haven’t been to the whitechapel gallery for a while and was pleasantly surprised to see that it has been extended; there is a new exhibition on, ‘the end of love’ – with a variety of works, including a lovely print by man ray and a hauntingly beautiful sculpture by don brown. i particularly loved the piece titled ‘bread’. the cafe is nice for a tea break too. follow on with a short walk through the wonderfully atmospheric streets of old georgian london – fournier street and princelet street, leads you to verde and co, selling teas and chocolate and available for lunch some days, its actually in a temporary pop up space for the next month. sadly soaring rates have forced this independent to move. i bought a couple of lovely teacups from there.