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Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween From All About London


Crazy Bear, Fitzrovia

Crazy Bear, Fitzrovia

10-plate premium tasting menu
£29.50 per person

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Crazy Bear

Renowned as one of the best Thai restaurants in London and showered with accolades, Crazy Bear Fitzrovia offers eclectic Thai cuisine with a modern influence. Experience the decadent 10-piece tasting journey with your plethora of sushi & dim sum creations, like tiger prawn pad Thai noodles, or truffled pak choi with soy.

A vibrant hangout, Crazy Bearreveals glamorous surroundings and an award-winning bar with funky low-level seating. Just a few moments from Charlotte Street, the restaurant is a 2-minute walk from Goodge Street Tube Station.

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“We had the 10 course taster menu. Food was excellent and there was plenty of it. Waiters were attentive and efficient. Atmosphere was great. Will definitely go again.”
EM
from London
18/10/2014


Sample Menu 

Enjoy all of the below from premium tasting menu

Shrimp crackers
sweet chilli dipping sauce

Steamed edamame
Japanese chilli powder
& rock salt 


Mixed sushi
prawn nigirizishi, tuna makizushi, dynamite uramaki 

Mixed dim sum
pork & prawn shumai, scallop & prawn shumai, shiitake chive & carrot har gau dumplings 

Crispy Gressingham duck salad
pomegranate & roasted cashews

Green Cotswold chicken breast curry
Thai baby aubergines

Tiger prawn pad Thai noodles
bean sprouts, spring onions
& crushed peanuts 


Truffled pak choi
light premium soy

Steamed jasmine rice

Madagascan vanilla &
sweet chilli cheesecake
ginger biscuit & pineapple compote

Vegetarian option available 


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Terms & Conditions

Available lunch Tue-Sat & dinner Mon - Sat (Wed - Sat, dinner is available up until 18:00 and then from21:30) until the 29th November 2014, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change, classic or vegetarian option available, for vegetarian menu, please see full menu. Dishes cannot be changed and other dietary requirements cannot be met. Minimum 2 person per set menu & maximum of 5 (classic / vegetarian). Please note tables need to be returned after 2 hours. Includes VAT, excludes service.

BBC Audience - Multiple award winning comedian Bridget Christie tries out material for her new series for the BBC

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Bridget Christie: Tryouts

Multiple award winning Bridget Christie is trying out material for her newRadio 4 series of Bridget Christie Minds the Gap.

It's her second series about feminism and promises to be as wonderful as the first.

Dates: Monday 10 & 17 November
Time: 7pm
Venue: The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, London

To apply for tickets, visit the BBC Tickets website.

We'd love to see you there.

Kind regards
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Weekend travel information

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Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 1/2 November. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal this weekend, but please check if any of the following affect you.





London Underground


We are undertaking a comprehensive improvement programme across London’s transport network, including the modernisation of the Tube.

For a map showing the planned line closures for this weekend and also bus replacement information, please click here


Bakerloo line
There is currently no service between Queen's Park and Harrow & Wealdstone; services will resume on Monday. This is while we carry out platform extension work at Willesden Junction.

Circle line
Trains will not run between Gloucester Road and Aldgate, via Embankment. This is to allow for station improvement work at Victoria and replace track and renew drainage at Blackfriars.

Tower of London - Customers visiting the Tower of London are advised that there is no train service at Tower Hill; you may find it easier to use Aldgate, Aldgate East or London Bridge stations.

District line
There is no service between South Kensington and Aldgate East, as well as between Turnham Green and Richmond. This is to enable us to carry out station improvement work at Victoria and replace track and renew drainage at Blackfriars. In addition, we are carrying out track replacement and line improvement work at Richmond.




London Overground


There is currently no service between Queen’s Park and Wembley Central; services will resume on Monday. This is while we carry out platform extension work at Willesden Junction.
 
Trains will not run between the following stations:
 Richmond and Willesden Junction (to enable Network Rail track work)
 Sydenham and West Croydon (to enable Network Rail bridge work)





London Tramlink


Trams are not running between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way. This is while we carry out track improvement work near Beddington Lane.

For the latest status update on London Underground, London Overground and London Tramlink this weekend, please click here

For an overview of planned track closures for the next six months, pleaseclick here





London Buses


Waterloo - On Saturday, from 06:40 until 09:00, Waterloo Bridge will be closed due to nearby filming. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Central London - On Saturday, from 08:00 until 18:00, buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus. This is due to a Regent Street event.

