Four weeks into my new job and so far so good.
Location wise – having spent most of time working in and around London’s west-end, I now find myself working just off of Old Street, in the heart of the Barbican.
I’ve always known about the Barbican, famous for its Brutalist Architecture, as my Uncle Frank used to work there during the early 1980’s, he was a lift engineer working for Otis and used to commute from Milton Keynes to London each day – he would always bring home a copy of the Standard newspaper and kiwi fruit which at age of ten seemed very exotic!
I’m yet to explore the surrounding area but as well as containing residential flats (built during the 1960/70’s – it also houses an Art Centre, the Museum of London, a Cinema, Theatre and the City of London School for Girls.
Literally around the corner from my office is Whitecross Street EC1 – a street containing numerous food stalls selling a variety of food from Indian Curries, Thai Curries, Burritos, Pie & Mash, Cookies – pretty much all food tastes are catered for and at lunch time the whole street is buzzing with office workers seeking their lunch.
Theres a couple of green parks nearby where if the weather is nice, are full of ‘suits’ enjoying their lunch. Theres also a great pub, the Two Brewers where they allow you to eat your street bought food (so long as you buy a pint or two)
I’m really enjoying the Barbican and looking forward to the summer!
Lek’s Thai Food
The Wild Game co.
Order here (you can see the Barbican in the background)
Whitecross Street, EC1