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
"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
Collectively Fun 6/5/2009
Back in the day when this was a private members' club and "weekend membership" was a fiver on the door on Friday and Saturday night, it was a revelation; they played Girls Aloud alongside The Arcade Fire and it felt like a Dali dreamscape as you slowly got more inebriated. Now however, because "like, everybody knows about it" it's not so fun. They would be doing the right thing by shutting it up and coming up with a new space/venue. It was good while it lasted.

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.