Blackheath - On Saturday from 12:00 until 22:00, Prince Charles Road will be closed and from 18:00 until 22:00, roads in and around the area will be closed due to an event. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Twickenham - On Saturday, from 13:00 until 17:30, all roads around, and leading to, Twickenham Stadium are expected to be busy due to an event. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Alexandra Palace - On Saturday from 16:00 until midnight, all roads around, and leading to, Alexandra Palace are expected to be busy, with some local road closures, due to an event. In addition, from midnight on Friday until 07:00 on Sunday, Alexandra Palace Way will be closed. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

To check whether your bus is affected this weekend, please click here





Roads


Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Blackheath - On Saturday from 12:00 until 22:00, Prince Charles Road will be closed and from 18:00 until 22:00, roads in and around the area will be closed due to an event.

Twickenham - On Saturday, from 13:00 until 17:30, all roads around, and leading to, Twickenham Stadium are expected to be busy due to an event.

Alexandra Palace - On Saturday from 16:00 until midnight, all roads around, and leading to, Alexandra Palace are expected to be busy, with some local road closures, due to an event. In addition, from midnight on Friday until 07:00 on Sunday, Alexandra Palace Way will be closed.

North Circular (A406) - From 22:00 on Friday until 08:00 on Sunday, westbound road closures and lane restrictions are taking place between Redbridge Roundabout and Waterworks Roundabout (at times including the M11 junction with the North Circular) to enable road resurfacing work. Most of this work will be on certain weekends although some work may be overnight during the week. For more information on the details of the closures and restrictions and for customer advice, please click here

For the latest status update on road travel this weekend, please click here





Barclays Cycle Hire


Harewood Avenue docking station is permanently out of service for work on behalf of Westminster Council.

For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here

Plans to regenerate businesses in Victoria unveiled

Artist impression of Victoria development
Plans to introduce more visible security and increase green spaces in London's Victoria have been unveiled.
The Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) has outlined proposals to raise £8m through a levy on local businesses to regenerate the area.
The Victoria 2020 Business Plan will also focus on brokering local employment opportunities.
The proposals also include plans to introduce more public art and cultural attractions.
Artist impression of an aerial view of Victoria

Ian McKellen given freedom of the City of London

Sir Ian McKellen

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen has been given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
The actor, who plays Gandalf in Peter Jackson's film trilogy, is one of the founders of campaign group Stonewall UK and also supports Pride London.
Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf called him an "exceptional actor" and a "tireless campaigner for equality".
He was handed the award, dating back to 1237, at London's Guildhall.
Sir Ian also supports The Albert Kennedy Trust which helps homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youngsters.
Earlier this week the award-winning actor, whose career has spanned Shakespeare plays and blockbusters such as X-Men, revealed his latest role in singer George Ezra's new video Listen to the Man.

Prince Harry meets stars to support poppy appeal



Prince Harry has met poppy sellers and celebrities at Buckingham Palace on the first stop of their tour of London in a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.
Actress Barbara Windsor and singer Joss Stone were among those touring on the bus to support London Poppy Day.
Around 2,500 collectors took part in events ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
Collectors converged at more than 60 tube and train stations. Volunteers were also on the Thames Clippers and at more than 70 of London's major firms.
For Prince Harry it was a chance to thank some of those hoping to raise £1m in 12 hours across the capital, to support the Armed Forces community.  More

London traffic lights switch off 'could save £40m'

Street scene at night with traffic lights

Switching off London's traffic lights at night could save drivers up to £40m, a new report has suggested.
The proposals by the Conservative group on the London Assembly claim turning off the lights for six hours overnight could cut fuel costs.
The report author Richard Tracey said the move could "boost the economy and help the environment".
However, the Labour said the plans disregarded "driver and pedestrian safety".

Thursday, 30 October 2014

BBC Audience - Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to host the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on the BBC

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

Marking the end of the latest incredible series of sparkles and show-stopping moments, Sir Bruce Forsyth and Strictly return with a special one-off programme on Christmas Day.

This year a brand new set of celebrities take to the dance floor as they compete to become the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas 2014 champion.

Date: Monday 1 December
Venue: Elstree Film Studios, Hertfordshire
Doors open: 5pm

This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

Registration is now open and will remain open until Friday 7 November at 4pm.

No applications will be accepted after this date and time.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per household.

Multiple applications will be deleted.

