Tag Archives: Soho

Amazon puts paid to Charing Cross Road relic

At the Porcupine on Friday – infamous home of Intel roadmaps – I could not help but notice that an antiquarian shop that had been there since times immemorial, well OK for a while, has been displaced by a corporate chain.

Enter Patisserie Valerie in the Charing Cross Road, where formerly a fine bookstore was.

Personally, I blame Amazon more than I can blame Patisserie V. Although, however, PV is beginning to become a high street menace rather than the charming place it once was, in Soho, W1.

And a Tale of Two Cities. There’a  PV in Oxford too.  What can match the splendours of Oxford, now garnished by a Patisserie Valerie, aussi guv. ♥

Love is all you need on Carnaby Street. And money

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and money money money. That’s all you need on Carnaby Street in Soho.

But meanwhile, on the north east corner of Soho, quite a few old watering places, including the Bath House, appear to be scheduled for the knacker’s yard because they’re going ahead building Crossrail.

A real shame.

Here’s Carnaby Street and its Christmas decks. ♦