In a desperate bid to play Robin Hood rather than Friar Tuck, Russell Crowe has embarked on a radical diet and fitness regime.
Have a traditional pie dinner at The Black Friar (+44 (0)20 7240 8848), across Blackfriars Bridge.
Plums are a world of their own, judging from the varietal names: Queen Rosa, King Billy, president, friar, hunter, and even blood and sugar.
And at the site of a 13th-century Friar in north-east England.
To take just two examples: the Dominican friar Savonarola was never the elected head of the Florentine state.