Urban Diary

A time for hope and joy

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A sun-drenched, crocus-filled Allen Gardens greets us. We’ve just been to Spitalfields City Farm and intend to continue to enjoy this early promise of springtime.

There’s no rumble of cars. No din of trains heading for or leaving Liverpool Street Station despite the presence of a railtrack over our heads. Cranes, so ubiquitous in this new, highrise-focused London, are nowhere…