The traditional skills of fishmongers will be put to the test at Billingsgate

Top fishmongers put through their plaices at Billingsgate

The UK’s top fishmongers will be flaunting their fish filleting skills in London this August bank holiday weekend (August 26-27), as the British Fish Craft Championships return to the historic Billingsgate Market neighbouring Canary Wharf. It is the competition’s 65th anniversary and is being held at Billingsgate for the first time since the mid-80s. The competition will feature 55 of Britain’s finest …

Giles BroadbentTop fishmongers put through their plaices at Billingsgate
Jupiter and Mercury Clippers on the Thames together for the first time

New Thames Clippers vessels enter service

Two new Thames Clippers are now working together on the thames. Jupiter began service on Thursday (August 17) after completing the 200 mile journey from the Wight Shipyard Co Ltd on the Isle of Wight to Clippers HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf. She joined sister ship Mercury which was put to work on the Thames in June. MBNA Thames Clippers’ co-founder and …

Giles BroadbentNew Thames Clippers vessels enter service
Bros at The O2

For two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation

For five tempestuous, scream-filled, jean-ripped years between 1987 and 1992, Bros dominated the music and fashion scene in a way that now seems impossible into today’s fragmented pop culture. That they had few hits didn’t really seem to matter – although 25 years on it takes its toll on two stretched but sold-out return gigs at The O2, Greenwich.The duo …

Giles BroadbentFor two nights, Bros rediscover the joy of adulation
Rail workers remove points at London Bridge as part of the Thameslink upgrade

DLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations

DLR stations serving south London are likely to be busy next week because of a knock-on from Network Rail works, says TfL. Southeastern Trains are not serving Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge because between Saturday, August 26, and Saturday, September 2, leaving thousands of people looking for alternatives. The pressure will transfer to Woolwich Arsenal, Greenwich and Lewisham …

Giles BroadbentDLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations