London news and event reviews - Page 313

Old map of London’s Docklands

I was in the Surrey Quays shopping centre yesterday while visiting an estate agent, and just outside the toilets is a sign which shows some of the history of the area. It sometimes surprises people that the “docklands area” isn’t

Read more...


Internet cafes – the once and future king?

I remember nearly a decade ago when the garish orange colours of the EasyEverything internet cafes started appearing in London and was thinking about that this morning a bit. I was an early adopter of the internet and amongst us

Read more...


David Davis and the Rhodesia Solution

Been following the issue of the MP who had his conversation bugged when discussing an issue with a constituent. Needless to say, I am worried about this – especially as the constituent, who is in jail – is only there

Read more...


Le Morte d’Flying Duck

I tend to visit Greenwich a couple of Sundays per month to get lunch and wander around the markets – and also to visit the awesome Flying Duck shop. It specialises in selling memorabilia from the 1970’s – along with

Read more...


Scotch’s Lifetime Guarantee – ReRecord, not fade away!

British readers may recall a series of very catchy TV adverts from the 1980’s promoting Scotch video tapes – which featured a dancing skeleton in a “home of the future” still using the same VHS tape he had when he

Read more...


A380 starts regular flights to Heathrow

Reading in The Times today that the Airbus A380 is going to make its first commercial flight in and out of Heathrow on the afternoon of March 18th. Will I run over with my camera? You bet ya! Now, do

Read more...


Evelyn’s Yard

If you walk down Rathbone Place, which leads off from Oxford Street you might notice a rather fine old fashioned looking pub on the right hand side – The Black Horse. Take a closer look and notice the alleyway next

Read more...


Trade shows and public relations agencies

Within the industry I work in, there is a gargantuan trade show next week. It is quite possibly the biggest trade show of the year, and anyone who is anyone will be there. Also, being the biggest trade show of

Read more...


Even a coffee shop?

A press release from the Thames Innovation Centre arrived this morning, which is actually quite interesting in what it is saying. The release comments on a plan to create a new UK science park that addresses environmental concerns on the

Read more...


The cost of security is a loss of privacy

Rather a good cartoon seen via Digg which is timely in todays world where privacy rights are reduced to increase state security. Nicely, it doesn’t make a judgement as to whether that is a good thing or not – simply

Read more...


St Etheldreda’s Church

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to St Etheldreda’s Church in Ely Place to take some photos, but alas – most of them were rather dire, so I went back again last weekend to try again.

Read more...


Over half million stranded at China train station

A report on Reuters makes me wonder if British Rail (or whatever they are called this week) are not quite as incompetent as we tend to think they are. Over half a million passengers could be left stranded at a

Read more...


A drinking fountain on Holborn Viaduct

I have wandered along Holborn for many years and only recently started paying attention to the odd little things that line London’s streets. Right at the very Eastern end of Holborn Viaduct, opposite the Old Bailey is a church, and

Read more...


Going back to the Roman Baths

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the claimed Roman Baths just behind The Strand. The baths can be opened up if a group is visiting, and as I just happened to be taking a group to visit a nearby

Read more...


A Bus May Land on My Head

A report in the Washington Post, citing unnamed government sources is claiming that a US spy satellite has lost control and is on an uncontrolled crash path back to earth. The controllers apparently have no way to tell at the

Read more...