The Orchard EC1, Islington

The Orchard promises to be “beautifully crafted boutique living” with spacious light-filled rooms on Pear Tree Street. Mount Anvil developed the adjacent Central Square. It acquired the project from Silvertown Properties in 2011.

Abandoned Bunny of London

This cute and fluffy bunny was spotted in a recycling bin outside my block of flats. A neighbor related that the rabbit’s owner had encountered difficulty getting into the Gee Street Courthouse with his pet. Even Old Bill was called to bar the bunny’s entry into the court. At a loss, the owner wandered across …

Claremont Close, Islington

Claremont Close is off Claremont Square, on land owned by the New River Company. Originally occupied by cab proprietors, a coach builder and similar trades, flats were built in 1935 and restored after bomb damage during World War II.

Saint Silas Church, Islington

Completed in 1863, the 150-year-old church was originally founded as Christ Church, Pentonville and was consecrated as St. Silas in 1867. “In 2010 St Silas became the first church building in England to have a new roof complete with solar tiles,” according to the parish site.