camden passage

Everyone has a story. If you love handmade, oak furniture visit the Millinery Works, an historic industrial building on Southgate Road, now used by Brian Thompson and Derek Rothera as a showroom for their Arts & Crafts furniture. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Camden Passage used to…
Everyone has a story. For beautiful handmade chocolates there’s no better place than the bilberry-coloured shop on Camden Passage. Meet the owner and super–creative artisanal chocolate maker, Paul A Young, who gave Londoners the salted caramel, award-winning brownies, intense dairy-free hot chocolate and also makes incredible-flavoured truffles. Interview by Nicola…
Everyone has a story. Eloise Rigby recently opened her first shop – the wittily named Pantry Underwear – selling everyday underwear. So how’s it going? Interview by Nicola Baird Stepping into The Pantry Underwear is a revelation. It’s a calm space filled with the sort of affordable bras and pants…
Everyone has a story. This GUEST POST from Dermot Kavanagh, Sports Picture Editor of the Sunday Times, is a fantastic summary of Archway-born footballer Laurie Cunningham’s life. Few people know about Laurie, but he’s probably the greatest black footballer the UK has ever produced – signed by Real Madrid for ÂŁ1…
Everyone has a story. “Islington was the only place I wanted to set up a business. It was like coming home,” says Coffee Works Project owner Peter Theoklitou, whose family have long worked in the borough. Interview by Nicola Baird  Peter Theoklitou was born in Islington and it’s here that…
Everyone has a story. Vickie Farquharson talks about the right on bathbomb and smellies company Lush while working at its very first Gorilla Perfumes store, solely dedicated to fine perfumery, in trendy Camden Passage. Interview by Nicola Baird Note: Gorilla Perfumes is no longer open. Death, decay and renewal are…
Olav Ernstzen: chair of Healthwatch Islington Everyone has a story. Tufnell Park barrister, and former West End stage manager, Olav Ernstzen brings theatrical flourishes and strategic thinking to his role as Healthwatch Islington chair – the organisation that ensures health and social care services are meeting the needs of Islington residents. Interview by Nicola Baird “I’m a Londoner,”…
Matt Segal: Frederick’s manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Where does your family always meet in Islington? As a child Matt Segal loved to go to his great uncle’s restaurant, Frederick’s in Camden Passage, for treats and family get-togethers. Now he’s the third generation Segal running this chic Islington venue and his children love coming…
Katherine Horsham: community mobiliser Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Katherine Horsham, manager of the Islington council-funded Here To project designed to encourage helping out in the borough, is a huge fan of living in Islington, and one day hopes to live by Regent’s Canal. Interview by Nicola Baird “It’s a real privilege to live and work in…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Dieter Perry, 46, knows exactly what makes a good news photo – but then with 15 years’ experience snapping for the Argent group’s North London newspapers including Islington Gazette (now the Islington & Hackney Gazette) and Hampstead & Highgate Express that should be no surprise. Interview by Nicola…