The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

    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…

    A postcard of Clarendon Park Road in Leicester, posted in 1908

    Clarendon Park Road in 1908

    Picture the scene: It’s Saturday morning. You’ve just stepped out of the Northern Cobbler after enjoying a drop of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and a salted caramel and…