It’s pretty quiet in London really. Not much happening. Nope, can’t think of a singl…OLYMPICSSSSSSS. Ahem.
A burst water main produced a spectacular flood on Kilburn High Road on Wednesday morning. The fire service took just a few hours to pump all the water out, but one or two businesses were badly affected and there’s a huge hole in Christchurch Avenue.
West End Lane’s long-standing sushi restaurant Sushi Gen appears to have shut up shop. The handwritten sign in the window simply reads “Sushi closed”.
The Tricycle Theatre is hosting the Trinidad & Tobago cultural village during the Olympics.
There was an excellent turnout for the Fortune Green film screening on Tuesday. Another one is being lined up for late September.
If you want to help the Friends of Fortune Green, they are looking for some PR/communications support.
Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate was the backdrop for a BBC/Film 4 short film focused around a young boy overcoming peer pressure to “be a man”. Residents’ reactions were mixed.
I recommend my Olympic Travel Guide for those of you staying in West Hampstead for the next couple of weeks.
Does it matter where in Kilburn Bradley Wiggins is from?
Searching for Sugar Man is NxNW6’s film of the week.
Will West Hampstead get free WiFi under Camden’s plans to offer the concession to commercial operators?
Local residents group complains about drivers having to look where they’re going.
Do you know anyone who worked at Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens, or do you have memories of Kooks Kleek? Local historians want to talk to you.
Tweet of the Week
Had to be flood-related (c’mon, it was that or the Olympics and there’s plenty of time for that):