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All content by CALLAN MCCARTHY
Along with beautiful  gardens, Mary Arden's farm is home to many animals including goats. (NADINE SANTORO/ THE OBSERVER)

Mary Arden’s Farm

July 4, 2017

On an unusually sunny and warm Friday afternoon for London, I found myself on a chartered coach bus headed to Stratford-upon-Avon for a class outing. We had all day to explore different spots in the quaint...

The outside of The Cumberland Arms, located a block away from Richmond Court. (CALLAN MCCARTHY/ THE OBSERVER)

My Local Pub: The Cumberland Arms Etiquette and English Atmosphere

July 3, 2017

It was my last Sunday evening in West Kensington, London before I had to fly home to New York. I texted my friend Nadine, asking her to come with me for a Sunday roast--a nostalgic occasion because it...

The interior of Gay's the Word bookstore,
 London's only gay bookstore. (CALLAN MCCARTHY/ THE OBSERVER)

Spark London: True Storytelling in the Hackney Attic

June 26, 2017

One late spring evening, I found myself onstage in the Hackney Attic in East London, facing a crowd of strangers. I stood on a small square stage, acutely aware of the many pairs of eyes scanning my bare...