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Our top five London lambs to put a spring in your step

Posted at 4:15 pm, April 7, 2012 in Top 5

Top Five: London lambsNothing gets you in the Easter mood than lambs (alive and fluffy or juicy on a plate)

1. Mudchute Park and Farm, Isle of Dogs
There’s a petting zoo and duck pond, along with pigs, cattle and sheep at this city farm. Lambing is from April, so watch them frolicking then go home to your Easter roast.

2. The Lamb, Holborn
Built in the 1720s, this pub is named after philanthropist William Lamb, who devised a system to bring fresh water into the city in 1577. Not beer. Water.

3. Bust of Charles Lamb, Smithfields
This head of Charles Lamb (1775-1834) is on Giltspur Street. He was an essayist who loved the Bard and booze in equal measure and wrote children’s classic ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ with his sister Mary – who had murdered their mother with a carving knife in 1796.

4. ‘Shepherd and Sheep’ sculpture, the City
Dame Elisabeth Frink’s ‘Shepherd and Sheep’ bronze was commissioned for Paternoster Square, a former livestock market, in 1975. Not strictly lambs, then, but why should youth get all the glory?

5. Tayyabs lamb chops
Described by our Food & Drink team as ‘transcendentally good’, the chops at this Punjabi institution are the stuff of legend. Clare Considine 

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