Busy, busy week! My cousin has been in London after a month of travelling around Europe (and yes, I am of course envious). We’ve been out with friends, went to Sushinho earlier this week which is one of my favourite London restaurants (more for the food – Brazilian/Japanese fusion – than the atmosphere). Tonight, I’m off to the Old Vic Tunnels (the ones inside the Leake Street graffiti tunnel) to see New York’s Penny Arcade! Anyone seen it yet?
Anyway, I hope you have all had a fantastic week and here’s some links for the weekend.
- Lady in London had a chance to check out some of the non-sporty bits of the London Olympics.
- Alternative London guide interviewed Saatchi Gallery’s director Rebecca Wilson.
- Emm in London went on one of those street art tours in the East End.
- Fresh Eyes on London featured an interesting photo of a wooden structure commissioned for the Olympics that marks the place in Aldgate where Chaucer used to live from 1374-1386.
- The Great British Mag writes up a bit of history on the upcoming Paralympics.
- Ian Visits reports on the vintage tube trains that will be running next month, with a photo.
- The London Perspective spends some time in East London, discovering Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese restaurant Sushisamba with some excellent views over the city.
- London Review of Breakfasts visits Brazas in Brixton.
- Up in north London, the new New York-inspired Dach & Sons gets a review from Miss Immy.
- Check out Going Underground’s amusing tube photo of the week…
- Londonist announces the winners of the London Look photography competition and talks about what will happen to the Olympic Park when the Paralympics are finished.
- The Style Scout spotted some interesting stockings on Jerome Street.
- Time Out blog shares a wishlist of London Open House events to book, some eyeball graffiti and a view of London from the rooftops.
- Love this piece about Photographer Daniele Lamarche’s East End on Spitalfields Life.
And I shall leave you with a photo from the Flickr pool – a crazy, slightly morbid, piece of art / taxidermy from Polly Morgan’s largest installation to date, Endless Plains, in King’s Cross. The exhibition is finished now, but in case you missed it (I did), the photo below was taken by Annar_50.
Enjoy the sun this weekend!