The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

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    6 Postcards from Clarendon Park’s Past

    Over the last few months I’ve got together a small collection of postcards. Some have been donated to me by readers of my earlier history articles and others I’ve…

  • Pipework outside Knighton Court, Clarendon Park, Leicester

    Clarendon Park in Black & White

    I love black and white photography. It has a way of turning the familiar into something extraordinary and lending a touch of drama to the everyday. I have a collection of black…

  • 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…

  • Retro style: Keeping it fresh and funky at PLANK

    Used & Vintage: A Shoppers Guide

    Clarendon Park is something of a vintage haven with far more than its fair share of shops selling antique furniture, pre-loved designer clothes and retro bits and bobs. With…

    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…

    Will gets up close and personal with Don Leone's dessert menu - more about that later...

    Review: Don Leone

    I visited DON LEONE last week, for the first time since it relocated from its previous home further up Queens Road, in the building currently occupied by Cultura.…