This is a guest post by Lisa Robinson from visitlondon.com, the official city guide to London, with everything you need to know about visiting Paddington’s Pop-Up London.
Grab a marmalade sandwich and search for the world’s most-loved bear during Paddington’s Pop-Up London. In celebration of the release of the Paddington 2 movie, which is in UK cinemas now, five pop-up book installations featuring Paddington can be found at iconic locations across London until 3 December.
Plan a fun-filled day out in the capital with our itinerary for exploring Paddington’s Pop-Up London.
Buckingham Palace Pop-Up Book at Paddington Station
Legible London is 10 years old this year, and we’re celebrating a decade of the wayfinding signs that have proved so useful in helping people navigate their way through the capital’s streets. There are over 1,700 signs on the streets – look out for the distinctive navy blue and yellow signs to help you get around London.
This is a guest post by Caroline Clipson, who coordinates the Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, working with Alzheimer’s Society and local organisations to make the borough dementia-friendly. She’s teaming up with TfL, Walk London and Cool Tan Arts to create this sensory walk in Southwark Park for people affected by the condition.
On Saturday some of you took part in our Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Legible London wayfinding system, we’ve partnered with British Orienteering (who, coincidentally, are 50 years old this year) to bring you Know London Walking – the ultimate urban navigational challenge!
If you think you know London’s best shortcuts and hidden secrets, now’s the time to prove it. Or if you just want a bit of fun on a sunny August weekend, that’s fine too.
One of the great things about London is that art pops up in all kinds of places. To celebrate this, and to help you find some of the best bits, take a look at the Summer Art Map.
The map brings together over 40 public artworks from across the city, including 5 commissions from Art on the Underground – TfL’s contemporary arts programme. They’re all pretty great, but here are just a few of the highlights, and how to find them.
This is a guest post by Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Manager at World Cancer Research Fund UK.
In today’s workplace many of us are becoming more and more sedentary, often sitting for hours at a time. Unfortunately, this inactivity can have serious health implications. According to a Lancet report, physical inactivity is responsible for 17 per cent of premature deaths in the UK every year and shortens a person’s lifespan by three to five years. World Cancer Research Fund’s evidence has also found that being physically active can decrease the risk of a number of different cancers.