Please note that if you have already received tickets for the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing you are not eligible to apply for tickets for the Christmas Special.

Please note that entering the random draw does not guarantee tickets and you will only be notified of your successful application on receipt of your tickets.

Tickets to successful applicants will be dispatched two to three weeks before recording.

Please note: Mobile phones are not permitted in the studio and will be taken from you as you come onsite and returned at the end of the evening. 
To enter the rrandom draw, visit bbc.co.uk/tickets.

Good luck with your application.

Kind regards


BBC Studio Audiences

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Ice-Skating at Wembley Park

 Ice-Skating at Wembley Park

Ice-Skating at Wembley Park: Ticket for Child (£6.75), Adult (£9.45) or Family of Four (£32.40) Plus Hot Chocolate - View Offer Details - Click Here

Lotus Bar

 Three-Course Meal For Two

Three-Course Meal For Two (£24) or Four (£48) at Lotus Bar (Up to 49% Off) - View Offer Details - Click Here

5D World Gaming Arcade

 Ticket to 5D World

5D World Gaming Arcade: Ticket For One (£3), Two (£5) or Four (£9) (Up to 50% Off) - View Offer Details - Click Here

Ouija Trailer #1 (2014) Olivia Cooke, Horror Movie HD



Horns Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple Movie HD

 

Museum of London - London tweed, late openings and archaeological mysteries this November

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A Bear Called Paddington

We're celebrating Paddington and his London adventures with a new exhibition and special events! The small, free exhibition opens 14 Nov and there will be a jam-packed family festival with crafts and storytelling on 29 & 30 Nov. The museum is also getting its own life-size Paddington statue designed by Benedict Cumberbatch, as part of The Paddington Trail!

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What's new in November
Late London: Sherlock's cityImmerse yourself in the unique pursuits and habits of London's famous fictional detective. From the art of Bartitsu and comedy to memory mazes and life drawing, get lost in Sherlock's world! Plus see the Sherlock Holmes exhibition after hours.  

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Inspired by SherlockExplore displays inspired by Sherlock Holmes this month including Kasia Wozniak's fashion photography exhibition and try your hand at deciphering theMind Maze installation in the museum's entrance.

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New walk: Shakespeare's London See the sights of Shakespeare's London in our brand new walking tour. Walk the banks of the Thames, London’s original theatreland, before you traverse the river to see the City streets that inspired the Bard's plays.

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Archaeological mysteriesWhat are the similarities between archaeologists and detectives? Discover your inner Sherlock and find out how archaeologists piece together London’s buried mysteries on an interactive tour of the Archaeological Archive on 15 Nov.

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New dates announced for Ghost tours
By popular demand our new Ghost tours are continuing this November on Tue 4, 11 and 18 Nov. Discover haunting tales of the London docklands and dare to enter the museum after dark!   

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Final weekend of BridgeDon't miss the final weekend of the Bridge exhibition. Described as 'a splendid exhibition' by The Times, this is your last chance to see the largest visual art exhibition ever held at the Museum of London Docklands - for free! 

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Video: Museum of London tweed

Inspired by our new Sherlock Holmes exhibition, the Museum of London have worked with Christys' Hats, Liberty London and Lovat Mill in Scotland to create a brand new London tweed.
 Find out about the history of tweed and the story of the creation of our very own tweed in this documentary video. You can get your hands on the Museum of London tweed in the our shop, in the form of beautiful deerstalkers and flat caps made by Christys' Hats.

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On the blog
Sherlock style: Q+A with artist Kasia WozniakAs part of our Sherlock Holmes season, we commissioned photographer Kasia Wozniak to create a new fashion photography series inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. We caught up with her at her South London studio...

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Friends get a 20% discount in the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands shops, both in person and online! That includes our new Sherlock Holmes range. 

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Royal Shakespeare Company
Henry IV Parts I & II
29 Nov – 24 Jan 2015
Barbican
The RSC continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays at the Barbican, following the acclaimed production of Richard II, with this epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil.
Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder
BFI
The re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey coincides with the BFI’s Sci-Fi season, a nationwide celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre. Don’t miss the exciting programme of illustrated talks led by authors and academics. 

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Kurt Jackson: River29 Nov – 25 Jan 2015Horniman Museum and Gardens
A unique chance to see paintings and sculpture from British artist Kurt Jackson's different river projects from the last three decades, including pictures of the Thames and the Severn. Free entry.

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