Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Editor's #London Diary February 2015: @bleedingheartyd @ElvisExhibition @Cartoonmuseumuk @LondonChinatown





On the last day of 2015, the Daily Constitutional's editor Adam looks back at his walking & blogging London year…


February



It's the Life of Reilly, really. February began with fine dining at The Bleeding Heart in Clerkenwell…


… their private rooms rooms are a thrill within a thrill (pictured above). The restaurant is already off the beaten track, deliciously tucked away and this further level of concealment makes it feel like some magical dining room out of Alice in Wonderland.

Book a table at Bleeding Heart Yard here: www.bleedingheart.co.uk


Elvis Is In the Building

February continued with a visit to see Elvis's stuff at the O2…


The big stuff – guitars and cars – was great. But it was the intimate details, his army uniform, the relics of his poverty-ridden childhood, that I loved best.

The Elvis exhibition at the O2 now runs to 16th January www.elvisattheo2.com


Strip Show

Also in February our London Walks Podcast featured London Museums. Any excuse for a trip to the Cartoon Museum…



And any excuse to do more research for my Cartoon & Comic Book Tour of London. Don't disturb your father while he's working!




Backstage

I enjoyed snapping these preparations for The Year of the Goat…




Old Rivals

The old battle lines are drawn in Monmouth Street…



Wise Words

My favourite sign of the year in the basement of Quinto Bookshop on the Charing Cross Road…



All About Tha' Bass…

On a musical note, we've all heard of a "walking" bass… but I'd never seen one catch a bus on the Holloway Road until last February…







Next time… March


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.









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