Hot on the corky wedges of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – it’s a toss up between that or a Portuguese tapas bar – comes what is being described by thousands of tens of people as London’s next great tourist attraction.
It is Little London, and it’s a model of Big London.
‘Little London’s centrepiece will be the Panorama; a vast and fully-interactive scale model of central London, complete with thousands of moving buses, taxis, trains and boats, millions of working lights and moving parts, and a myriad of individual characters illustrating the fascinating stories of London’s past and present,’ says the bit we cut ‘n’ pasted direct from the website. We might even write a letter telling them how to use ‘myriad’ correctly.
‘Dick Whittington and Boris Johnson will parade as Mayor (in rather different styles); Jack the Ripper will stalk the streets; The Beatles will play on Savile Row’s rooftops; buskers will perform on the Southbank; shoppers will queue outside Harrods; films will premiere in Leicester Square; the Colours will be trooped and the Guard will change – all in brilliant miniature.’
The picture used to illustrate this piece shows the model of the Royal Albert Hall, which is well nice. Our friend lives in that red flat.
Big London, Little London, Big London, Little London, Big London, Little London, Big London, Little London. Try saying that with a mouthful of Hendrick's.,