Saturday, 7 November 2015

London Spy 07:11:15 Our Weekly #London Review Returns

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…

Top Stories…

FOOD: Is Immigration Policy Creating a shortage of Curry Chefs?

The curry industry has found itself in a pickle: There are not enough curry chefs in Britain.

The Conservative government’s restrictions on immigration are causing an acute staff shortage, said Shahanoor Khan, the secretary general of the British Bangladeshi Caterer Association. Already, he said in an interview, a third of the nation’s 12,500 curry houses are facing closing because they cannot find chefs.

TRANSPORT: Is It All Over For the 24 Hour Tube? - BBC

Asked whether he could provide a date for the introduction of the 24-hour Tube, Mr Johnson said: "I've got to tell you this is something that the city of London has done without for 150 years. What I won't do is pay an unreasonable price for it, which Londoners would feel in their fares.

SPORT: Twickenham to Host NFL – Get West London

The National Football League has stuck a three-year deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), starting in October 2016, to stage American football games at the home of English rugby.

The NFL said the deal was for a minimum of three games over the period, with the possibility of two more being played at the venue during that time. The first match to be played at the stadium is due to be announced later this year.

Round Up…

WEATHER: A Foggy Day In London Town – The Weather Network

SPORT: The OTHER All Blacks Hit Town – The Wharf

STYLE: V&A Rejects Thatcher's Wardrobe – The Guardian

STREETS: No To Pedestrian Fast Lane – Evening Standard 

MOVIES: London Has Fallen – Indiewire

VENUES: Coronet Set To Close – Time Out

FASHION & FOOTBALL: Dulwich Hamlet Is the Club For Hispters! The Guardian

MUSEUMS: Olympicopolis Project Gets £45m in Funding – Musuems Association

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.

Another vivid exhibition has opened at the Museum of London – Crime Museum Uncovered runs to April 2016.

For the first time ever, never-before-seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum are on public display in this major exhibition at the Museum of London.

Booking ahead is STRONGLY advised.

The exhibition is supported by a full programme of events, including a look at how the event was curated and various themed talks – click HERE for full details

Here's a short preview…

Full booking info at

The Museum of London
150 London Wall

Open daily 10:00a.m to 6:00p.m

Walking & Footwear News

We NEVER tire of reading this…

If the idea of pumping iron in a sweaty gym fills you with horror, then you’re in luck.

Because, according to new research, regular brisk walks are more effective for keeping the weight off anyway.

Read the full story in Metro

How much did you pay for your last pair of shoes?

Man with Britain's BIGGEST feet... hit with £843 bill for shoes.

Towering Carl Griffiths, 23, trained as a warehouseman and is adept at reaching high shelves as he stands at 6ft 8ins in his size 21 socks.

But health and safety policy states that he needs the giant steel-toed boots to step up into full-time work.

Full story in the Daily Express

Seen in London This Week

There were some amazing shots of London in the fog earlier this week…

… but our fave of all the pics was this…

And Finally…

Have you tried the Rick Steves Drinking Game yet? And if not, why not?

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

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