Eye on London - London from the Inside
- Monday September 19th 2016
Rio 2016 Olympics and The Paralympics are over and the 22nd September officially marks the beginning of autumn. But don’t start to batten down the hatches for the winter months, our all new blog is here bringing you the best of London every week, to help you make the most of every day in the city.
After work in London this week…
Turn your Monday frown upside down and take a stroll to Chelsea College of Arts, Westminster to visit ‘The Smile’ - a huge motionless wooden structure that lights up like a lantern at night - part of the London Design Festival.
Take yourself down to the banks to pay homage to our almighty river as every September London goes Totally Thames. There’s loads of different events including the free Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang by Millennium Bridge.
Podcasts aren’t just for commutes - go and see your favourites in the flesh at the London Podcast Festival, Kings Place.
After playing a secret set at Glastonbury, Rat Boy aka Essex’s 20-year-old cheeky chappy Jordan Cardy brings his ska-punk to the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
There’s 85 tonnes of white sand and a caipirinha bar at the CopaCABANA Beach at Southbank Centre until the end of the month.
Something for the weekend?
On Sunday Trafalgar Square welcomes back London’s very own festival of Japanese culture - Japan Matsuri. Think martial arts, sushi and karaoke contests plus the UK debut of deer dancers Aozasa Shishi Odori.
Feast for the Eye…
From the 19th - 30th September, Gaylord Indian Restaurant, Mortimer Street will be celebrating their 50th birthday with 1966 prices - 30p for a chicken tikka masala!
This week Eye on… Ealing
There are 32 capsules on The Coca-Cola London Eye, representing the 32 London boroughs, so each week we will be exploring a different London borough.
‘Queen of the Suburbs’ Ealing is the village in the city. The central line terminates here, all change please.
Best pub: The Grange
Best breakfast: The Walpole
Best coffee: Electric Coffee Company
Best shop: All Original
Best theatre: The Questors Theatre
Best curry: Zayka
Best fact: Ealing seems to be synonymous with great band get togethers. Freddie Mercury heard about Queen (or ‘Smile’ as they were known then) while at Ealing Art College, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met Brian Jones in the Ealing Jazz Club, and The Who met Keith Moon in The Railway pub.
On this day… 19th September 1970
The first ever Glastonbury festival was held. It was the day after Jimi Hendrix died. T. Rex headlined and tickets were £1 and included free farm milk. And while we’re on that - don’t forget to register for 2017 tickets by midday on 3rd October.