A thirst for wine and culture gave rise to my blog thelondonword.com in 2007, when I hatched a hazy plan with a fellow tech geek over a few drinks at the Barley Mow boozer in Mayfair.
As a devoted resident of London’s sprawling metropolis, I wanted a platform to share with fellow urbanites my experiences of London town. I like to think of it as a convivial nucleus from which my audience can indulge and divulge, read news, reviews, interviews, commentaries, gossip and gabble.
Since that day, London’s niche culture webzine written in blog-style format has grown steadily, and now has around 30 contributors publishing regularly on everything from West End Shows to weird folklore, health to hedonism.
Under the moniker Abberline Vaseline I’ve penned countless restaurant, theatre, cafe, club, pub, gig, art, style and wellbeing posts, regularly covering London Fashion Week and profiling creative Londoners like Seal, Emma B and Beardyman for my insightful interview series My London.
Some pub pipe dreams do pan out!
Dave Hill at The Guardian rates The London Word as his Top London Blogger!
“Culture, consumption and interviews of quality and distinction” – Dave Hill, The Guardian
ebuzzing regularly ranks The London Word in its top London blogs.
Top 101 nominated The London Word as one of London’s best blogs, as chosen by 15 top travel experts and recommended in Time Out London as one of “the Big Smoke’s most respected writers and bloggers”.
The London Word has undergone many transformations over the years. Here are a few of my favourites, from 2007-2016.