The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • Edna’s Memories: a Lamplighter, a Night Baker and a Panama Hat

    Those of you who have lived in Clarendon Park for a long time will have many memories of the area’s past. But do you recall Ashby’s butcher, where hot pig’s…

  • 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 and lifestyle store,…

  • 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…

  • Lyric: Clarendon Park’s Electric Theatre

    A cinema in Clarendon Park? You bet. For a brief stint in the 1920s, 64 Clarendon Park Road (now the Chinese Christian Church) was home to the “Lyric Electric…

    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…