Martin Stickley

The Gunmakers: Eyre Street

Old School Atmosphere, New School Cooking Tucked away off Clerkenwell Road, The Gunmakers offers delicious Asian inspired food and kitsch charm. It’s definitel...

Blind Spot Bar: St Martin’s Lane Hotel

Drinkin’ in Another Dimension With the entrance deftly camouflaged, it’s worth the effort to find the Blind Spot Bar as the cocktails are of the highest qualit...

146 Paddington: Hilton Paddington

Around the World in 19 Gins… If there was a gin from deepest Peru, our famous bear would doubtless be a barfly (a barbear?) at his namesake bar, 146 Paddington...

Quaglino’s: Bury Street

An Art Deco Portal It is too easy to dismiss Quaglino’s as 1990s celeb hangout but with chef James Hulme offering an excellent contemporary menu, top-notch ser...

Cottons Rum Shack: Vauxhall

Part of the Family but Definitely its Own Personality The latest member of the Cottons family shows flashes of its antecedence – not least in its 300 rums and ...
Martin Stickley

Martin Stickley

Obsessive consumer of food, drink, retro gaming & anything with loud guitars & drums, took up distance running three years ago to keep the calories at bay. Traded in the quiet idyll of the North Yorkshire coast to live & work in London but still approaches life with a sunny northern mentality. Enjoys bringing out his inner child with his young son Cameron.

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