Populist: November 1 - 7

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 105 months ago
Populist: November 1 - 7

The week's most popular posts, and a round-up of what's happening around London

In the news

  • As the BT Tower was lit up to mark 1,000 days until the Olympics, it was announced that the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower would reopen
  • The Tokyo-style (or maybe just borrowed from Balham) diagonal crossing at Oxford Street opened
  • Thousands of manhours were lost as people tried to crack the puzzling periodic table of London
  • TfL announced that the Circle line extension to Hammersmith will open on December 13th Boris Johnson literally took the law into his own hands when he rescued a woman from a gang of muggers
  • Two Beefeaters were suspended for harassing Moira Cameron, the first female Yeoman of the Guard
  • Parliament is to host its first gay wedding
  • Salmon-flipping: not a euphemism for an unorthodox sexual practice, but a common type of fare-dodging

    Around Town:

  • Julie Goodyear (aka Bet Lynch) puts in a "carpentry performance" in Calendar Girls
  • We can't believe it's not Starbucks Pangolins, a dugong, a thylacine, a qugga, and a walrus penis bone: must be The Grant Museum Dipping into the world of underground dining with the Fernandez and Leluu Supper Club A hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold arrived at the British Museum The new statue on the Fourth Plinth was unveiled We interviewed Annie Mac, queen of Radio 1's late night Friday show

    Last Updated 07 November 2009