The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • Nightcaps and Nibbles in Stoneygate

    The Allandale Road and Francis Street shopping area has long been one of Leicester’s go-to destinations for cutesy independent gift shops, high-end grooming and a generally more…

  • Candies and Cakes in Clarendon Park

    This photo was taken sometime in the 1950s or 1960s and shows Ernest and Olive Williams and their pampered pooch outside their Clarendon Park shop. Candies and Cakes was a…

  • Barceloneta restaurant on Queens Road in Leicester's Clarendon Park

    Review: Barceloneta

    The colourful exteriors of Barceloneta and its neighbours, Salvador Deli and Bar Dos Hermanos, have over the years become synonymous with Queens Road itself. The three…

  • The future looks bright for Queens Road Allotments

    Queens Road Allotments

    While many people are aware that there are allotments located somewhere towards the south end of Queens Road, not many know exactly where they are, and even fewer have visited…

    Farewell Maiyango

    I’ve been tempted a little further afield for this post in order to pay homage to my all-time favourite Leicester restaurant, which is closing later this…