Populist: 7-13 March

By Lindsey Last edited 107 months ago
Populist: 7-13 March

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

In the news:

  • A major fire in Shoreditch was bad news for the East Rooms and Sosho
  • iPhone users all hail the Tube Refund App.
  • Trainspotters got exercised over the London-Beijing rapid rail and revelations over HS2
  • Boris finally came good on his pledge of 3 new rape crisis centres for London
  • We wished happy 10th birthday to the London Eye
  • See the News category for more

    Around town:

  • A tantalising tunnel opening sent the London geek massive nuts. For those of you who missed out in a challenging ticket debacle, watch out for photos and words on it soon.
  • Following our #bestldnnovel poll, we took to the streets to follow in Mrs Dalloway's footsteps Don't tell us you didn't salivate at the Hawksmoor's weekend breakfast menu
  • Real ale fans rejoice: we started a Beer Quest
  • And brought you all this great stuff: white collar boxing, bicycle polo, pole dancing, tools for the terrified, Taiwan Cinefest, a rare Camellia, tropical blooms, London Stone lore, London Word Festival, Phantom Mark II, Trellick Tower for bees, a free read and a hand drawn map of Kings Cross.
  • And don't forget kids, it's mother's day tomorrow.
  • See the Arts & Events and Food & Drink categories for more

    Comment of the week:

    On Beihing-Bound? Let The Train Take The Strain

    Why wait? It may take longer, but you can take the train to Beijing right now! In 2005 I took the train from Paris to Hong Kong (via Beijing). Total time was 16 days, though if I had gone straight through without stops it would have been 11 days. From London to Beijing would be 10 days right now. Check out the Man in Seat 61 for a good overview.

    Why indeed? Oh right. No annual leave left. But thanks, GregWTravels!

    Last Updated 13 March 2010