I adore London in summer. For me, it is when the city truly comes alive, when concerts happen in the parks, when open air theatre resumes, when people stream along the South Bank in the sun and when cobbled streets teem with post-work pub-goers.
Over the years that I’ve lived in this fair city, I have come to realise it is very difficult to get bored of London. Tired, sometimes, yes, but that is mostly due to the sheer intensity that it can throw on anyone living here. But bored? No.
Also over that time I’ve noticed the idea of street markets and street food have become ever more popular – something which is wonderful to indulge in on a sunny day. Having come from Canada – where in many cities there and in the US the ‘street food’ scene has been massive for years – it has been brilliant to witness this trend properly coming to lovely London over the past seven years.
Now my love of this pop-up style of eating is marrying with my love of whisky as the Singleton Night Market prepares to plant itself on London’s South Bank on the 15 May.
The event has been set up to show off the company’s two new domestic releases: Sunray and Tailfire.
While I can’t say I was entirely taken with their names – I can only think of souped-up cars when I hear them – I was excited by both the event and the new releases.
I was lucky enough to attend a preview of