Saturday, 2 May 2015

London Spy 02:05:15 – Our Saturday #London Review



It's our weekly London roundup starting with a few headlines that caught the eye in London this week, click the links for the full stories…


ADVERTISING: Slimming Ad Banned On Tube – Daily Mail




TUBE: Underground Cinema – Mashable


FOOD: London's Best Open Sandwiches – Evening Standard


THEATRE: Dusty: the Musical - Official London Theatre


DRINK: London's Best Bloody Mary - Daily Telegraph









If You Do One OTHER Thing In London…

Our weekly slot in which we point you in the direction of other happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.


The sensational Butterflies exhibit at the Natural History Museum is an annual highlight in South Kensington. Running to 13th September you can wander among free-flying moths and butterflies inside the NHM's special butterfly house.



Tickets are £5.90, a family ticket is £19.80 and children under 4 go free.

Visit www.nhm.ac.uk for full details.







Walking & Footwear News


This one is just ODD.

We're building to the denouement of the football season here in England (see also Twitter item below) and London club Chelsea are poised to become champions. On Wednesday they defeated Leicester City 3-1, but it was this incident that caught the attention of London Spy…


"[Chelsea manager] Jose Mourinho took the unusual step on Wednesday night of pouring a Lucozade bottle over his pristine brown suede shoes, and very nearly missed a goal as a result."

Was it some kind of weird ritual? Read the full story in the Daily Telegraph



Seen In London This Week

Still on the topic of football (the season is almost over) we had a chuckle at the wag who stuck a Spurs sticker on the Arsenal poster at Leicester Square Station…




Read In London This Week

Via Twitter, here's a bit of the spirit of South London for you.

Tiny Bournemouth AFC are on the brink of promotion to the big time for the first time in their history. Only a 19-0 defeat against Charlton Athletic in South London this weekend can stop them. Over to Charlton Athletic…




And Finally…

It's happy 25th anniversary to Mary & David who took over London Walks on the 1st May 1990. David blogged about it right here yesterday.

By coincidence we received the following on Twitter this week…


Which was followed by this…



And then this…



Thanks Sarah & Jeannine! Looking forward ro seeing you soon on a London Walk :)




Thanks for reading everyone! Stay in touch! London Spy will return next week



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 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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