32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015HomeAboutThe London EyeTickets
32 Londoners - 32 Speakers - 32 Journeys - Men & Women who found their fortune in London
Robert Elms on Stan Bowles - Footballer
Born: Stanley Bowles, 1948, ManchesterClick here for tickets - June 11th 2015

Stan Bowles is a former professional footballer who was as famous for his exploits at the bar and the racetrack as on the pitch. Born in Manchester, Bowles had George Best as one of his early mentors. He joined Queens Park Rangers in 1972 where he took over the Number Ten shirt and the responsibilities for hell-raising from club legend Rodney Marsh. He went on to make 250 appearances for the club. He played only 5 times for England, possibly due to his tendency to fall out with managers (his caps came under three different bosses). He allegedly blew over quarter of a million pounds on gambling during his career. A former manager said of him: "If he could pass a bookies like he passes a football, he'd be a very rich man."

Robert Elms - For twenty years Elms has been known as “the voice of London." His daily radio show on BBC London covers all aspects of life in the metropolis, including his passion for great music (with the notable exception of the Beatles). His multi-award winning show highlights his love of urban culture and is the culmination of 30 years in the media. He is a fan of Queens Park Rangers FC.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

The Venue - Coca-Cola London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
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