About Yewande Okuleye

Cultural Historian|Londoner

Pie and Mash – a Fading East End tradition?

Cath “Excuse me, but do you know where the F Cooke’s Pie and Mash shop is from here?”  I asked a couple of people outside Hoxton station if they could help us.  They hadn’t heard of it so out came the map and we realised we were nowhere near it. Read more Continue reading

London Zoo inspires me to become a wildlife champion

When I envision London, the imagery I draw on is strongly Victorian: I see the city of Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, and Dorian Gray. I imagine the tightly-packed row of houses inhabited by the city’s bygone poor and the ornate carriages of its wealthy elite. Even now, over a centuryRead more Continue reading