Saturday, 3 October 2015

London Spy 03:10:15 Our Weekly #London Review

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

EXHIBITIONS: The British Museum of Food – Malay Mail

EXHIBITIONS: The Wooden Tube Station – City Lab

PROPERTY: A Tube Map of London Rentals – Daily Telegraph

TRANSPORT: Crack Down On Uber - The Guardian

EVENTS: The London Tattoo Convention – The Guardian

DRINK: It's London Cocktail Week – The Daily Telegraph

HEALTH: Five Innovative London Fitness Groups – Evening Standard

SHOPPING: Best Vintage Shops In London – Huffington Post

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 Design Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British road signage system with a free installation of signs and illustrations. 

The installation brings together leading designers and artists to create their own reinterpretations of the circle, triangle and square signs. More than thirty of these new signs are on display in the Design Museum’s Tank and Riverside Hall, including work by Sir Peter Blake, Sir Terence Conran, Sir Kenneth Grange, Betty Jackson and Julian Opie.

The Design Museum

28 Shad Thames,
Hours: Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Walking & Footwear News

The latest wisdom from the Ministry of Doh – "celebs" give tips on how to break in new shoes. Thanks go to US Magazine

Lindsay Ellingson

(Who he? Or she? Ed.)

This Victoria’s Secret Angel…

(Is that a thing? Ed.)

… wears her new shoes 20 minutes at a time. “Wearing them for short bits is best until you’re sure you’re not going to get blisters!”

So there you go. Best of all was actress Julianne Moore's tip:

“Don’t get shoes that are that uncomfortable to begin with!”

Can't argue with that. How do we do it here at The DC? We get the butler to wear 'em for a week. Seemples.

Spare a thought for Eliud Kipchoge, whose shoes fell apart while running a marathon…

The 30-year-old elite Kenyan runner won the race (Berlin Marathon) at a 2:04:00 personal best, defying footwear problems, according to the Berlin Marathon’s official website. The insoles were falling out of his shoes by around the 10-mile mark, though Kipchoge was reportedly aware of the issue early in the race.

Full story in Fortune

Seen in London This Week…

Jolly well done to Grange Hotels and L-P Archaeology for looking after the ancient City Wall…

Heard in London This Week

The London Walks Podcast on Crime & Punishment Part One…

And Part Two…

Read in London This Week

Tweeted by David Tucker, The Daily Constitutional's Special Correspondent…

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