Some of the best ideas are born in the pub – at least they seem so at the time. But when a tech whizz and I hatched a hazy plan in 2007 over a few drinks at Mayfair’s Barley Mow boozer, we’d never have believed we’d still blinkin’ be here over a decade later.
As a devoted resident of London’s sprawling metropolis, I wanted a platform to share with fellow urbanites my experiences of London town; a convivial nucleus from which the audience could indulge and divulge, read news, reviews, interviews, commentaries, gossip and gabble.
This came in the form of London’s niche culture webzine The London Word, which now has over 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.