The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Clarendon Park

    Feeling peckish? That’s handy. 2019 has seen a hat trick of new dining options in Clarendon Park that will keep you sated from breakfast right the way through to dinner.…

  • A Snapshot of Hartopp Road

    If you’re familiar with Hartopp Road, no doubt you instantly recognise it from this photograph, taken in the early 1900s. The view is facing south, looking up the hill…

  • Top down shot of a smoked duck smorrebrod

    Review: 100&Six

    Strap in. It’s smørrebrød time. Get ready for a whistle-stop tour of 100&Six, Clarendon Park’s newest bar and restaurant. Where is it? 106 Queens Road – the building…

  • Clarendon Bark: 8 things to do in Clarendon Park with your dog

    Live in Clarendon Park? Got a dog? Then this article is for you! Pick up your poodle and prepare to partake in some pooch-friendly pursuits. 1. Stock up on supplies Pampered pugs…

    The Bloom Project

    A florist has opened on Queens Road that offers something a little different to a traditional flower shop. The Bloom Project is an “artisan florist, plant…

    Northern Cobbler's Clarendon crepe

    New Crepe Menu at Northern Cobbler

    Northern Cobbler, Clarendon Park’s trendiest coffee shop, just got even more awesome. As if supping your favourite Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee blend surrounded by exorbitantly-priced shoes wasn’t…

    Close up of tennis ball on tennis court

    Sporty Clarendon Park

    Anyone for tennis? Clarendon Park is right next to The Leicestershire Tennis and Squash Club, one of the largest and oldest tennis clubs in the world.…

    Ghost sign in Clarendon Park, Leicester - Parkinsons

    Ghost Signs of Clarendon Park

    Ghost signs are everyday whispers of the past. These painted advertisements, faded and largely ignored, give a tantalising glimpse into the recent history of an area.…

    Maiyango restaurant on St Nicholas Place in Leicester, 2017

    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…