From November, 2016

BoxPark and Sky Garden in London

I just want to briefly mention some recent visits. One is the new BoxPark in Croydon. The restaurant/pop-up mall concept has found its way to the South West London suburb from trendy Shoreditch. And very popular it seems to be too: this picture was taken on a weekday night. I’ve already mentioned my trip to the Sky Garden in my previous post on London work hubs for digital nomads. I’d like to go again if I get the chance, but to catch the night view and listen to the live music. Their New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby party sounds promising,…

Work hubs for digital nomads in London – part two

Google’s Campus London isn’t just for techies, although tech geeks will love this place. One such young friend told me that he hadn’t tried many networking circles but “this looks amazing.” It’s a busy co-working hub with free work desks – get in early to bag one. The campus also serves up events and courses (I noticed that Streatham MP Chuka Umunna was giving a talk). Just sign up through their website to join. I must mention The Brew (photos above) because it’s a good co-working space in an accessible location, right opposite Moorfields Hospital and next door to the M…

Work hubs for digital nomads in London – part one

I stumbled upon The Larder (photo above) on a lucky rainy morning. En-route elsewhere, and scurrying away from a sudden downpour, this café caught my eye and I gratefully bagged a cosy corner seat. What a find. Contemporary and airy, there’s a selection of decent wines and super fresh foods in this café/winebar/store. I decided to start the week on a healthy note, and enjoyed a lunch of sweet potato salad accompanied by a fruity deep red Merlot (in the interests of this review of course). The overhead music isn’t overpowering, the seats are comfortable, I had my corner and plug…

Disco lights and other Zadar delights

There’s much to see and do here within and around Zadar, and there’s a plethora of information that can be found in excellent guidebooks or online. I discovered some of my own highlights at the Old Town. It’s within a convenient walking distance from where I’m staying, so I cross the bridge and take in the delightful harbour view, then arrive at the other side where coffee bars, restaurants and modern shops sit alongside ruins, monuments, cathedrals and monasteries dating from the 12th century or even earlier. It’s a bit like walking into a portion of the British Museum with some…