Balham got Milk

 

Do you live near Balham?

Are you planning on a restful Bank Holiday weekend, plus food?

Do you like wooden furniture? 

Did you answer YES to all of the above, then get your backside over to Milk, a ‘cool dude’ cafe on a cobbled road in the heart of Balham, that serves a variety of dishes, drinks (hot and cold), not to mention cake, the most important food of your 5-a-day staple.

 

 

And as well as the good food & fine wooden surroundings their website looks like an old skool computer, that alone is enough to get my bum in a seat:

 

Enjoy your eatings folks.

 

  • The Place:  18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9RG
  • The Time:  Mon – Wed 8am – 5pm, Thurs – Sat 8am – 11pm (dinner servered from 6.30pm) Sun 9am – 5pm
  • Contact:  www.milk.london

 

  • Images used from milk.london, media.immediate.co.uk & timeout.com
  • Info used from timeout.com & my mind.

The Crystal Maze

 

Lovers of 90’s TV game show The Crystal Maze rejoice for now you too can experience the thrill of the maze.

This Summer, or more accurately from April – October during 2017, you and 7 of your besties have the chance to test your skills in the maze’s 4 zones for the opportunity to go bat-crap crazy in the DOME.

 

 

Oh yes this is real, it is actually happening!

 

 

For your chance to run the maze click here for tickets, but bear in mind that players must be at least 18 and no drinking/eating during the game…there is a bar in the venue though so the eating and drinking can be enjoyed afterward.

 

The Place:  10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London, N1 9PD

The Time:  Availability and times vary depending on the day.

Tickets:  Ticket prices start from approximately £53.00 plus booking fee, click here for more information 

Contact:  For more info click here or email

 

 

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat them…

 

… the more you fart.

 

The musical fruit has taken up temporary residency in Selfridges Foodhall to celebrate 50 years of the bean’s popular slogan ‘Beanz Meanz Heinz’.

From 27th March to 23rd April you can visit the pop up bean bar on the department store’s ground floor to grab a beany bite (how many times can I say ‘bean’ in one post), dishes include ham hock, scrambled egg and crispy bacon all teamed up with the famous tomato bean.

 

So if you’re a fan of the nation’s favourite orange food, after the Wotsit, then pay the bar a visit this Easter holiday.

 

The Time:  Every day of the week between 27th March – 23rd April, 9am – 7pm Mondays to Saturdays and 11.30am – 6pm Sundays.

The Place:  Selfridges Ground Floor Foodhall, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

Tickets:  It’s free baby, meals start from £3 each

Contact Info:  For further info click here

 

*Info used from timeout.com & selfridges.com

*Images used from timeout.com and taken by one’s self 

Indie Saatchi

For all lovers of indie games, get your backsides over to the Saatchi gallery on Thursday 16th Feb for the finally of the Google Play Indie Games Contest.

From 3pm the 20 finalists will showcase their games for public voting, the event continue with the top 10 with the most votes will then be announced, those 10 pitching their games and then the awards ceremony.

If this sounds like your kinda thing, plus you like free-ness, click here to pre-register your attendance.

 

  • The Time and Date: Thursday 16th February from 3pm
  • The Place:  Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
  • Tickets:  Are free baby, register your attendance here for the event

 

Go show your support for Indie creators, it could be you one day! 

 

 

Sweaty Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day is again upon us and you’re still date-less, but you hold onto the hope of getting a hot and sweaty this Tuesday, so what do you do?

Speed Dating Workout Session of course…what did you think I was talking about?!

Up Fitness are hosting a speed dating event on Valentines from 7pm in 2 of their London based location and 1 of their venues in Manchester.

10 men and 10 women will spend the evening traversing 10 exercise stations, and at the end of the workout all are invited to a local restaurant to continue the fun while dressed in more then spandex and trainers.

 

  • The Time and Date: Tuesday 14th February from 7pm
  • The Place/s:  Click here for details
  • Tickets:  Tickets are £20 a pop, click here for details
  • Contact:  UP Mayfair: Caroline@UPFitness.co.uk, UP City: Caroline@UPFitness.co.uk, UP Manchester: Sarah@UPFitness.co.uk

 

A night of fitness and flirting, and even if you don’t find that special someone at least you finally took your arse to the gym!

 

 

Up yours 2016

Here’s to 2017, may it light our way out of the dark merk that is 2016.

Happy New Year All :0)

 

…p.s. I can’t explain this video, but the song is catchy damn it.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember remember…

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…The 5th of November, like anybody in the UK could ever forget. Year after year we’re told of the story of Guy Fawkes’s attempt to restore a Catholic Monarch to throne by blowing up half of London, but was caught with a crap ton of gun powder just before lighting the fuse (there were 60 barrels of the stuff, so this was obviously a suicide mission as no one was escaping that), and later died by throwing himself off of the scaffold he was to be hanged drawn and quartered from.

It’s was all downhill after the 80 years war really.

So now we celebrate this foiled terror attack by letting off fireworks and burning Guy Fawkes effigies (what a magical time this is), and to be honest I f***ing love it.

