February 2011

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Murky Monday news. Including stories from both of London's LSEs. | By SallyB2
TfL Make Error On Latest Tube Map

TfL Make Error On Latest Tube Map

Spot the error in the latest Tube map. | By M@
Olympic Logo Is 'Racist', Claims Iran

Olympic Logo Is 'Racist', Claims Iran

More hidden symbolism in the world's most maligned logo. | By M@
STYLEist @ Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, York Hall

STYLEist @ Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, York Hall

Hot on the designer heels of London Fashion Week, Bethnal Green's vintage fair was packed full and fabulous. | By Londonist
New Bus For London On Display At Transport Museum

New Bus For London On Display At Transport Museum

A model of the New Bus for London, the Routemaster-style vehicle that Boris Johnson plans on bringing to the capital's streets next year, goes on display in the London Transport Museum | By Dean Nicholas
Simon Callow For Artistic Director Of Wiltons Music Hall?

Simon Callow For Artistic Director Of Wiltons Music Hall?

Simon Callow extols love of the famous East End music hall. | By Franco Milazzo
Preview: Barbican Weekender, 5/6 March

Preview: Barbican Weekender, 5/6 March

Theatre, dance, music, film, food, visual arts, spoken word...the Barbican Centre's big Weekender has it all (sponsored post). | Sponsor
Ticket Alert: Half Man Half Biscuit

Ticket Alert: Half Man Half Biscuit

Chucklesome alt-folk at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 17 June. | By Franco Milazzo
In Pictures: The East London Line Extension To Highbury & Islington

In Pictures: The East London Line Extension To Highbury & Islington

The final stage of the East London Line extension (phase one) opened this morning, when the link between Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington via Canonbury opened to the public. | By Dean Nicholas
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Tube Maps From Memory

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Tube Maps From Memory

Draw the Tube network from memory... | By M@
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Today is the 36th anniversary of a tragic incident on the tube. | By Dave Haste
Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Jonathan Miller’s production of The Mikado enjoys its twenty-fifth anniversary revival. | By Sam Smith
Lit Preview: London Word Festival 2011

Lit Preview: London Word Festival 2011

The London Word Festival returns! With excellent guests (Alan Moore, anyone?), inventive and immersive performances, witty and intelligent ideas, and a Scrabble tournament. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

An almost uniquely South-of-the-river based news round-up. Good to know it's quiet up North.... | By SallyB2
Sunday Seasoning #67

Sunday Seasoning #67

Seven of the best seasonal London photos from the last seven days. | By Dave Haste
Preview: The Most Incredible Thing @ Sadler's Wells

Preview: The Most Incredible Thing @ Sadler's Wells

The Pet Shop Boys return to the London stage with a new full-length ballet at Sadler's Wells. | By Franco Milazzo
Best Of The London Blogs: 20-26 February

Best Of The London Blogs: 20-26 February

Meet a lion-taming, prostitute-bothering priest and a man who knows a thousand words for vagina. | By M@
Theatre Review: Whose Blood @ The Old Operating Theatre

Theatre Review: Whose Blood @ The Old Operating Theatre

Londonist reviews Whose Blood at The Old Operating Theatre, where bodies were in much demand in 1832, for many different reasons... | By Hazel
Review: Winterlong @ Soho Theatre

Review: Winterlong @ Soho Theatre

Bleak, spiky and streaked with black humour: Andrew Sheridan's award-winning play comes to the Soho Theatre. | By Franco Milazzo
Top 10 Oyster Overcharging Stations

Top 10 Oyster Overcharging Stations

Find out which London stations overcharge Oyster users. | By BethPH
Londonist Behind The Lens: Chris Beckett

Londonist Behind The Lens: Chris Beckett

Some powerful street photography featuring protests, police and flashmobs from Chris Beckett. | By Lindsey
Boris Asks Barclays For Another £25m

Boris Asks Barclays For Another £25m

The mayor puts Barclays on the spot to cough up another £25m for cyclists. | By BethPH
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Enjoy these signs of spring at Kew while you can - it's going to get cold and wet this weekend. | By Lindsey
Tsuru Japanese Restaurant Opens Third Location Near Mansion House

Tsuru Japanese Restaurant Opens Third Location Near Mansion House

Locally owned Japanese restaurant chain, Tsuru, opened a third location earlier this week smack dab in the middle of corporate lawyer land. | By tikichris
Preview: Pan-Asia Film Festival

