gentrification

How the hipsters and hedge-funders are taking the slow train to Deptford

This London borough built Henry VIII’s ships, gave Pepys a mistress and taught navigation to Peter the Great

29 Nov 2017

We’ll keep the cat in Catford

The smart new money hasn’t poured in yet, but that makes this London borough affordable and practical

14 Jun 2017

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

Gentrification had already started in Islington, so eccentrics like Frankie Fraser and Mike Calvert stood out a mile

23 Mar 2017

The fight for Notting Hill

Some locals are determined to preserve its soul in the face of bankers, MPs and planners

22 Sep 2016

Vauxhall’s next for the hipster cavaliers

London’s least fashionable area is about to be invaded by brigades of men trying to look like D.H. Lawrence

5 Dec 2015