Need a pair of wheels for the gloriously cold, bright days we're having? The Kickers Legend are the brand's take on a desert boot in the unmistakable house style. You could do a lot worse than these.
Giggly Pig Sausages
Absolutely tremendous bangers from Romford, of all places. Giggly Pig sausages are made from outdoor hand reared Saddleback pigs and available in 100 different flavours, the smokey ones took my sausage casserole on Sunday to stratospheric levels. You can find them at farmers' markets in London and around the South East on varying weekends. Highly recommended.
Kelela - Cut 4 Me mixtape
It dropped a couple of weeks ago, but I'm including the Cut 4 Me mixtape in this week's picks after Kelela's outstanding debut UK gig in London on Thursday. Dark, modern RnB with razor sharp production from the Night Slugs / Fade To Mind camps. It's the best thing released all year bar none. Download it for free here.
Myron and E - Do It Do It Disco (Tom Noble Remix)
Another of our favourite labels from across the pond is the tremendous Stonesthrow. Known for releasing the best in modern soul, funk and hip hop, they've given the world the likes of Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc over the years. This remix of Myron and E from LA disco king Tom Noble is simply sublime. 80s boogie heaven.
Growing up in London with an insatiable love for history, I must have spent weeks upon weeks of my life making wandering journeys through the streets of my city. No matter where you are in London you're surrounded by clues to its past which can easily be brought to life with the help of a book like this, The London Compendium. The street-by-street guide is one of the most in depth and interesting accounts I've read about London, connecting past and present with stories, facts and significant events from each area.