(Subtle hint: there are links in the list below…)
- It is traditional on one’s first visit to Harrods department store, to run in carrying a huge rucksack.
- You’ll never regret blowing a week’s salary on two tickets to see “Legally Blonde: The Musical”.
- A policeman will always be happy to help you, if you ask if he knows where to find a kettle.
- The London Eye is kept turning by 437 asylum seekers on a giant treadmill.
- The Leaky Cauldron really is in Charing Cross Road. It’s cleverly disguised as a 4-storey bookshop.
- East Londoners will only understand you, if you speak with Dick Van Dyke’s accent from “Mary Poppins”.
- The meaning of life may be found with the bloke near Goodge Street tube, offering a “personality test“.
- International Rescue is based under the House of Commons. Big Ben is the launchtower for Thunderbird 3.
- No, honestly: Big Ben splits into four and opens up, and Thunderbird 3 launches out of it. I’ve SEEN it.
- Oxford Street is so named because of the impeccable quality of the educational establishments there.
- When London’s bendy buses go around corners, they play morris-dance tunes like a melodeon.
- These were all submissions I made on Twitter to the #londonliesfortourists “trending topic” earlier this week.
- With one exception (the “bendy-bus” item, which came from a genuine Facebook petition group requesting the “accordion” feature), I thought up all of the above myself. You can tell I was getting a bit carried away by the end…