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
We wished happy 10th birthday to the London Eye
See the News category for more
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
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