Breathe a big sigh of relief – it is finally Friday! And that means it’s time for us to share some of our favourite blogs and articles from this week.
First up, we’d like to draw your attention to a blog that has been keeping us entertained for sometime now. The rather quirky and original ‘Bollards of London‘ is a site you may or may not have come across before. Either way, it’s definately worth a look.
The clue is in the name with this one: yep, it’s a blog dedicated to archiving and showcasing London’s spectacular and diverse species that is, the stationary bollard. Tall, short, chunky, old (often rather ancient) or new, this site, with its affectionate detail and dedication to such an unusual London trait, will have you admiring bollards the city over: instead of cursing them for their seemingly pointless, and often rather irritating existance.
With an eye for the smallest detail, Bollards of London reveals there is a story and history behind every bollard in our city (well, most of them) and the author is someone who clearly knows their trade inside out.
Our next highlight seems particularly apt for the bank holiday weekend. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy London, but save back some pennies at the same time, then this list from The London Perspective of ‘5 Cheap Evenings Out in London,’ courtesy of Christina Appleworth, is a good place to start.
Londoners can sometimes forget that our city is in fact bursting at the seams with free stuff. This list provides some great tips on where, when and how to have a good time, whilst not forking out half your earnings for the pleasure. Whether it is a museum, restaurant, public talk of a discounted ticket, The London Perspective provide a refreshingly honest and clear angle on good value for money recreation.
Crump Eats secures third place in this week’s highlights. Sustenance is the name of the game, but rather than being any old food blog, Hannah’s site got our eyes firmly glued with its mouth watering images and articulate write-ups that offer concise and digestible reviews of London’s many eateries. Hannah is clearly someone with a cultured palate and her trained taste buds are a reliable source of information on what’s hot, and what’s not in this city.
Hannah says that one day, she is going ”to use all of the things here to shape my dream Cafe so that it has the most delectable menus and offers an amazing experience”, but until then, she will continue to share her favourite experiences and most delectable recipes with us, on-line!