Posts from 10th February 2010

Feb 10

The FT Top 25 Pubs of the 00s No 8: The Ship & Shovell, Craven Passage WC2N

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This was a favourite after-work pub for years, being within easy walking distance of the office but seemingly off the radar of anyone else working there. Despite being in a busy tourist area, it maintains its hidden gem status by sitting, tucked away, in an alley under Charing Cross station.

A large sign outside declares the pub’s USP: “The Only London Pub in Two Halves,” the place being housed in two buildings either side of the alleyway.


POP WORLD CUP 2010: Group A – Uruguay 3 France 2

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The second match in Group A sees Uruguay, managed by Jim D, take on France, where Alex Macpherson is in the hotseat. Uruguay are a lesser-known quantity in pop terms: France, however, reached the final of Europop 2008 and much is expected of them here.

As ever, anyone can vote – just pick which track you like best and leave reasons in the comments box if you like. The deadline is midnight on the 14th February. Let’s see what they’ve got for us!