London’s best April Fool’s Day news stories

15:38 01 April 2014

Warburtons

Warburtons 'planned' to sandwich The Gherkin with two new skyscrapers

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April Fool’s Day always delights with its offering of believably outlandish news stories. Here’s a selection of our favourites from this morning.

Google Glass for council meetings

The Croydon Guardian brought us this gem.

This sentence is undoubtedly the highlight: "Croydon Council said the technology would save councillors many hours of travel time and could free up the town hall for other uses, with a new Oceana nightclub one option on the table."

Algae Burger Bar at the University of Greenwich

Stranger things have happened...

Plans to install a retractable roof at the Royal Albert Hall

To be honest, if it did something about the horrible sweatfest that is sitting through a four-hour Prom in the Circle, I'd be on board.

London's "Sandwich" skyline

Bakers Warburtons (yes, there was the clue!) unveiled plans to build two buildings called The Loaf on either side of the Gherkin.

With the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie, it's only a matter of time...

The world's first borderless cafe

"We realised our passion was not in the making of the food or coffee, our passion was social entrepreneurship fused with cultural currency."

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