Saturday, 20 December 2014

London Spy 20:12:14 The Saturday Review From London Walks

It's our weekly London roundup starting with a few headlines that caught the eye in London this week, click the links for the full stories…

PHOTOGRAPHY: Festive London Special – The Independent

THEATRE: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels To Close in March – Official London Theatre Guide

TRANSPORT: Noise Concerns Over 24 Hour Tube – East London Guardian

MUSIC: More Bad News From Denmark Street – Musical Instrument Pro

POLITICS: Soho Sex Workers March –

FILM: Night At The Museum Hits London – The Guardian

If You Do One OTHER Thing In London This Week…

The new Saturday home (moving from its occasional Tuesday slot) for the post in which we point you in the direction of other happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.

As regular readers will be aware, we love the Cartoon Museum here at The Daily Constitutional. And there's been a flurry of activity down at that small (but perfectly formed) institution on Little Russell Street of late. Their Young Cartoonist of the Year competition threw up some hugely encouraging talent; they've persuaded some healthy person (which surely rules out MOST cartoonists) to run the London Marathon to raise funds for the place; and their new calendar is also available in time for Christmas. 

Please note that the Cartoon Museum is closed from 25th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015. 

The Cartoon Museums website is here:

Seen In London This Week…

The lengths to which we will go for fashion… At Tower Hill on a rainy evening, around 7pm we snapped these wet footprints…

… left behind by a young woman who was carrying a violently-heeled pair of stilettos. She was clearly in pain, tottering along like Bambi with a hernia, but determined to persevere with the heels. Suffice to say she'll never make a London Walks guide. Or a London Walker for that matter. But kudos nonetheless.

Heard In London…

On Christmas Day we'll be tuning in to Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 4 as she leads us on a musical journey through Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas In Wales entitled All The Christmases. See the BBC website for details of how and when to listen:

For other listening matter, do check out our London Walks Podcast (updated monthly) at

Tweet of the Week

Thanks to EricaF for this one. When Star Trek's George Takei turned London tour guide with his shot of an infamous Soho door, EricaF informed the great man that she'd already seen it with London Walks!

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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