May Day Bank Holiday 2019

So we missed the Easter Bank holiday (our bad) but here are a few ideas for your May Day Bank Holiday.

 

 

Lycra 80s Aerobics Party

Everybody loves the 80s, big hair, big clothes, big mobiles, and LYCRA.

If you hate working out but feel like you need to get some exercise in, and just happen some Lycra in your cupboard, then why not head over to the 80s Lycra Party this Sunday. It’s a fiver, there’s no work on Monday plus there’re DJs so no excuses!

Where:  Sunday 5th May from 10pm – Monday 6th May 3am

When:  Oslo Hackney, 1A Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

Tickets:  £5 + £1 booking fee from here

More Info: fatsoma.com

Dress Code: “Sparkly & Sassy; don’t forget your leg warmers, lycra and sweatbands!”

 

 

Colourscape

“Colourscape is a large labyrinth of colour and light. The public put on coloured capes and enter a new world to explore the potentials of light, colour and space. Within the maze, musicians and dancers may be found anywhere.”

The website describes this event better than we could, but be aware this is a ‘no shoes’ event so if your feet are a bit pongy it maybe time for a pedicular…no judgments though.

Where: Play Park, Wembley Park, HA9 0RX

When: Saturday 4th May – Monday 6th May, 11am – 4.30pm

Tickets:  What Tickets, it’s free baby!

More info: wembleypark.com

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo

Get some Mexican culture in your life by celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Brick Brewery. 

Enjoy salsa dancing, family entertainment and food and drink, of course.

Where: Brick Brewery, Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL

When:  Sunday 5th May, 12pm – 8pm

Tickets: What Tickets, it’s free baby!

More Info: brickbrewery.co.uk

 

 

 

May The Fourth Be With You

We couldn’t forget about ‘May the Fourth’, The Apple Tree are hosting a Star Wars Day with karaoke, DJs and a Sci-Fi themed cabaret, which should be very interesting.

If the only thing you plan to do this weekend is get your ‘geek hat’ on then head down to Mount Pleasant and enjoy the festivities with your comrades.

Where: The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AE

When: Saturday 4th May, 8pm – 1am

Tickets: £8 – 10 from here, over 18s only

More Info: outsavvy.com

 

 

 

Don’t swing your axe around like that

 

 

Had a hard day at work?

Need to let off some steam?

Want to throw an axe at something but don’t want to go down for distruction of public property or murder?

Well then me thinks you need to spend a few hours at Whistle Punks, an axe throwing party for all.

After some safety training from Whistle’s in-house throwing coaches you’ll be able to let rip on the wooden targets along with your friends, just remember to keep the competitiveness friendly, axes are no joke people.

 

The Place:  Arch 25 Handel Business Centre, 73 Bondway, Vauxhall SW8 1SQ

The Time:  Confirmed when booking tickets, Sundays are considered Off Peak times.

Tickets:  Ticket prices start from £22 during Off Peak times and £29 during Peak Bookings can be made here

Contact:  whistlepunks.com

 

 

 

 

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Yoga with Dinosaurs

 

Enjoy a bit of yoga, then why not pop over to a class in the National History Museum this summer.

For 3 dates only you’ll have the chance to workout in the presents of Million year old bones and fossils, have a relaxation session towards the end of the class and then have the chance to enjoy an exhibition or gallery before the museum opens to the public for the day.

 

 

If this sounds like your cup of tea then click here to book a session, don’t forget to bring your mat!

 

Where:  The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

When: 

3 June 2018 08.15-09.30 
15 July 2018 08.15-09.30
19 August 2018 08.15-09.30

How much: £35, £31.50 for Museum members

Time: 8.30am (last entry 8.15am) – 9.30am

Ages: 16 and older

 

 

Pancake Day Races

 

It’s the season of love…love for PANCAKES, bring on the batter.

 

London Pancake Races

What better way to work up an appetite then racing in a costume with a pan in your hand, brilliant fun. There’re a number of races happening across the capital today, get down to your closest, whip your phone out and get to filming.

 

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LONDON INTER LIVERY PANCAKE RACE

Watch the 4 tradesman teams of the City of London race for the pride of the City, the proceeds go towards a number of different charities. 

