Populist: 20-26 July

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Populist: 20-26 July

Populist brings you a bite sized round up of the best of Londonist this week. Catch up on the coolest, quirkiest, most recommended and talked about stories and find out what's hot and what's happening for the week ahead.


In the news:

  • David Cameron became a man of the people when his bike got nicked although it was returned yesterday by the Sunday Mirror with the aid of a Portabello "community elder" in time for his meeting with Barack Obama
  • Sienna Miller got papped for no good reason whilst merciless parakeets marauded in Shirley
  • The Royal Opera House tuned in to a tabloid audience while we pondered festival season economics
  • London's tourist attractions provoked value for money debate and West Ham's fans flew the flag for hooliganism across the pond.

    What's hot:

  • The Camden Fringe! Kicks off Monday.
  • The Mercury Music Prize Nominees were announced and Heavenly Records announced some special gigs
  • London's Buried Bones opened at Wellcome Collection
  • And Unchained took us shopping down Cheshire Street
  • Check out Music Choice, The Book Grocer, Saturday Cinema Summary, and Arts Ahead for more.

    Images L-R clockwise: Boris says get on your bike, Olympic rubber rings, a bee in King Henry's Walk Garden and a very British picture from Simon-K. You can keep track of our most popular posts by checking out Favourites or using the Populist tag.

    Last Updated 27 July 2008