Snapshots: July

London’s Burning.

gastrogays and friends

It’s been the hottest month, ever! It’s times like these that you miss the sharp coastal breeze that sweeps across Dublin and keeps the climate moderately cool, even if the Irish do complain that we never get enough sun. London is a melting pot, for various reasons, and the city’s inhabitants were literally melting during July from the power of the sun and the mugginess in the air.

Aside from that, in between hot sweats, this past month we also celebrated our one year anniversary of living in London. The year has flown by, helped along by intermittent trips home and showing friends and family our new city and neighbourhood. We’ve also been kept busy running around and exploring! Around every street corner there’s a little pocket of opportunity, and we still adore this city, if not a hundred times more, since making it our home twelve months ago…

We’ve had some memorable meals this month in the likes of Anderson & Co in Peckham, as well as cocktails in one of our favourites, and our most local café, Lerryn’s which has just extended it’s offering as a licensed bar. We treated ourselves to a mid-week dinner at The Orange gastropub around Belgravia. We’ve been grabbing lunch in one of the nicest little, traditional sandwich bars in the city over the past few months – Chequers on Bedford Street, just between Strand and Covent Garden.

August has a lot in store for us. Our second column is out now in the latest issue of Gay Times Magazine, which you can buy in print or get it digitally here. We’re taking a long-awaited break and heading back to the homeland for a week and we are also organising a few little exploration trips across the UK, first of which will be a trip to Manchester!

Send us your Manc recommendations – where to eat, where to stay, what to do, if you will, in the comments below or send us a tweet or comment on our Facebook page.

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