Claire Storrow

I enjoy writing to people - it's amazing how people react to the written word, and no-one knows how to write letters anymore. Ted Hughes was a prolific letter-writer - he wrote me a letter. Funnily enough I like writing. I will write about anything. I quite like doing boring jobs because it means I write more in my free time. I also like shopping which doesn't always mean buying, it's about research and observation. If you ever see me, feel free to buy me a vodka-tonic. Or a cake.


10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     Moocher Extraordinaire
What I'm listening to:
     Otis Redding, Chopin, The Goon Show, Lorde
What I'm reading:
     Mrs Hemingway
What I've just seen:
     Whiplash - stonker of a film
What I believe in:
     The science of baking - can't go wrong if you follow the instructions
What pisses me off:
     Bad coffee and inaccurate use of language
What I really think of NFT:
     It's better than the rest
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: What do you love most about London?
    A: Getting away from it so I can start missing it again
Further contact info:
What sanctifies me:
     Bone broth and early nights. Rock n roll.
Claire's Reviews & Comments
Cidre! 2/12/2018
Therein lie the problem my friend: where to find cider in a bar or pub and not a creperie (as much as we loved Little Breizh).
"Where Should I Stay" 6/29/2010
I can also recommend the Pavillon Nation of the same chain: a little out of the way for some perhaps but I like the neighbourhood and the service is impeccable
The Walking Dead 6/12/2010
Part of the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries: Nunhead, West Norwood, Kensal Green, Highgate, Abney Park, Tower Hamlets, Brompton. All of them worth a visit.
The Anti-Urban Outfitters 9/5/2009
Rather hilariously Simon Ekrelius has defected to My Sugarland - all the more reason to go to Covet and discover some undiscovered talent.
Cult of the Cow 8/1/2009
Make sure to ask the waiter for some chimichurri too

Claire's Radars Total Chi Yoga Bar
Smarter Than the Average Bar
2/13/2017 Shopping, Edgware Road / Marylebone (North) — You'd think that a yoga class would be relaxing, invigorating maybe, but definitely a mindful experi...

Saint Espresso
Religious About Coffee
2/13/2017 Coffee, Marylebone (East) — I had an interesting conversation with someone recently where they referred to "hipster coffee" with...

Postcard Teas
A Storm and a Teacup
1/11/2017 Shopping, Marylebone (East) — There is nothing more of an affront to your status as a Londoner than knowing about a place but neve...

The Travel Cafe
Something to Look After
6/9/2016 Coffee, South Bank / Waterloo / Lambeth North — By their nature, areas around major train stations tend to be transient places with all kinds of str...

The Remedy
Grape Stuff
8/31/2015 Nightlife, Fitzrovia — I wish there was a branch of The Remedy on every street corner but then perhaps that's why it's so s...

Submitted Listings

2&4 Independent shop selling furniture but coffee too.
40 Winks Interior designer David Carter invites you into his home.
Abercrombie & Fitch Like GAP but more expensive.
Aces And Eights Saloon Bar Rock n roll n pizza.