The best April Fool’s jokes in London this year

Trust no one, believe nothing and question everything. It’s April 1st, which means people and organizations all over the world are out to trick you. We’ve rounded up the best London-based April Fool’s jokes we’ve seen this year, including a few we wish were true. Read on with great cynicism.

Little Tikes Cozy Cabin Service

An Uber-style screenshot of an app showing the route, vehicle types and prices for Cozy Cabs

Do you remember those red and yellow Little Tikes cars you or your friends probably had when you were kids? The company behind them wants to help adult Londoners combat rising fuel prices with a fuel-free taxi service, Cozy Cabs.

A fleet of adult-sized Cozy Coupes will be trialled in the capital in April, apparently, with self-driving passenger pedal vehicles up to 6ft tall.

Glazey Skincare by Donut Time

A product shot of 'Glazey' brand cosmetic bottles

Ubiquitous mealy torus brand Donut Time plans to venture into the cosmetics industry with the launch of a new line, Glazey Skincare, comprising a moisturizer, cleanser and body wash. They even claim celebrity fans, with Hailey Beiber quoted as saying “If you’re not going to bed looking like a glazed donut, then you’re not doing the right thing.”

Pasta Evangelists will launch Sunday Roasted Spaghetti

A pitcher of sauce is poured onto a plate with spaghetti and a roast dinner, with a bowl of roast potatoes alongside

Italian recipe box brand Pasta Evangelists are mixing British and Italian cuisine with the launch of a new Sunday Roast Spaghetti. Described as “An Anglo-Italian fusion like no other”. The dish includes spaghetti, a whole roast chick, a base of Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, greens and baby carrots, all washed down with a hearty dose of sauce. Does today’s date happen to us or… isn’t that a bad idea?

Skyscreen advertising under planes

Looking at the underside of an airplane with an advertising screen indicating

Londoners living below Heathrow’s flight path may soon have something new to watch, if media company Inurface Media is to be believed. They have announced pie-in-the-sky plans for digital advertising LED screens to be placed under planes in UK airspace, giving advertisers a place to promote their wares to those on the ground below. .

The way everything is monetized these days, we’re giving it 10 years before this one becomes a reality.

Palm implants at Gymbox

A woman in a Gymbox t-shirt presses her palm against the scanner section of a tube style door line

The Gymbox fitness chain wishes to facilitate access to its premises for its members, by using a new technology, the Handfob™. It’s an implant inserted under the skin of their palm allowing them to waltz around the gym with a simple tap of the wrist.

The device apparently also measures blood pressure, oxygen, distance and speed. Again, wouldn’t be surprised to see fitness trackers follow this path in the not-too-distant future – one commuter achieved a similar thing with his Oyster card in 2015.

Skiddle ‘Festi-Smell’ Candles

A product shot of a blue 'Festiv'eau' candle box, nestled in the grass

Of all your fond festival memories, we’re guessing the smell of the experience isn’t one of them. Yet ticketing platform Skiddle has announced a new Festiv’eau candle, which releases that festival smell (grass stains, pints, burger vans and… portaloos) when lit, so you can relive the experience all year. Handsome.

Buckingham Palace tube station will be open to the public

IanVisits focuses on the private tube station said to exist beneath Buckingham Palace, claiming it will open to the public for the first time this summer, as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations .

Night Crossrail service to open in May

Diamond Geezer announces that when the Elizabeth line opens, a ‘Night Crossrail’ service will operate, similar to the Night Tube, to make the most of the new infrastructure being built for the line.

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