Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Cycle Superhighway 2: Boris Johnson announces £25m upgrade to notorious Bow-Whitechapel cycle route - Transport - News - London Evening Standard

More on this story...: "Enhanced safety measures along London’s most notorious bike route will be installed by 2016, the mayor announced today.

Details of the £25m upgrade to the Bow-to-Whitechapel route were revealed as Boris Johnson also sought to win over more businesses to his cycling policy.

The improvements to the Whitechapel-to-Bow “cycle superhighway 2” will start next year and will result in full and semi segregation.

Separation will be achieved using kerbs or high-visibility “wands”, or flexible poles.

Since it was opened in 2011 there have been six cyclist deaths on CS2 which was described by leading QC Martin Porter as a permanent “accident waiting to happen”.

The mayor has been criticised for the route because most of it is no more than blue painted strips offering no physical or legal protection from vehicles."

BBC News - Brunel's Great Western Railway structures uncovered

More on thid story....: "Remnants of buildings built by the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been uncovered during work on London's £14.8bn Crossrail project.
The discovery, near Paddington, includes the foundations of an engine shed, a workshop and train-turntables, built as part of the Great Western Railway which saw steam trains first run through the area in 1838.
BBC London's transport correspondent Tom Edwards spoke to Jay Carver, from Crossrail, and Andy Savage from the Railway Heritage Trust.
Some of the archive pictures are courtesy of the Great Western Trust."

BBC News - A brief history of the UK Parliament

More on this story....: "The Scottish referendum looks set to bring change to the UK Parliament. But Westminster has seen plenty of that over the past 900 years.


Houses of Parliament

Tourist Money Exchange Rates - 23/09/2014 | London Currency Exchange Rates

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Travel - Holiday-  Money Exchange Rates - 23/09/2014 - Central London Bureau De Change - Actual Transactions Rates. - Correct at time of posting.

Today's Picture Gallery Via - https://www.facebook.com/LondononLondon

Amazing silhouette of Big Ben & Houses of Parliament at sunset!
Photo by Alexey Beloschuk

St Paul's Cathedral 
Photo by Fatima @fatiography

Photo: St Paul's Cathedral 
Photo by Fatima @fatiography

Europe Series: Day 19 The #AdmiraltyArch in #London #England 
#StreetPhotography #photooftheday #dailyphoto

A completely empty tube carriage...
Photo by Phil Starr

London: twinkling at night time #HungerfordBridge & #GoldenJubileeBridges
Photo by Fatima @fatiography

Photo: London: twinkling at night time #HungerfordBridge & #GoldenJubileeBridges
Photo by Fatima @fatiography

Little Venice, oasis of leafy calm in London!
Photo by Cheism Illustration @cheismcity

Photo: Little Venice, oasis of leafy calm in London!
Photo by Cheism Illustration @cheismcity

Glimpse of the Tower Bridge from More London.
Photo by Steve Couglan

BBC News - Temple of Mithras: How do you put London's Roman shrine back together?

More on this story...: "Sixty years ago, a Roman God was uncovered at a London building site. The excavations for the Temple of Mithras moved around but are now going back to the original site - how do you reconstruct a Roman temple, asks Tom de Castella.

The muddy find in September 1954 provoked urgent debate. Winston Churchill's cabinet discussed it three times. A huge new office block - for insurance firm Legal & General - was being built on the site of the Temple of Mithras, described as the Roman discovery of the century. Building work was stopped. People would be able to see it for two weeks before the remains were packed up and moved. A few hundred visitors were expected on day one. Instead about 35,000 queued round the block. Advertisers piled in: "In Londinium they believed in Mithras. In London they believe in Shell." Roughly 400,000 people saw it in all. Then the ruins began a peripatetic existence, including a stay at a builders yard in New Malden, before ending up being exhibited in the City 100 metres from where it was found."

Two people holding up the newly discovered head of Mithras, 1954

Queues to see temple of Mithras, 1954

Monday, 22 September 2014

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Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields

Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields

3 courses with champagne
£29 per person

Galvin La Chapelle, London
Galvin La Chapelle

Awarded a Michelin star just a year after opening its doors, Galvin La Chapelle showcases unrivalled French fine dining from the esteemed chef brothers, Chris and Jeff. Select 3 elegant Galvin courses to enjoy alongside your flute of champagne, with offerings including Icelandic cod with lentils and carrot purée, or chocolate mousse with banana and yoghurt ice cream.

One of London’s most majestic dining rooms, this Norman-style, Grade II-listed setting features a lofty beamed ceiling, arched stone windows and a floating mezzanine level, with guests able to enjoy the foliage-lined al fresco terrace during warmer weather. Galvin La Chapelle sits just 4 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
4.6 (based on 320 reviews)
“Totally wonderful from start to finish, could not fault anything!!! Service, atmosphere and food was absolutely brilliant!!! A superb evening”
Pam Evans from Romford
Sample Menu

A glass of champagne on arrival


Velouté of English peas, truffle cream

Charentais melon & Bayonne ham, Castelanotti olive oil

Fillet of grilled mackerel, kohlrabi, crème fraîche & beetroot

Main Courses

Grilled tranche of calves liver, pommes purée, Alsace bacon & girolles

Pavé of Icelandic cod, Puy lentils, carrot & cumin purée

Risotto of French girolles, hazelnuts & sage


Valrhona chocolate mousse, banana & yoghurt ice cream

English strawberries, vanilla Chantilly & honeycomb

Brinkworth Blue, grapes & walnuts

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Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Sun (Mon-Tue 18:00-22:30, Wed-Thu from 21:30, Fri-Sat from 21:45 & Sun from 18:00) until the 31st October 2014, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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