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Dim Sum Talks | Urban Legends of the Tube

Dim Sum Talks | Urban Legends of the Tube

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  •  24 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E
Suitable for: Adults
A Life-long lover of odd tales Scott Wood moved to London at some point in the 1990s, it was all a bit of a blur, and quickly started to collect strange London stories and folk... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Just as fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone London’s urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground. Scott Wood will look at various tube legends, focusing on three of the biggest: plague pits that seethe beneath our feet, a corpse riding on the tube with a terrified passenger and the story of the grateful terrorist, thanking a kind stranger with a chilling warning. Some of these urban legends are older than they appear; others are new stories posing as history. Scott will tell these contemporary folk-stories, map them across London and then take them pieces of apart to show you what they’re really made of.

Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, a regular writer for Londonist and co-organiser & host of the London Fortean Society.


Venue: Ping Pong Covent Garden

Doors 1830, Talk Starts 1900

**Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Dim Sum Talks are a brand new concept, taking our well known Funzing Talks events - and turning them into a dining experience with a difference. Alongside Ping Pong, we've pulled together an impressive array of leading intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire and re-invent your after work get togethers.

Alongside a fascinating talk from one of our top speakers, you will receive a 6 x dim sum platter exclusively put together by the culinary experts over at Ping Pong.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded Londoners . Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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Just as fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone London’s urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground. Scott Wood will look at various tube legends, focusing on three of the big... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • A selection of 6 x delicious Dim Sum
  • High profile speaker
  • Trendy London venue
  • Unique after-work event
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