Guildhall Yard, London EC2V

calendarcustoms.com/articles/london-inter-livery-pancake-race/

 

GREAT SPITALFIELDS PANCAKE RACE

Teams of 4 will race to the bitter end to raise funds for the London Air Ambulance. Races start at 12.30, free admission.

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 6QL

alternativearts.co.uk

 

BETTER BANKSIDE PANCAKE RACE

Upto 25 teams of 4 will be racing for the championship of the pan (I made that up) who will win brag rights over all all others, get yourself over to Borought Market at 12.30pm to find out. All proceeds go to Paintings in Hospitals

Jubilee Place Borough Market, SE1 9AA

betterbankside.co.uk/events/13-february-better-bankside-pancake-day-race

 

FLIPPIN’ GOOD FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE – THE GREENWICH MARKET PANCAKE RACE

Teams, pairs of friends or solo mission persons are all welcome to take part in this race, medals up for the winning, free pancake for all participants. Race starts at 12pm all donations go to The Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. 

Greenwich Market London SE10 9HZ

greenwichmarket.london/events/detail/flippin-good-fun-for-a-good-cause-the-greenwich-market-pancake-race

 

2018 REHAB PARLIAMENTARY PANCAKE RACE

Even PMs, Lords & the Media get in on the racing action.  Watches these Westminster lot don their costumes and battle it out, pan in hand for the right to rub it in the faces of the LOSERS for the next 365 days. Funds go to Monument Skills, a charity that helps those with brain injuries and neurological conditions. Race starts at 10am

Victoria Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA 

rehab.ie/fundraising/pancake-race

 

 

All info used from: rehab.ie, greenwichmarket.londonbetterbankside.co.uk, alternativearts.co.ukcalendarcustoms.com

Image used from: metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

 

Chel-Ski Ski-Fit

 

Skiing and fitness go hand-in-hand, needless to say if you don’t have a reasonable level of fitness then skiing is going to be difficult, trust me I learnt that the hard way.

 

 

Chel-Ski in Fulham have introduced a new exercise class that teams Core & Strength Exercises with practical indoor slope experience, so not only are you getting some slope time in you’re also throwing some additional cardio in there for good measure.

Get 2 taster sessions, fully qualified tutor included, for 20 quid here.

 

 

The Time:  Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-9am & 9am-10am

The Place:  4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, London SW6 2EJ

Price:  2 trial classes for £20

Contact:  chel-ski.uk email: info@chel-ski.uk

 

 

 

 

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One 10 Cycle

 

Cycle classes have just been upgraded from ‘hmm’ to ‘Yeah OK’, gone are the days of boring sessions and an hour of repetitive motion, it’s time to inject some excitement and technology into your ride.

 

At One 10 Cycle every pedal you push is recorded so you can keep track of your progress and achievements.

There’re 2 types of classes on offer at One 10, Paceline which is a fast paced, HIIT style workout where you can live track your progress against your fellow riders, and Nirvana which focuses more on an immersive full body work, where you move to the rhythm and enjoy the energetic music.

 

A juice and shake bar is also available onsite where you can pump self full of nature after your session.

So if you’re after a new style of spin workout then get your buns down to Baker Street, you’ll be sore but happy.

 

The Time:  Class times vary, check time table here

The Place:  16 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3BL

Price:  You purchase credits to book sessions, £20 per class or you can block purchase credits at a discount

Contact:  one-10.com

 

 

 

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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

A Taste of Barbados

During these days of minimal sun we could all do with a dose of Caribbean culture and warmth, so this Saturday and Sunday head over to South Molton Street by Bond Street Station for some Bajan 5 star cuisine, a mixture of live music including Calypso and Jazz, Art, health and wellness demonstrations and last but not least Rum masterclasses.

Not a bad way to spend a chilly Saturday in May.

 

  • The Time:  From Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May, all day
  • The place:  South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QE
  • Price:  It’s free baby (thought so attractions maybe have a cost)
  • Contact:  Google search!!!

 

  • Images used taken by yours truly
  • Info used from eventbrite.co.uk

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

 

 

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!