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My current favourite weekend activity is bicycling to A. Gold, a small specialist grocer and wine merchant alongside Spitalﬁelds Market, close to the City and Liverpool Street station. My route takes me through Brick Lane and the small side streets of this part of eighteenth-century London, now smartened up as if it were a piece of New England.
Charles Saumarez Smith is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts.