Marble Arch Pop-Up Theatre

 

Want to go to the theatre but also want to scout around Hyde Park and Marble Arch?

Well you’re in luck, from 29th August the Olivier Award winning production of Five Guys Named Moe will be showing at a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, right next to Nic Fiddian-Green’s Giant Horse Head (called Still Water).

 

Much like the secret cinema experience the pop-up theatre and surrounding structors will be designed in a 1940s New Orlean jazzy style, guaranteeing that you stay within the world of the Moes before, during and after the show has finished.

 

The Place:  Marble Arch, London W1C 1CX opposite Marble Arch Tube Station

The Time:  Tickets available from 29th Aug – 25th Nov, performance times and prices vary 

Tickets:  Buy them here

Contact:  fiveguysmusical.com

 

 

 

 

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Solar Eclipse 2017

 

On August 21st North America will see it’s first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years, lucky them, we won’t be so fortunate (I’m not bitter), but we will see a partial eclipse so not all is lost.

The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the UK (weather permitting) in the early evening, for Londoners it will start from around 7.40pm, will reach maximum eclipsieness at just after 8pm and will end at roughly 8.25pm.

 

Viewing an eclipse with the naked eye can be dangerous, watch the vid below for handy hints and tips on how best to view the event:

 

The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 23rd September 2090, so enjoy this while you can!

 

 

 

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Street Sweets

 

Sweetie lovers rejoice (& pre-book an appointment with your dentist) a street market dedicated to all things sugar, pastry and cake has made a temporary home on Covent Garden’s Mercer Street.

 

Just desserts is a fortnightly street market selling a variety of cakes, brownies, tarts, pavlovas, gelato, basically everything you might want as an after meal treat (because no meal is truly complete without a dessert). 

So if you have an addiction to the white powder (SUGAR, I’m talking about sugar!) or just feel like checking out a new market head on over to Covent Garden. Why not, right :0)

 

Dates: August 24th & September 14th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Where: Mercers Walk, Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9QR

contact: Twitter @justdessertsldn

 

* info used from Londonontheinside.com, Eventbrite.com

* images used from twitter.com

 

 

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How to seeing a shooting star

On the 12th August the UK will bear witness to the most active meteor shower all year, with up to 80 meteors streaking through the sky..if we’re lucky, this sodding “summer” whether is doing my ******* head in, but I digress. 

The duration of the shower is actually from the 17th July – 24th August, however the event will reach it’s peak on the 12th due to the earth passing through the most dense part of comet Swift-Tuttle’s trail.

According to timeanddate.com the best direction with which to view the shower is as follows:

“Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.”

 

The best place to see the shower well be up high and away from artificial lighting, not the easiest thing to do in a city, so if you have access (legally) to a flat roof or can get to a hill/open late park (again legally) then that’s your best bet.

The meteors will start to be visible from the early evening, so grab a blanket (hopefully not an umbrella), a buddy, some snacks and enjoy the show.

 

 

 

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Smart Birdy Street

Fancy generating some electricity while breathing in cleansed air, doing a bit of shopping all on your lunch break, then head over to Bird Street.

Located next to Selfridges Oxford Street, Bird Street has been transformed into a techie smart oasis.

A row of pop up shops and eateries where Good Mood Food, smoothies, environmentally friendly & tech based accessories can be purchased.

 

Smart paving that helps generate power for the pop up shops & street lights (plus data collecting).

 

Andddd a bench that purifies the air around you while you sit in it, to help clear the lunges and the soul.

 

All surrounded by greenery & peaceful sounds to make your lunch break a serine experience, before you head back to the madness of the office. Perfect.

 

 

 

 

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Hotchips and Dips

I love crisps (or chips depending on which side of the Atlantic you identify with), you love crisps, everybody loves crisps. Beautiful pieces of potato based kit covered in tasty flavourings, created to elevate that most evil of beasts, the hunger pang.

But don’t you sometimes long for more than salt & vinegar treats?

What about Shetland Black spud chips served with Lemon Tart & Raspberries Pudding Dip, or Highland Burgundy Heritage Potatoes paired with a Baba Ghanoush (a smoky aubergine dip with lemon & garlic) Savoury dip, sound good, then get your backside over to HipChips in Soho.

 

Available to the adventurous are a number of seasonal heritage potatoes with a selection of savoury & sweet dips, to be paired you see fit.

HipChips Menu

So go forth crisp lover and experience everything thy potato has to offer.

 

 

 

 

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Mandira Yoghurt Bar

 

I hadn’t realized yoghurt had become cool again, and no I’m not talking about frozen yoghurt (yeah, I know, that was cringe…leave me alone!)  But apparently it has, and Mandira in Covent Garden are leading the charge in yoghurt food couture.

On offer are a variety of sweet and savoury bowels, soups, chips with dips and yoghurt sandwiches, which I didn’t even know were a thing but then came to my senses!

 

 

Menu attached below.

 

So if you have a thing for yoghurt get your backside over to Covent Garden, just try not harm the tourists who will inevitably get in your way…they don’t know any better.

 

  • The Time:  Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 7pm
  • The Place:  78B Long Acre St. Covent Garden WC2E 9NG, London
  • Booking:   Just show up, life is to short for table bookings!
  • Contact:  www.mandiralondon.com

 

 

 

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BallieBallerson Adult Ball Pit

 

Ball pits are no longer for kids alone, now adults can relive their youth by throwing themselves into pools of plastic bubbles without being escorted from the premises. Welcome to BallieBallerson.

Located in Stoke Newington, over 2 floors, you have a choice of 2 ballrooms, Retro & Glowing. Retro being of the multicoloured ball variety, and glowing consisting of clear coloured balls sitting on a floor decorated with hundreds of LED lights. 

 

Both floors are equipped with a bar serving planet inspired cocktails, though I hear Uranus is undrinkable without popping a miracle pill first!

Ballie is most popular in the evening however day time slots are also available, at which bottomless Prosecco, Punch…and Spaghetti Meat Balls are on offer (spaghetti meat balls).

Oh they have a live DJ too, so if you’re having a bad week grab some friends, get over to Stokey and throw balls at each other while drinking Uranus 🙃

 

  • The Time:  Bottomless Bunch Saturdays 12 – 3pm, Sundays 1 – 4pm.  Evenings Wed – Thurs 6pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 2am
  • The Place:  79 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD
  • Price:  Ticket prices start from £10.90, click here for more details
  • Contact:  For more info click here
  • Additional Note:  Veggie meat also available 

 

 

 

 

Peckham Rye Music Fest 2017

Music lovers of South East London (or anywhere in the UK) rejoice, music, in festival form, is coming to Peckham.

 

 

From Friday 12th May, over 2 weekends, enjoy the sounds of Jazz, House, Afrobeats and more from a number of different locations in and around Copeland Park, including 2 outdoor stages.

 

And yes there will be food too…they aren’t savages!

There’re is a lot going on over the 2 weekends, 

 

  • The Time:  Fri 12th – Sun 14th & Fri 19th – Sun 21st May
  • The Place:  Peckham Rye, click here for location details 
  • Price:  Ticket prices vary, click here for details
  • Contact:  peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk

 

 

  • Images used musicclout.com & peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk
  • Info used from peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk

The Milk Train

 

Summer is on it’s way (supposedly) and what better way to enjoy those long hot days than with ice cream served on a cloud.

Milk Train Cafe in Covent Garden as brought the trend of accompanying ice cream with a fluffy mound of candy floss from Taiwan to our shores. 

 

Choose your ice cream flavour, they offer vanilla, matcha, hojicha (roasted green tea) and a few others, chose your extra, and then watch as they surround your cone with the sugary treat that as finally escaped the fairground. 

Just a note you don’t have to have the candy floss, but why the hell not huh, YOLO (yes I went there!).

 

 

 

  • The Time:  Tuesday – Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-10pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm, Sun 11.30am-8pm
  • The Place:  44 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA
  • Price:  Starting from £3.50
  • Contact:  www.facebook.com/milktraincafe/

 

 

 

  • Images used from twimg.com, theculturetrip.com, swirled.com
  • Info used from hot-dinners.com, metro.co.uk