Thursday, 28 February 2013

The London Nightly Photoblog 28:02:13


The London Nightly Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional continues…

Just one last look at London before lights out.

Maybe you saw tonight’s pictured location on one of today’s London Walks. Perhaps it’s your shot, sent to us at the usual email address..

Of course some London Walks guides will still be out there, Londoning away into the small hours. For them, we borrow a famous London phrase… Goodnight, and good luck.




Eastward on Shanks' Pony





A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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Rock'n'Roll London Walk – Online and On The Streets!


The Rock’n’Roll London Walk has become the first individual London Walk to have its own dedicated website, blog, Twitter feed, MySpace and Facebook pages and YouTube channel. Whatever your platform, whatever your device, you can keep in touch with the Rock’n’Roll London walk wherever you go.

We’ll be posting pictures, classic sleeves, playlists, tweeting and retweeting reviews and news and generally enthusing about our favourite subjects – London and music.


In terms of joining this London Walk, the song remains the same: just pitch up at the tube station and pay in cash on the day and enjoy a great walk – London’s best general rock and pop music walking tour. But for this walk you can also pre-book with your credit or debit card.

Pay in cash on the day or book ahead: it’s up to you.

Private walks are, as usual, available for all occasions – just email London Walks at london@walks.com with your requirements.

Music News & Reviews Blog www.rocknrolllondon.blogspot.com updated 2-3 times a week

Where we listen & watch new.myspace.com/rocknrolllondon

@rocknrolllondon

News updated daily facebook.com/rocknrolllondonwalk

Our favourite vids
Pictures, sleeves & playlists



If you choose to book & pre-pay your Rock'n'Roll London Walk online, go to our website at www.rocknrolllondon.com and follow the Credit Card Booking link at the top of the page. 


In the meantime you can watch our Rock'n'Roll London video here:






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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The London Nightly Photoblog 27:02:13


The London Nightly Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional continues…

Just one last look at London before lights out.

Maybe you saw tonight’s pictured location on one of today’s London Walks. Perhaps it’s your shot, sent to us at the usual email address..

Of course some London Walks guides will still be out there, Londoning away into the small hours. For them, we borrow a famous London phrase… Goodnight, and good luck.


A New River duck in Hackney







A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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Fish & Chips: Please Sir… I Want Some More


We’ve dedicated February to finding the best fish and chip shop in London. 

The London Walks guides have cogitated and debated, and here are their recommendations…

Please feel free to get your own vinegary fingerprints all over the debate. 

Email us at the usual address, leave a comment below or Tweet us @londonwalks.







David weighs in with…


Come on, we gotta get Sea Shell into this catch. How good is it? Well, we've got an "everybody's favourite" up our way - Nautilus on West End Lane - but I'll always go the extra mile for Sea Shell. (It's actually the lesser mile for tourists because it's on Lisson Grove, effectively the edge of central London; precise direx not needed because you can Internet it - suffice it to say just triangulate Baker Street and Edgware Road stations and hey presto you've got it.)

And what an "it". Has a small attached restaurant - and indeed tables outside the takeaway bit - if you want the best f & c in London then and there. It's appealingly bright and spic 'n' span, let alone aura'd with hail-fellow-well met-ness steaming off your fellow fishers of fish and chips (surely because everybody in that queue - yes, queue, another sure sign - knows they're just minutes away from a feast). A taxi rank's worth of black cabs out front. Which also tells you all you need to know. 

The secret's in the batter and the oil they fry it in. I dunno what magic formula they've hit on - bet they wouldn't tell even if I asked - but whatever it is, it's perfection achieved. Golden. Crisp. Unoil-drenched. An ahhhhhhhh aroma, as opposed to the grease-and-goop "brace yourself" variety -  that stale, oily, "yukky fish and chips-smell" so many of them are branded with.

And they do the classic f & c sidebars - gherkins, pickled onions, homemade tartar sauce to d. for, etc.

Been going there for 40 years. Yup, the big Four Oh - how long I've been going there and how long they've been there. 

Call me, Ahab. Which makes Sea Shell you know what.



The Seashell
49-51 Lisson Grove,
London
NW1 6UH

Tel: 0207 224 9000



The Seashell's website is at www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk



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Best Fish & Chips in London – Northern Exposure


We’re dedicating the rest of February to finding the best fish and chip shop in London. 

The London Walks guides have cogitated and debated, and here are their recommendations…

Please feel free to get your own vinegary fingerprints all over the debate. 

Email us at the usual address, leave a comment below or Tweet us @londonwalks.






In deepest, darkest North London, here’s Adam and Andy

Adam

My favourite central London chippie has already been covered – Fryer’s Delight on the Theobalds Road. I have been patronizing it for only four years fewer than Richard III (the Fryers Delight and me have been together now for 21 years and it don’t seem a day too long). How Richard keeps the weight off, however, is a secret I’ve yet to crack.


Locally, up here in North London it’s Poseidon for me. Situated on the East Finchley High Road, the freshness of the fish, the crispness and colour of the batter and the fact that they don’t mind taking the skin off my fish (I am picky) before battering keeps me loyal. Nice “sitting in bit” too – 20 different types of fish, no less!

Poseidon
100 - 102 High Road
East Finchley, London
N2 9EB


Andy adds…

My favourite chipper is the award-winning Toffs in Muswell Hill – that’s my “flash” choice. 

For your excellent regular fish and chips, Joe’s Fish Bar at Alexandra Palace (for your regular). When in town, the best is also the most famous:  The Golden Hind, 73 Marylebone Lane north of Oxford Street.

Toffs
38 Muswell Hill Broadway,
London
N10 3RT




Andy and Adam are currently working on the first  London Walks podcast – more news soon.






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