nice-green-cafeWe are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between The London Literary Salon and the Nice Green Café. Just as we are reaching capacity at the Salon’s longtime home, Helen Tindale has opened Nice Green Café and Arts Club right up the street on Fortress Road in Kentish Town. Nice Green Café is an atmospheric eatery (with great coffee and home-made cakes, among other treats) that includes space for artistic community events.

Next month, we will start holding some of our studies there. Salon participants are encouraged to purchase a drink and/or a snack—but if this is an issue for anyone, please do let us know and we will accommodate participant needs.

This Saturday afternoon & evening, January 7th, Nice Green Café will be hosting a New Years Open House with food treats and free activities. Mark & I will be there—I will host a brief poetry study at 5 PM for all interested (details below). Feel free to drop in & learn more about this vibrant space!

Nice Green Cafe is located at 53 Fortess Road, Kentish Town, NW5 1AD.

On January 7th at 5:00 p.m., the London Literary Salon will offer a free, open discussion of a poem. No preparation is necessary; we will provide copies of the poem and will start by reading through the poem together.

The purpose of the session is simply to discover the poem together through a facilitated discussion that uses the text of the poem as our springboard. The Salon welcomes all curious minds who are interested in discussing how language works, how we discover human experience through literature—and all the other unexpected insights that occur in reflection of a provocative work of literature. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please email Toby:


. . . Poetry arrived

In search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where

It came from, from winter or a river.

I don’t know how or when. . .

–Pablo Neruda


For more info on the Nice Green Café, visit their Facebook page.