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…
PROPERTY: London's Cheapest Flat Shares – Daily Telegraph
POLITICS: Former Spurs & Arsenal Footballer to Stand for London Mayor – The Week
PROPERTY: Buy An Island For Less Than A London House – Daily Express
TRAVEL: Pay Tube Fares With iPhone – Time Out
ARCHITECTURE: The Tree House Office in Hoxton – Evening Standard
CRIME: Who Is The Bromley Batman? – The Independent
ARCHITECTURE: British Architect to Design Google HQ – Business Insider
ARCHITECTURE: The London Festival of Architecture – Wallpaper
TECH: Overhaul For Silicon Roundabout – City Lab
MUSIC: Unsigned London Comes To Shoreditch – musicnews.com
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.
Can there be a more simple, a more English attraction than a Summer fete?
This week we're pointing you toward the Summer Fete in Kensington next Saturday at St Mary Abbots Church. It starts at 11:00a.m so you can join in the fun and then go along on the Kensington walk. Here are the details…
Walking & Footwear News
Having trouble wearing flip-flops? Never fear! Here's a little item on How To Wear Flip Flops.
Our eye was drawn to this line:
"Of the 198,437 emergency room visits due to shoe-related injuries, 25,300 were associated with flip flops in 2014, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Emergency Room visits."
The full story? You know you want to: www.today.com
At this point we'll turn you over to our Associate Editor and London Walks guide Richard III who will function, as is so often the case, as the voice of reason…
"Flip flops are the most dangerous things on this planet. Never mind weapons of mass destruction. These are evil killers. For the adventurous maybe on the beach where there is sand to break your fall, but walking around on the streets of London? No, no, no. Even if your are Australian with a hangover."
Thanks Richard! Oh, and here's what happened the last time a London Walker turned up on one of Richard III's walks. You have been warned…
Some flip flops, yesterday, in the best place for 'em according to Richard III
Seen In London This Week
We LOVE Al Pacino. But we think he may have been a tiny-teensy-ickle bit Photoshopped in this London Underground poster…
Heard In London This Week
It's the London Walks Podcast! Literary London Parts 1 & 2.
Andy looks at the London of the Shardlake novels and Adam goes up the Charing Cross Road in search of bookshops.
(P.S We've started the next London Walks Podcast on Crime & Punishment and it will be ready soon! To listen to our archive of London Walks Podcasts, click HERE.)
Read in London This Week No.1…
Do remember to help yourself to a FREE 6-page download sampler of the new Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book Fanzine. The full 20 page version will be available for download and in print on the Rock'n'Roll London Walk very soon. Click HERE for the free download (NB. The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book fanzine contains adult themes.)
Read in London This Week No.2…
Thanks to London Walker Jeannine Lanigan for this message on Twitter
@londonwalks Isn't it about 1 a.m. GMT? You guys need to take a break. Thanks for all the interesting tweets - like a 144-character walk!— Jeannine Lanigan (@pghwelshgirl) June 9, 2015
Thanks for reading! 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.