In the south of Leicester, between London Road and Welford Road, tucked up against Victoria Park, is a little area of the city called Clarendon Park.
At its heart is Queens Road, a distinctive shopping street where you might find yourself on a Sunday morning among families, students and young professionals in a 1940s Cuban American-themed bar, nursing a hangover and a Virgin Mary cocktail, waiting for a hearty brunch-time portion of bubble and squeak.
It’s a fun and fashionable part of town where you can spend an afternoon rummaging through vintage finds in second-hand shops, designing and making your own pottery, digging up potatoes on your allotment, or ending a jog around the park with a bit of people-watching outside an independent café.
Clarendon Spark’s fifty blog posts were written between 2014 and 2020 by Ruth Clowes, a local copywriter and
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