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Fishy tales

Astragal’s old home of Clerkenwell is often described as an architectural ghetto. Statistics show that in London you are never more than 10m away from a rat; in EC1 you are never more than 10m away from a Paul Smith-clad, Brompton-riding, silly glasses-wearing designer. And this can definitely have a downside. Astragal vividly remembers lengthy sessions in Exmouth Market pubs, regaling the gathered crowd with scurrilous tales of Zaha, only to turn round and be greeted by members of ...

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