— Ellie Broughton

Features in Time Out London

While working as a listings writer for Time Out I got the chance to cover the homes of London heroes as the lead feature in the Things To Do section. My favourite entries were for Luke Howard – the man who invented the naming system we still use for clouds – and Nipper the Dog (yep, the HMV hound).

Eddy Frankel commissioned a couple of Top Fives, which ran in the front of the mag (click here to read one of those on the blog), and a street guides (Marchmont Street, Hanbury Street, Essex Road, Cambridge Heath RoadPitfield Street, and Lamb’s Conduit Street).

I covered 12 Things To Do In Parks This Summer (PDF), reviewed an exhibition at the V&A, visited an art arcade in Holborn and visited Portobello for a markets feature.

Thanks to the listings editor who kept in this cheeky line about George Michael’s bottom.

If you liked this, you might also want to read about the man who designed the penguin pool at London Zoo, talking lampposts and a seven-hour megamix of one Schubert song.