This afternoon, Louise and I went down into the lost world of Aldwych Station on a tour by the LT Museum. We were given an interesting talk on the history and downfall of the station, including how it was built to serve the Aldwych Theatre (but ironically came to be built on the site of the aforementioned), how it was used as storage for the British Museum in WW1, an air raid shelter in WW2 and of course, film sets and TfL training up until now. (more…)
Category: Going Out
The Island Queen, hidden in the darkest depths of Angel, is a pub I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, but with one thing and another, never got around to. This week, wanting a change from our usual Wetherspoon’s fare, Louise and I decided to give their Sunday lunch a try.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything other than Minecraft – which is itself a mystery since I consider it extremely flawed, and so it’s about time I did. And so I’ll start off with lunch, for no other reason than food porn. It consists of a salmon fillet from The Saucy Fish Co., grilled and served with chilli, lime and ginger sauce, a Sainsbury’s salad, and a glass of Californian Sauvignon Blanc (also from Sainsbury’s). (more…)
Yesterday was our visit to the London Drinker Beer Festival in Camden, my local. Louise isn’t a fan of crowds, so we decided to go early before it got busy, so that we could leave if things got on top of her. I suspect though, after seeing her get into an Augustiner Helles faster than a ferret up a Yorkshire trouser-leg, that I needn’t have worried as she got nice and mellow fairly quickly.
Last night, I was with a group of people in The Blue Posts, a Sam Smith’s pub on Newman Street. I was minding my business with a drink (which as it happens was in incredibly overpriced glass of Chenin Blanc) with my tablet on the table in front of me, switched off, others around had smartphones, some on, some off. The point of the tablet here is to monitor Facebook and Meetup to see when group members are going to arrive, drop out or when new members get lost and need help finding us. I and others do this in a few groups in man pubs and it’s always been great, especially in pubs with Wi-Fi. However, The Blue Posts doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so I was using my own connection. (more…)