Best Of The London Blogs: 20-26 March

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Best Of The London Blogs: 20-26 March

Best Olympics Post
10 Travel Tips For Ticket-Buyers, By Diamond Geezer
Another useful post from DG. You might want to file this one away until 2012.

Best Local London Post
Could Maryon Wilson Animal Park Move To Thamesmead?, By The Charlton Champion
Maryon Wilson Park is a charming refuge of woody, hilly parkland. It also contains a popular petting zoo and animal care centre. Like countless local facilities all over London, its future is under threat from budget cuts. This exemplary guest post by local podcaster Matt Clinch sets out the current situation and a proposal to move the centre to Thamesmead.

Image from The Charlton Champion

Best Alternative Entertainment Post
Five Unknown London Pleasures, By The Great Wen
One-legged cricket? A clown called Barry in a washtub pulled by geese? A new book recallsĀ  these and other unusual fads and diversions of Londoners past, as reviewed by Peter Watts. Expect the 2020 reprint to include flashmobs, flaming Trojan horses and Angry Bird fancy dress parties.

Best Local History Post
Streatham's Historic Swimming Pool, By Streatham Pulse
The Pulse makes it into this roundup for a third week in a row, thanks to this impressive look inside the area's abandoned pool and leisure centre. The photos come from urban exploration group 28 Days Later, whose site is always worth a visit.

Best Post About Street Furniture
HP Bollards, By Bollards Of London
You might laugh, but there were at least two to choose between this week. King of the Bollards John Kennedy discovered this classy number while cabbing Sally Bercow into the Houses of Parliament.

Honourable mention: CarolineD discovered this bollardic specimen, which 'lurches insolently' in Poplar Dock Cut.

RIP District Dave, By Going Underground's Blog
Annie Mole notes the passing of David Maloney, who created and ran the popular District Dave London Underground Forum.

Honourable mention: Snipe have put together a guide to Elizabeth Taylor's London (with map), following the death of the actress last week.

Have we missed anything? Let us know your own favourite posts of the week in the comments.

Last Updated 27 March 2011