Look up!

Some nice old advertising

Some nice old advertising

On my way back to work the other day, I was on my bike and happened to glance up just as I was speeding round the backstreets near Great Ormond Street. You sometimes see this sort of thing around and it does fair warm the cockles of my heart when you do. It’s something to do with the sense of history, and the now defunct businesses that played their part in London life. I’m also glad that in days gone by, people could get a cure for their wounds and sores. Let us know if you see any more of these. W

Advertisements

Saw this and thought of you

Swimmmmmmmmiiiinnnggg

Swimmmmmmmmiiiinnnggg

If you haven’t seen this already, or even if you have, this is amazing. They’re going to create a natural, open-air swimming pond in King’s Cross by the Spring of next year. Amazing. If you’ve ever swum in Hampstead Ponds, you’ll know how laugh out loud funny it is try and race a duck. I imagine more of this japery will be on offer, plus some lovely looking foliage to boot. Good work. W

Aware of the bear

A robot paddington

A robot paddington

If you’re strolling round the capital, you may have seen these bad boys. Differently designed Paddingtons created to coincide with the Paddington Bear film and with some sort of charity doo-dah thrown in. This one’s by Paddington basin and is designed by Jonathan Ross, but Boris and David Beckham have apparently done one too. Nice to have something else to look at while ambling around our fair city. W

Not strictly lunchhour but free…

Liming_Flyer

Here’s news of a great free event at LimeWharf this Friday.

It’s an early session of funk, disco and reggae from 6-9pm and we do love anything that’s free!
7th November 2014 
at LimeWharf,
Vyner Street,
London
E2 9DJ

And features
The Rhythm Doctor from Tallinn, Estonia
One Deck Pete from Weeds up to me knees
Plus Hayereyah on the mike and harmonica.

This looks like a great early night out! P