London news and event reviews - Page 264

A review of London’s City Farms

Dotted around London, although mainly in the Eastern side are a number of small city farms which aim to give people a small insight into farm life and maybe a bit more awareness that a lamp chop isn’t born in

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Photos from the top of One New Change

Famously, the French writer, Guy de Maupassant so loathed the Eiffel Tower that on visits to Paris, he would always eat lunch in its restaurant, as it was the only way he could “avoid seeing its otherwise unavoidable profile”. Frankly,

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Visiting an archological dig behind the British Library

Behind the brick edifice of the British Library is a large plot of still derelict land which will shortly be turned over to builders for the construction of a medical research centre (with public areas!) but as usual with any

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A Giant Advert is Floating Over London

The Goodyear blimp is making a fairly rare visit to London for the next few days and it is delighting people as it slowly glides around the city skyline broadcasting a message of hope and deliverance an exhortation to buy

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No, just not going to happen – ever

Time for an email fisking… Hi Ian, I’ve just seen your twitter post about [major London museum]. Just to quickly introduce myself, my name is […] – I manage the [major London museum] affiliate programme here at [spamming agency]. So

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Special tube train tour next month on the Underground

Quite exciting, in a tube geek sort of way, for next month one of the last 1967 era Victoria Line trains will take a special trip around the tube network to mark the end of those trains in service. You

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From The Clothing Of The Dead, The Rings Of Unanswered Phones

While the emergence of camera phones has changed how disasters and incidents are shown to a wider world, the ringing of unanswered mobile phones is increasingly the dominant sound that follows devastating terrorist attacks, such as happened yesterday at a

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Highlights from the City of London Festival

Booking details for the annual City of London Festival have been announced, and while predominantly a music festival, there are some other things worth keeping an eye out for. The Bank of England is open for tours twice (I’ve been

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Pre-order the London Open House Weekend Guide

Even though London’s annual architectural feast / chance to peer in people’s private homes (delete as appropriate) is not due until the middle of September, you can already place pre-orders for the printed guide. I always buy a copy, partly

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On behalf of the General Public, an apology

We the general public wish to issue an apology. We are deeply sorry that our desperate fascination with tittle-tattle and petty gossip has caused an entire industry to emerge in the UK dedicated to feeding our nosy addiction. We are

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May 2011 – The Deptford Jack visits Greenwich

If you are in Greenwich this May Day, then you might spy a 10 foot tall tower of garlands and greenery walking slowly around the town while dancers cavort around it. This is the revival of the old Jack in

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Bale of straw to be hung from Tower Bridge

In line with ye olde traditions, if headroom of an arch on a bridge over the Thames is reduced from its usual limits, but remains open to navigation… then a bale of straw must be hung from the arch to

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Watch 400 Cyclists parade though London wearing Tweed Jackets

The 3rd Tweed Run takes place tomorrow (Sat 9th April), where some 400 cyclists in rather more sensible attire than the excessively revealing Lycra sported by the more athletic of persons parade en-mass around Central London on a range of

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London is not particularly charitable survey doesn’t say

For my work, I need to keep an eye on BT press statements, and as a heavy user of RSS to monitoring websites, their press releases come though to me automatically. Actually, RSS is quite important in this situation as

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A Charnel House at Liverpool Street Crossrail Station?

The BBC’s Tom Edwards got up close with some dead bodies yesterday as part of a news report into the discovery of a graveyard roughly where Crossrail’s Liverpool Street ticket hall will be. I jokingly commented yesterday on Twitter that

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