This video was filmed at London's famous Borough Market.
Shoppers were invited to pucker up in a bid to generate enough energy to switch on its Christmas lights - and at the same time set a world record.
To mark its 1,000th Christmas in Southwark, Borough Market held 1,000 simultaneous kisses under a breathtaking 300 sq ft ceiling of individually tied bunches of mistletoe – one for every person taking part.
The historic market partnered with top physics experts to use the kisses to power Borough’s Christmas display.
Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. This year Borough Market’s annual Apple Day had an exciting make-over this year as the 1,000 year old market transformed its traditional apple display into a shiny, white modern setting – creating the first ‘real’ apple store. To celebrate the launch of the seasonal harvest and to remind shoppers of its millennium birthday, Borough brought together the biggest ever collection of the nation’s favourite fruit in the exhibition of 1000 oldest, rarest and most loved British apple varieties.
This video looks at the impact of an increase in foreign business travel into London.
More than a third of organisations which visit London regularly on business say they are expecting to do more work in the UK capital in 2014 according to the results of a new survey
The research also found that although eight out of ten business respondents said they stayed for fewer than seven nights, 5% said they stayed for more than a year at a time, 3% for up to a month and 8% for at least a week at a time.
Andy Miller is a reader, author and editor of books. His new book The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-so-great Ones) Saved My Life has just been published by 4th Estate/HarperCollins.
When reading the titles upon which The Year of Reading Dangerously was based, Miller devised a reading program where he chose a series of books that he could read on the train during his daily commute.
It s for this reason that he is expertly placed to offer the ultimate list of which books would be best to read on the busy train into work. So what does he chose? Well here is a hint – a bit of Russian madness, one of the funniest writers of the 20th century, and some ‘Paul Weller meets Jack Kerouac’ cool.
Andy Miller revealed this list whilst at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel ahead of his appearance at the monthly ‘Hidden Prologues’ literary salon