Monday, 24 August 2009

The Weekly Gallimaufry 23:08:09

“The chances of anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,” he said.*


There he is! He’s Alphonse, the London Walks maître d' and his appearance can mean only one thing: Ann’s back with another of her London Walks foodie extravaganzas. This Saturday she’ll be waiting for you at Monument Station at 10.00a.m on Saturday the 29th August for her Epicurean, Gourmets', Foodies' London. Come back later in the week when she’ll be serving up her customary amuse-bouche here on the LW Blog.

Pictures of Lily (and Pete and Roger)

Greatest London rock group of all time? Now there’s a debate. Surely no shortlist would be complete without the name of Acton’s finest, The Who. Proud Central Gallery at 32 John Adam Street WC2 is presenting an exhibition of Townsend, Daltrey, Entwistle and Moon in all their 60’s pop art pomp. It opens on 24th September and runs to 15th November. (Keep an eye out at The Mothership for the Baroque to Rock Musical London Walk.)

(The pic is from the Deluxe Edition two-disc set of The Who’s debut album My Generation on the MCA label, available at all good record shops.)

The Truth is Out There

That respected north London institution the Hampstead and Highgate Express (known affectionally as the Ham & High) is not usually known as a journal of the sensational or the outré. But how’s this for a Silly Season headline:

UFO Spotted on Hampstead Heath

Read the story HERE and look for yourself on THIS WALK.

Pick of the Pics

This from Amy, taken on an Along the Thames walk last week. It was taken on the route of the walk, looking back over the River to St Paul’s from the opening to the man-made chasm that is Clink Street.

(Amy was part of a group that had made a booking for a private tour with London Walks. You can do the same by contacting Mary, Noel or Fiona over at the website

Thanks Amy. Keep those pics (and stories, etc) coming to the usual address.

* Our strapline this week – “The chances of anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,” he said – comes from H.G Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898). Hear all about it on Ed’s Picturesque Primrose Hill Pub Walk.

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