Preview: Pan-Asia Film Festival

"...leaves much Western film-making looking old-fashioned." | By Londonist
Theatre Review: Change @ Arcola Theatre

Theatre Review: Change @ Arcola Theatre

A series of verbatim stories from those living in parts of the world already suffering the consequences of global warming: commendable in its intention, but lacking drama. | By Victoria Rudland
Review: British Art Show 7 @ Hayward Gallery

Review: British Art Show 7 @ Hayward Gallery

Change, flux and motion in contemporary British Art. | By Londonist
East London "Gay Free Zone" Defaced

East London "Gay Free Zone" Defaced

A Walk of Love has been changing anti-gay messages appearing in east London in to messages of love and understanding. Fighting fire with soothing waters rather than more fire, another Walk of Love is scheduled for this evening. | By Hazel
Londonist Gets New Logo

Londonist Gets New Logo

Ta-da! | By M@
Photo Of The Day: Caption Required #67

Photo Of The Day: Caption Required #67

By Lindsey
What's On In London At The Weekend? 25-27 February

What's On In London At The Weekend? 25-27 February

The weekend post is brought to you this week by the TNT Travel Show. | By Lindsey
Shoreditch's Maiden Celebrate Charles 'n Di's Wedding

Shoreditch's Maiden Celebrate Charles 'n Di's Wedding

Hipster favourites thumb their noses at Royal pomp and circumstance by harking back to the 1981 nuptials. | By Dean Nicholas
Olympic Sports Testing Programme Announced

Olympic Sports Testing Programme Announced

Be an Olympic guinea pig with a year long programme of test events. | By Lindsey
Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale This Morning

Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale This Morning

There's one not-to-be-missed rock gig, and a bunch of other interesting concerts going onsale today. Read our round-up. | By johnmcga
Fox Found At Top Of Shard

Fox Found At Top Of Shard

Hard to resist an exclamation mark. | By M@
Opera Review: Anna Nicole @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Anna Nicole @ Royal Opera House

In the total Anna-nization of the 'House the only missed trick is an interval quiz posing the question, "how many different words for breasts did Richard Thomas squeeze into the libretto?" | By Lindsey
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Today we offer you a London peopled by lollipop ladies, Chelsea pensioners, fluffy dogs and posh diamonds. | By SallyB2
Live Music Review: Ghostpoet @ Electrowerkz

Live Music Review: Ghostpoet @ Electrowerkz

The launch for the rapper Ghostpoet’s debut album last week was a shambolic but no less entertaining gig to herald his new LP. | By johnn
Ticket Alert: Udderbelly Returns to Southbank

Ticket Alert: Udderbelly Returns to Southbank

The purple cow returns in April for 3 months of comedy and cabaret. | By Joelg
Review: Flanders Menu at the National Cafe, The National Gallery

Review: Flanders Menu at the National Cafe, The National Gallery

Fancy some Flemish cuisine to go with your Flemish art viewing? | By tikichris
Registration Alert: The Tweed Run

Registration Alert: The Tweed Run

Registration for the Capital's most dapper bike ride opens on Saturday. | By Londonist
Dance Preview: The Talent, BalletBoyz @ Sadler’s Wells

Dance Preview: The Talent, BalletBoyz @ Sadler’s Wells

A brand new batch of BalletBoyz take to the stage. | By JenT
London On The Cheap: 24 February – 2 March

London On The Cheap: 24 February – 2 March

Spring is in the air. Let cheap and free London keep the spring in your step. | By Lindsey
Olympic Park Now Visible On Google Maps

Olympic Park Now Visible On Google Maps

The Olympic Park is now visible on Google Maps, complete with a handful of amusing mistakes. | By Dean Nicholas
Doors Open On Moving Tube Train

Doors Open On Moving Tube Train

TfL has launched an investigation after the doors of a Victoria line train apparently opened while it was travelling between stations. | By Dean Nicholas
London Fashion Week A/W11: D.Gnak @ Vauxhall Fashion Scout

London Fashion Week A/W11: D.Gnak @ Vauxhall Fashion Scout

A day of menswear rounds off another fashion week. | By Londonist
Exhibition Review: London Walls, New Graffiti and Street Art Photography

Exhibition Review: London Walls, New Graffiti and Street Art Photography

Photos of graffiti on show at the ICA until 27 February. | By tikichris
Restaurant Review: Black and Blue, Mortimer Street

Restaurant Review: Black and Blue, Mortimer Street

Beefy addition to Fitzrovia gets our thumbs up. | By tikichris