I write on a range of subjects, mostly connected by the hidden character and history of places, for publications from Londonist to the Guardian. Many pieces are about London, some related to my three books: London’s Lost Rivers, Vanished City and Camden Town.
There is a developing series about the Essex coast. There is also a mini-article about the holy grail on Regent Street, a film about Windrush Square, an article on London’s graffiti history, and a piece on the bones of Shepherd’s Bush.
There are also theatre reviews. I was brought up near Stratford-upon-Avon, so I started young, and I have been a member of the Olivier Awards Judging Panel, covering the fringe award.
I also write music reviews covering, roughly, folk, electronics and psychedelia.