Populist: 8-14 February

By paulcox Last edited 184 months ago

Last Updated 14 February 2009

Populist: 8-14 February


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:

  • The F word rang out across London this week, deployed by the Mayor to the amusement of all, and by an undiplomatic diplomat to the amusement of none.
  • London's lower ground floor got a little more interesting, with mysterious trains sneaking about and the country's most advanced mortuary opening beneath Tottenham.
  • History lived on as the Goldsmiths put the pyx on trial and the Monument prepared for a fresh opening.
  • Check out the news archives for more.

    What's hot:

  • Victorian perambulations: we told the tale of the Patterson Challenge.
  • Hearty appetites, keeping the cold at bay with everything from monster steaks and melty cheese to Chinese sandwiches and carrot ice cream.
  • The Apollo Theatre, where the reverse-chronological Three Days of Rain has returned after ten years.
  • Blogging from the ledge.
  • Check out the Arts and Events and Food and Drink archives for more.

    Images clockwise from top left: Goldsmiths hall by M@, passing time in the Square by Brian Pigeon, Chinese New Year sandwich by Browners, and Pattersonists beneath the Thames by Brett.