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…
ADVERTISING: Slimming Ad Banned On Tube – Daily Mail
TUBE: Abandoned Station Up For Rent – NDTV
TUBE: Underground Cinema – Mashable
FOOD: London's Best Open Sandwiches – Evening Standard
THEATRE: Dusty: the Musical - Official London Theatre
DRINK: London's Best Bloody Mary - Daily Telegraph
CULTURE: North London Classic The Ace Cafe Hits Orlando, Florida – Motorcycle USA
TRAVEL: London's Airports on the Verge of Major Redevelopment – The Spectator
If You Do One OTHER Thing In London…
Our weekly slot 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.
The sensational Butterflies exhibit at the Natural History Museum is an annual highlight in South Kensington. Running to 13th September you can wander among free-flying moths and butterflies inside the NHM's special butterfly house.
Tickets are £5.90, a family ticket is £19.80 and children under 4 go free.
Visit www.nhm.ac.uk for full details.
This one is just ODD.
We're building to the denouement of the football season here in England (see also Twitter item below) and London club Chelsea are poised to become champions. On Wednesday they defeated Leicester City 3-1, but it was this incident that caught the attention of London Spy…
"[Chelsea manager] Jose Mourinho took the unusual step on Wednesday night of pouring a Lucozade bottle over his pristine brown suede shoes, and very nearly missed a goal as a result."
Was it some kind of weird ritual? Read the full story in the Daily Telegraph.
Seen In London This Week
Still on the topic of football (the season is almost over) we had a chuckle at the wag who stuck a Spurs sticker on the Arsenal poster at Leicester Square Station…
Read In London This Week
Via Twitter, here's a bit of the spirit of South London for you.
Tiny Bournemouth AFC are on the brink of promotion to the big time for the first time in their history. Only a 19-0 defeat against Charlton Athletic in South London this weekend can stop them. Over to Charlton Athletic…
Bournemouth celebrating like they've completely ruled out a 19-0 defeat at The Valley on Saturday. We'll see... #cafc— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) April 27, 2015
It's happy 25th anniversary to Mary & David who took over London Walks on the 1st May 1990. David blogged about it right here yesterday.
By coincidence we received the following on Twitter this week…
Dear @LondonWalks: Look what I found in the (well, my) archives... your famous white leaflet from summer 1994! pic.twitter.com/aGy4yf0PnO— Sarah J. McCabe (@Sarah_McCabe_) April 29, 2015
Which was followed by this…
@Sarah_McCabe_ @londonwalks I probably have that very same leaflet somewhere! My husband and I took our first London Walk in Aug. 1994!— Jeannine Lanigan (@pghwelshgirl) April 30, 2015
And then this…
@Sarah_McCabe_ @londonwalks Good chance that's where we found it! It was our honeymoon, & we've gone on London Walks every visit since.— Jeannine Lanigan (@pghwelshgirl) April 30, 2015
Thanks Sarah & Jeannine! Looking forward ro seeing you soon on a London Walk :)
Thanks for reading everyone! Stay in touch! London Spy will return next week
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 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 www.walks.com.