Brian Pigeon’s To Do List for London
Quirky, irreverent, pigeon du jour, Brian Pigeon reveals all: his favourite haunts, details of the Pigeon Olympics, what to do for FREE in London, and his own DISGUSTING confession! Follow his antics on Twitter here & his blog here!
Tell us about your favourite secret/offbeat places in London (food, going out, entertainment, relaxation)?
There’s nothing more relaxing than the comfort of my own ledge which is on Beak Street in Soho. Generally us West End pigeons tend to hang where the people are (Trafalgar Square, Soho Square, Marble Arch etc.), but you can’t beat a curry throwaway on Brick Lane. I’m also a big fan of Waterloo Bridge. Great landing spots and the view both ways are the best in London. A favourite spot for relaxation when it’s sunny has got to be Richmond Beach, so long as you don’t talk to depressed Alan the heron. Jesus he’s depressing.
What offbeat events are on your To Do List in the next month or so?
Over the next month the only thing on every pigeon’s To Do List is the Pigeon Olympics. It’s the first one ever, and it’s being held in London. All sorts of events are going on in and around the West End from Chip Tossing to the 1m Sprint. It’s going to be great.
What are your favourite things to do for free or little money in London?
Being a pigeon, money isn’t a problem. For us life is all about what we can get for free. Occasionally, we strike it lucky with a bagel or something. Not always though. It’s not unknown for us to eat sick.
What’s your ultimate London confession?
I’ve eaten sick and enjoyed it.
What event or product of your own would you like to pimp on To Do List?
I’ve got a few items of merch on my blog, Pigeon Blog. Seeing as I like to travel light, and don’t wear t-shirts, I reckon my favourite thing I’ve got right now is a handy to carry Tote bag, Buy it here, not that it would be handy for me to carry, but I guess I could always live in it?
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.