It's been a while...but let me pick up where I left 

I finally made it to London a whole day after I was
scheduled to arrive - thanks Aeroflot! 

In case you didn't know London is my hometown...
where rental bikes (Boris bikes) are a thing and are
run by Transport for London:

The system works like this:

You can hire a bike from as little as £2. Simply go to any docking station with your bank card and touch the screen to get started.

But I could not cheat on my bike for those, so for old
times sake I mostly took the bus:

The above bus is the 205 which I took to get here:

I was curious to see how they are doing things in my hometown
and for the most part it seems that people are into buying
used frames and building up their bikes part by part...

Making my way back home I stopped off at the 
Good Hood Store namely to see what Japanese brands
they were stocking...and there I bumped into an old friend:

Jude has been a long time friend of mine, an intregal part of 
the proper London and one of the reasons I DJ today...
check out him and Benny Blanco's 'Nonsense' radio show:

a lot has changed in the city with new developments showing
no signs of slowing down...a good and bad thing.

However on further investigation you can still find
some of the olde London here and there:

Even in my neighborhood most of the buildings 
remain untouched for the hundreds of years
they have been there.

However for the most part King Cross has undergone
a huge transformation especially around the Regents canal area:

I mean this area was a haven for crime when I was growing
up, with the canal being especially dangerous at night... but 
now they have a Theatre, the Guardian newspaper HQ, 
the world's biggest Waitrose, Central ST.Martins and this:

Dishoom cafe was a pleasure to behold...

The interior design was stunning and was a pleasure to 
behold while we waited for our breakfast...

We went for the bacon naan roll and oh my 
they were special...

Thank you Ganesha!

Just mentioning deities name brings me back to one 
of my favorite mixtapes of the past few years...

All the while in Japan our friends at Diner were getting
more familiar to our latest bikes, naming this one 
The Chrome Carbon Custom (CCC):

Catch more from London and other news in the Midweek update!