Tunnelling under the Barbican

BA Chair, Jane Smith, recently had the opportunity to visit one of the tunnel boring machine sites under the Barbican and this article gives her impressions of what she found to be a fascinating experience.  There aren’t too many perks from being chair of the Barbican Association – but I think visiting a Crossrail tunnel boring machine probably counts as one. Certainly, when I was offered the chance to visit TBM Elizabeth digging the eastbound tunnel under the estate on her way to Farringdon, I jumped at it. Jane Smith in full Crossrail visitor gearin one of the TBM tunnels under … [Read more...]

Modern take on Chicago Diner – Bad Egg opens in City Point

Not sure about christening an eating establishment Bad Egg, but that is the name of the new restaurant which has sprung up next to Wagamamas in City Point the big office complex by Moorgate Station.  This makes it perhaps the nearest eating place to residents of Willoughby House. Bad Egg in City Point off Moor Lane The new restaurant is a set up to be a modern take on the Chicago diner, and is brought to us by Neil Rankin and Noble Inns.  Inspired by contemporary Chicago diners and featuring an eclectic all-day menu with bold flavours from around the globe, Bad Egg is acclaimed chef … [Read more...]