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Eye on London - Don't Be Late for Mum

  • Monday March 20th 2017
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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.  


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.   


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!


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.


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