It's our weekly London roundup starting with a few headlines that caught the eye in London over the last week or so, click the links for the full stories…
TV: New BBC Series Entitled… London Spy! – The Guardian
FOOD: New Pan-Asian Bar & Eaterie For Kensington – Big Hospitality
ART: Damien Hirst's New Gallery – Design Boom
THEATRE: Les Miserables at 30 – ITV
COMEDY: Sing-Along-A Monty Python – Evening Standard
MUSIC REVIEW: The Darbar Festival of Indian Classical Music – The Hindu
EXHIBITIONS: Art Shows For Black History Month – Londonist
POLITICS: Race For London Mayor Too Close To Call - Huff Post
SOHO: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Slams Soho Gentrification – Design & Trend
FOOD: 125 Years of Pie & Mash In Greenwich – South London Press
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.
October is Black History Month.
The exhibition No Colour Bar – Black British Art In Action, described as "an innovative look at Black British cultural identities, heritage and creative voices – and the struggle Black British artists faced to have their voices heard – from the 1960s to the 1990s," is at The Guildhall Art Gallery until the 24th January 2016.
Guildhall Art Gallery
020 7332 3700
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on how to put on a pair of shoes in space…
I’d take my running shoes and float freely in space, and I’d get myself stable and try with one foot—you end up just sort of bobbing around like balloon that’s tied by a string. It just made me laugh every time. You would never put on a running shoe while riding a unicycle. That’s what it’s like in space.
Read the full interview with the space station commander famed for his cover version of Space Oddity at the Quartz website here: qz.com
But Pop Sugar has the BIG shoe story of the week;
When Prince Harry attended the WellChild Awards in London, photographers captured a picture of brass shoe tacks making the letter "H" on the soles of his shoes…
What on earth could it mean, d'ya think?
At least the record is set straight on one matter: rumours that he had "L" and "R" on his soles to help him through those hungover mornings are now scotched once and for all. No booze pun intended. Ahem.
Full story here: www.popsugar.co.uk
And finally, at this week's Conservative party conference, it seems that the image makers have been keen to stage photos of the PM David Cameron striding around with female MP's. And some of the female MP's are far from delighted…
Some female Tory MPs are apparently outraged at being lined up as 'arm candy' to walk alongside Prime Minister David Cameron at this year's party conference… One source even claimed: 'I didn't get into Parliament to be a bit of f***ing arm candy'.
Full story in the Daily Mail… www.dailymail.co.uk
Seen in London This Week…
Heard in London This Week
The London Walks Podcast on Crime & Punishment Part One…
And Part Two…
Read in London This Week…
What have we been reading this week? Well most London Walks guides have been reading the proofs of THE FAMOUS WHITE LEAFLET for Winter 2015/16! Some of the dates – Mondays to Thursdays – are on the website NOW and the leaflet will be out on the streets very soon.
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.