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#GOTHICMIDTOWN

This Hallowe’en, Midtown – considered by some to be the most haunted part of London – hosted a sell-out ‘Scare Walk’, led by TV psychic medium Derek Acorah. With our partner and one of our major businesses, Grange Hotels, we also opened the doors of the Old Central St Martin’s building on Southampton Row, transforming …

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NEW MIDTOWN GUIDED WALKS

Don’t forget to try the two new walks launching in Midtown during November and December. Both walks start at the kiosk outside Holborn tube station at 1pm and last 45 minutes. Download walking tour guide here. Wanderers of the Wastes Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November The second in our series of walks about the …

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VOLUNTEERING AT WORK – A BIG THANK YOU

Thanks to people kindly donating their time, effort and skills, Bee Midtown’s rooftop gardens are thriving. Last year alone, local businesses spent 450 hours growing their own food on the skyline. Students at Le Cordon Bleu are harvesting their own produce, employees of Rosewood London are sowing wildflower seeds to support the bees and chefs …

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PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED

Another thing our volunteers have been busy with is planting over 500 winter salad seedlings across all of the gardens. Even in the dead of winter, the right kind of salad crop can survive. This year, we’ve planted out Endive, Red Russian Kale, Wild Rocket and – our favourite –  the sweet and juicy Winter …

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BE ALERT TO DISTRACTION THEFT

We wanted to make you aware of a recent increase in Distraction Theft at cash machines on High Holborn. The general pattern is that a young female distracts the victim with begging tactics while waiting for them to complete their transaction. Another female then intervenes, reaches over and swiftly steals the cash or bank card …

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BEWARE FALSE BANK NOTES

We’ve been asked by the Bank of England to warn local retailers and businesses of the increase in counterfeit banknotes around the festive period, and to encourage them to educate themselves and their staff in how to identify fraudulent currency. Any £50 notes should be checked for the feel of the paper and the raised …

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BODY CONTROL PILATES OFFER

Body Control Pilates will offer a 20% discount on the price of group Pilates classes to anyone based in Midtown. The classes include Matwork, Reformer, Healthy Backs, Healthy Bones and Pilates for Pre-and Postnatal. Anyone based in Midtown can also pay just £45 for their first private 1:1 session (normally £60). Mention Midtown when booking …

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