So here are a few bonfires you can check out around the Capital:

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Southwark

  • Where: Southwark Park, Southwark, London, SE16 2PA
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Gates open from 5pm, last entry 6.30pm
  • Price: It’s free baby!…but you still need a free ticket to enter, get them here
  • More info: www.southwark.gov.uk

 

Crystal Palace

  • Where: Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, London SE20 8DT
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Gates open from 6pm, Kiddy friendly display starts at 7pm, Main display starts at 8.30pm
  • Price:  Kids tickets (3-10 yrs) £5.10- £5.60, Adult tickets £7.50-£8.50, Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £19.80-£23.80 get them here
  • More info: www.crystalpalacefireworks.co.uk
  • Further info: Sparklers, alcohol and dogs are stricly prohibited from this event, with the exception of assistant dogs

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Finchley

  • Where: Finchley Cricket Club, 33-45 East End Road, London, N3 2TA
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Gates open from 6.30pm
  • Price: Individual  Ticket £5, Family of 3 tickets £10, Family of 4 tickets £15
  • More info: facebook.com

 

Bayswater

  • Where: Cleverland Square, 30 Chilworth Street, Bayswater, London, W2 6DB
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Gates open from 6pm, display starts at 7.15pm
  • Price: Kids tickets £5, Adult tickets £10
  • More info: www.clevelandsquare.org
  • Further info: Display set to music, BBQ and bar available at the event

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Kensington

  • Where: The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Doors open from 7pm, display start at 11.45pm
  • Price: Tickets from £15, book in advance
  • More info: www.virginlimitededition.com
  • Further info: Display set to music by inhouse DJ, BBQ available, complimentary cocktail with ticket

 

Forest Gate

  • Where: Wanstead Flats, Forest Gate, Centre Road, London, E7 0DJ
  • When: Saturday 5th November
  • Time: Gates open from 5.30pm, display starts at 7.30pm
  • Price: It’s free baby!
  • More info: www.newham.gov.uk
  • Further info: This event will be hosted by Heart Radio DJ Roberto, display set to music. Sparklers, alcohol and dogs are stricly prohibited from this event, with the exception of assistant dogs

 

 

 

A Sale with Style

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Car boot sales, we all love em. Getting up at some crazy hour of a weekend morning and venturing into a field or school playground to grab a bargain from a group of mad people who have been up since 4am…it’s the British way and I f’ing love it.

But what if you’re looking for an era specific item such as a record from the 70’s, or outfit for your swing dance class (swing dance is fun don’t mock it, I did almost break my face and leg but that’s neither here nor there), well then you NEED to head over to the Classic Car Boot Sale.

 

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Situated 5 mins from Kings Cross Station the CCBS offers vintage wares spanning across the decades, a live DJ playing golden oldies to keep the atmosphere lively and those who, like the gentlemen in the picture above, like to get dressed up for the occasion. I do love me a pair of two toned full brogues.

Vintage clothing and accessories, vinyl records, homeware and collectibles are all available, plus your foods and drinky-poos, vintage cars will also be on show, so if motoring is your thing then that should be reason enough to head on down.

 

  • The Time and Date: Click here for details
  • The Place:  Classic Car Boot Sale, Lewis Cubitt Park, Handyside St Kings Cross, London N1C 4UZ
  • Tickets:  Click here for details

 

 

Free Bike Fix-it

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Calling all Brent residents with broken bikes, get your backsides over to Queens Park Farmers Market at Salusbury Primary School on Sunday 18th Sept for some cycle-TLC.

Dr Bike’s maintenance team will be in Queens Park between 10am-2pm to provide some much appreciated, FREE, bike MOTs and advice on a first-come-first-serve basis…for FREEEeeeeeeeeee.

So if your bikes a wee bit of maintenance loving, them get it over to Salusbury School this Sunday, and while you’re then take a gander at the farmers market, you can find some rather tasty treats.

 

  • The Place:  Queens Park Farmers Market at Salusbury School, Salusbury Road, Queens Park,  NW6 6RG
  • The Time:   18th September 2016 from 10am to 2pm
  • Tickets:  It’s free baby!
  • Contact:  For more information click here

 

 

*Info used from brent.gov.uk

*Image used taken by the Pigeon

The Chief of all Coffees

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In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street and on that dark, dark street lays Chief Coffee.  Well Turnham Green isn’t that dark, and neither is the street Chief sits on (it’s not really a street either, more of a mews), but this was the best opener I could come up with.

Meet Chief Coffee, the caffeine establishment located in a Victorian bottle factory that boasts a pinball lounge in the basement.

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Situated just off Turnham Green Terrace, Chief Coffee servers a variety of artisan coffee drinks with a variety of artisan beans, none of that Btarsucks rubbish, if you know what I mean.

In-house treats like sandwiches and pastries provided by local vendors are made daily, but you want to know about the pinball machines right?

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Grab your Cappuccino, hand-made cinnamon bun and wonder downstairs where you’ll find pinball machines of the Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones and Star Trek variety, to name but a few.

At present there are 9 machines residing in the Chief underground meeting room, which I’ve been told by my band of spies can be hired out for private events, if you’re interested email here.

If you happen to be in West London and are in dyer need of caffeine, I highly recommend popping into Chief. The staff are lovely, the building is stunning and the pinball is awesome…oh and the coffee is pretty OK too :0)

 

  • The Place:  Chief Coffee, Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU
  • The Time:   Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm   Sat 9am-7pm   Sun 10am-5.30pm
  • Contact:  For more information email Chief Coffee here