So you think you know London…Name this London location!

17 01 2010

Name this London location

Name this London location

Name this London location in the comment box below and show off your stuff in a MyMetropole blog post. You have free reign to show off your writing or your photos, though of course we’d like it to be London or Britain-related, if you can swing it!  Read the post from the most recent winner, Barb Alexander of TudorTudor blog.


Winner! Barb Alexander knows London…

18 12 2009

Colombia Road - MissDani

Barb Alexander of The Tudor Tudor Blog: Making the Dynasty Wicked Cool named this London location above: Colombia Road!

As promised – A guest post from Barb’s wicked cool Tudor Tudor blog

The official YouTube account of London’s historic royal palaces offers a lively and well-produced clip of the Tudor festivities at the beautiful and grand Hampton Court Palace, just outside the city.  If you can’t get to the palace this Christmas season, give it a view!
The Tudor Tutor: Making the Dynasty Wicked Cool!

Hi, I’m Barb Alexander, creator and writer of the Tudor Tutor blog, and former junior high and high school English teacher. Where there’s literature to teach, there’s history to teach! As a teacher, I got the biggest rush out of explaining historical people and events to teens in an exciting and relatable way. To be honest, that’s how I prefer to learn history as well — in my opinion, when our past is presented in an overly-scholarly, dusty way, it can be awfully yawn-inducing.
The history of the Tudor dynasty is a total soap opera and I’d love for everyone to have fun with it (learning something wouldn’t hurt, either!). The Tudor Tutor aims to do just that. You’re invited to check out the blog, join the Facebook group, and follow me on Twitter.

Many thanks to MyMetropole for the guest spot!

So you think you know London? Name this London Location

4 12 2009

Okay kids, its time to play Name this London Location…The winner gets MyMetropole column inches for anything your little heart desires. You want to vent? Show off some pics? Shamelessly plug your blog?  Tell me the name of this London location, and a MyMetropole plug and post is all yours!

Good Luck!

Total Rewall

3 12 2009

Launching tomorrow night for a week of unadulterated subversive subterranean art is the Total Rewall event in the Leake St Tunnel near Waterloo -starting at 7pm on 4 December and open all day everyday until the 10 December 2009.Some of you may remember this famous tunnel thanks to the Cans Festival last year thrown by none other than Banksy himself. As I pointed out in my Le Cool preview of Total Rewall this week, I thought myself clever to be sunning myself in Spain last year and I missed it.

This will be my first time in the Leake St Tunnel, and the premise of Total Rewall seems exciting enough:

First, 32 photographers were asked to take pics of places normally out-of-bounds for graffiti / street artists.

Total Rewall

Next, these pics will be blown up to mega size and laid throughout the tunnel.

Lastly, an open invitation is being sent out to street artists of all kinds – graffiti, stencil, etc, who are invited to come work their magic on all the pieces in what will have become a street artists pop up mecca. (That’s you, by the way, so get there!) Also, for those of us less-skilled in this area, visitors are invited too!

Total Rewall

From the Cans Festival

The evolution of the images will be documented on a daily basis and displayed on, and then Totalrewallers will create an online book available for download.

Name This London Location – Winner: Deptford Dame

29 11 2009

The location of this picture was The Elgin pub in Ladbroke Grove, W10

As promised, the winner – The Deptford Dame – has chosen three of her own pictures to feature on MyMetropole. These images offer an excellent view of Deptford, different to the stereotypes held by some of the area! Enjoy, and congratulations again to the Deptford Dame!

Courtesty of Deptford Dame

Courtesy of Deptford Dame


Courtesy of Deptford Dame

Pork & Pickle Pie Comedy Club tonight

26 11 2009

A comedy club night with 4 acts headlined by an award-winning burger van owner plus pork and pickle pies for a fiver.

The Britannia Pub on Victoria Park is hosting the Pork & Pickle Pie comedy club with tonight the first night of many to showcase top British talent in night of stand up ‘til you fall over laughing, or full of pork & pickle pies, or both.

Angelos Epithemiou of Shooting Stars headlines, most well known for his work with Vic & Bob on the BBC comedy quiz show (and from his burger van, obviously).

Supporting acts include Will Andrews, comedy sketch group The Real MacGuffins and Richard Sandling. Combined, these comedians can throw around names like BBC, Channel 4, Bafta and Edinburgh Fringe, making this comedy night some serious stuff. If pork and pickle do not your fancy tickle, no worries – vegetarian options are available. This is just the first night of many, so if you’re interested, stay tuned!

Pork& Pickle Pie Comedy Club
The Britannia
360 Victoria Park Rd
London, E9 7BT
Tickets are £5

Name this London location

25 11 2009

Hello there loyal MyMetropole readers – Be the first to name this West London location and get one of your own London pictures featured on MyMetropole…


Name this Location

Good Luck!