy hot chocolate and a slice of swiss roll at Christmas, when can you? | By Hari Mountford
Cleopatra Steals The Show At Barbican This Christmas

Cleopatra Steals The Show At Barbican This Christmas

A production that Shakespeare himself would be proud of. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Royal Court's Bad Roads Is A Brutal Glimpse Into War

Royal Court's Bad Roads Is A Brutal Glimpse Into War

Examining the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. | 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