Back in February, Jonathan ‘JJ’ McPhillips was stabbed to death outside Islington Town Hall. He was just 28 years old, leaving a wife and two daughters. His family and friends created this memorial in Milner Square, close to his home.
A long time ago, before I’d heard of Ian Nairn, I read a restaurant review in the Times by – who else? – Jonathan Meades in which he quoted that last line from the entry on Milner Square in Nairn’s London: ‘as near to expressing evil as a design can be’.