- Unlike some businesses, theatres are doing a roaring trade.
- New Statesman film critic Ryan Gilbey lists his top ten London films. Compare and contrast with our own poll from 2010.
- Who’d win in a fight between a Cockney and a zombie?
- A poke around the old News International building in Wapping.
- London Pleasure Gardens has gone into administration.
- More medals for Team GB: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins take gold in the women’s double sculls, while Alan Campbell wins bronze in single sculls, a feat matched by both George Nash and Will Satch in the men’s pair. At the Excel Centre, Karina Bryant takes bronze in judo. Elsewhere Jessica Ennis bashes the British 110m hurdle record and leads the women’s heptathlon on day one.
- The Economist says the Olympic organisers should turn a blind eye to ticket touting.
- Meanwhile, that handy site for finding out when new tickets are released has been shut down by LOCOG.
- Venezuela’s fencing gold medalist Ruben Limardo rides the DLR.
- Restrictions on what kind of camera equipment you can bring into Olympic venues have been tightened.
- “The worst Olympics ever“.
Photo of London Pleasure Garden by j bakewell