London from the inside Monday 20th - Sunday 26th March 2017
One important date for your diary this week, with two important things happening on it - Sunday 26th March - it’s Mother’s Day and the clocks go forward at 1am. Make sure you don’t turn up late to lunch with your mum.
MOTHER’S DAY IN LONDON
You’ve probably left it a bit late to book afternoon tea, but how about one of these alternatives for the less traditional mum…
1. Whistle Punks Axe Throwing - get an axe throwing lesson and then have a tournament to see who will be crowned the king or queen axe-thrower
2. Brick Lane Flea Market - open on Sundays from 10am-5pm with lots of stalls and food options and it’s only a short stroll to Columbia Road Flower Market open 8am-3pm
3. Odeon BFI IMAX - Beauty and the Beast is showing
4.Smith and Sinclair: The Flavour Rooms Carnaby - an adult sweet shop serving alcoholic tipples
5. Lee Valley White Water Centre - there’s March Mayhem offers on for white water rafting
There’s a new Mother’s Day playlist on our Spotify @officiallondoneye with lots of mum favourites. Perfect for some background music if you’re having your mum round.
WORLD POETRY DAY
On Tuesday 21st March it’s World Poetry Day. Here’s a poem you could slip inside your Mother’s Day card…
Rock Me To Sleep by Elizabeth Akers Allen (last verse)
Mother, dear mother, the years have been long
Since I last listened your lullaby song:
Sing, then, and unto my soul it shall seem
Womanhood’s years have been only a dream.
Clasped to your heart in a loving embrace,
With your light lashes just sweeping my face,
Never hereafter to wake or to weep;—
Rock me to sleep, mother, – rock me to sleep!
EYE ON… BEXLEY
There are 32 capsules on The Coca-Cola London Eye, representing the 32 London boroughs, so each week we explore a different London borough.
We asked the residents of Bexley where some of the best places are for food, drink and a good time...
Best breakfast: Yum Yums
Best coffee: Chinchins
Best curry: Taara
Best pub: The Robin Hood and Little John
Best night out: The Orchard Theatre for comedy
ON THIS DAY… March 20th 1966
The football World Cup was stolen from a “Sport with Stamps” exhibition in Westminster. The £30,000 Jules Rimet trophy was taken but thieves left £3million of stamps behind. The trophy was finally found a week later by Pickles the dog out for a walk with his owner in Norwood. Later that year England won the World Cup and Pickles was invited to the celebration banquet.