Hi, I’m Julia.

My husband and I recently moved to London from Seattle, Washington. We’ll be living here from July 2011-July 2012 while he works full-time and I complete a yearlong Masters degree program. This blog will chronicle what I learn about the city, and about myself, during this amazing year.

I aim to stick to daily occurrences, observations and things I learn about London and the other places we visit; and to maintain a focus on design in the urban environment. The blog’s name references the location of our flat in Hoxton near the Old Street tube station, and also my love for the character of historic buildings and neighborhoods.

I hope you enjoy it! I welcome your comments and suggestions, stories from times you’ve been in London and in other cities, and ideas for things you’d like me to write about. I’ve been a writer for several years now both professionally and personally, and I love doing it — almost as much as I love going out and finding the people, places and experiences that inspire me to write.

To get you started, here are links to posts others have enjoyed (with some of my own favorites):

In Pictures: Borough Market

Songs From a Room

A Few Domestic Deviations

London’s Urban Acupuncture: The Urban Physic Garden

Regent’s Canal: Mind the Details

Self-Made Monday

The Best Goodbye Party

Posts about Travel:

Barcelona: Bikes, Parks and Public Life




Two Swedish Archipelagos



Nazareth, Northern Israel and the Galilee

Tel Aviv

Negev Desert


Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea


One Response to “About”

  1. Randy and Bonnie July 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Congratulations on your safe and successful arrival and mastery of adventure. We are now able to share with your folks the joys of your travels.

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