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Take a walk on the wild side with CurioCity

Posted at 10:30 am, May 3, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, News, Secret London

Curiocity fold out magIf you fancy reading something a little different today, or perhaps just seeing London in a new light, then pick up a copy of newly launched miniature publication CurioCity. Describing itself as ‘London Unfolded’ these handy fold-up-and-keep sheets feature a diverse range of little tips and snippets of information on ‘Journeys, Maps, Encounters’ that even the most informed Londoner might not expect to find.

The most recent issue with its ‘Wild side’ theme maps out London (rightly) as a zoo, describing the whereabouts of our city’s most animalistic locations, including everything from the finest snail restaurant in Soho, Marco Pierre White’s Un escargot d’Or, to the giant blue hippo in the Egyptian gallery at the British museum and the city’s largest farm, where visits to Boxer the Llama come highly recommended.

On the other side, you’ll find insights into London’s best mazes, the best ways to read on the water, and recommended low tide walks along Victoria Deep Dock and Deptford Creek. The highlight shows readers a method of walking through the city en route to encounter every possible type of pedestrian crossing, including the site of the first crossing in the world.

Secrets and hints galore, all printed on recycled paper, and featuring tips from Time Out’s very own blogmistress Sonya Barber, what’s not to love? This petite pull-out is well worth a read. Kimberley Simpson

You can see full versions of all the articles on its new website, curiocity.org.uk/zoo, and contributors can send details of their hidden ways and places to curiocities@gmail.com

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