Sand landmarks at St Paul’s Cathedral

ENOUGH with the sand. Despite the sub-par summer, London has an obsession with beaches this year – now sand sculptures are being built at St Paul’s. A different world landmark is being chiselled each day, marking the launch of travel company Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travellist guide. So far we’ve seen the pyramids of Egypt and the Sydney Opera House, with another three more to come this week. Stop it now.

■ Office attire has been the hot topic this month after Barclays boss John McFarlane banned flip-flops from the bank’s Canary Wharf offices. Imagine his dismay to learn that luxe loungewear outfitters Superdry are opening a store in Canada Square today. Popular with students the world over, Superdry are famous for their very colourful, er, flip-flops…

■ Don’t pretend you don’t watch BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Admit it - you love critiquing the pitches and admiring Peter Jones’ smile. Diehard fans of the show will remember musical entrepreneur Levi Roots. Eight years since he rose to fame, the Reggae Reggae Sauce creator revealed plans last month to open his first restaurant in Westfield Stratford. To celebrate, Mr Roots is setting up shop at an all-day food “carnival” on Shoreditch High Street on Saturday. Roots has even promised to get his guitar out for the punters. You won’t want to miss that.