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Urban Diary

A tale of two Londons

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I can’t afford the rent. She smiled sheepishly as my girlfriend held one of her pieces of jewellery in her hand. And I don’t think they want the like of us there.

The “like of us” had existed in this area well before the emergence of “they” and “there”, Brick Lane’s southern, gentrified section. The “like of us” first settled in the perimeter comprised of Cheshire, Sclater, Cygnet…




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Mario López-Goicoechea

Mario López-Goicoechea

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”

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