Shoreditch Valentines Day Pub Crawl

You & your partner have just moved to East London, you don’t know the area very well, the best places to go for a drink or even anybody to drink with, what do you do?

The Shoreditch Pub crawl…for Valentines day, that’s what.

Yes you heard me, The Shoreditch Pub Crawl are doing a Valentines ‘crawl’ for couples, friends and those who want to get out there and meet new people in a ‘non-awkward way’ on Thursday 14th Feb. 

The night starts off at Sink Bar at 8.30pm, everybody with a Pub Crawl ticket gets a free shot at 4 venues and free entry to at least 4 venues throughout the night PLUS discounted drinks at every bar you go too. The next stop after Sink bar is a secret so make sure you get to the meeting point early, enjoy a drink with your fellow travelers and most importantly don’t get left behind.



The Shoreditch Pub Crawl people are giving away a free ticket for the Valentines Day Crawl, all you have to do is follow Pigeon Talks on Instagram then comment ‘#SHOREDITCHPUBCRAWL‘ on posts until 6pm on Sunday 10th February.  The winner will be announced on Monday 11th Feb at 8pm*.



  • The Time:  8.30pm on Saturday 14th February  
  • The Place:  Meeting place SiNK Bar, closest tube station Liverpool Station.  2 Paul Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4JH      
  • Tickets:  Cost £14 but are 2-for-1 so you can bring your partner/friend for free. Get your ticket HERE
  • Further Info:  For more details click HERE
  • For more info regarding the competition DM us on instagram @pigeontalks





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  • Ticket is only valid for the Valentines Pub Crawl on 14th February 2019, ticket is a 2 for 1 deal so 1 friend is permitted to attend with the ticket winner. Entries to the competition after 10th Feb 6pm will not be included. Competition ticket does not have a refundable cash value. Please be sure to be at the stated meeting point at the stated meeting time to avoid disappointment. All rights reserved to The Shoreditch Pub Crawl, a Essor Ltd Company.



The Lost Lagoon at Shepherd’s Bush

Ahoy me hearties!

Dry January is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate sobriety than by attending a Secret Rum Lagoon*

From the 1st February Shepherd’s Bush will play host to The Lost Lagoon, a theatrical, multi-sensory cocktail experience aiming to explore all that rum has to offer.  A man-made lake awaits you – by which you can cross by boat – and a myriad of drinks to plunder.


If the second month of the year is one that holds no excitement for you then grab your ‘Neo Tiki’ outfit (which is entirely up to you to figure out), a bag full of pieces of eight and head over to West London for a booty-ful (OK I’ll stop) adventure.


The Time:  1st Feb – 7th April, Thursday – Saturday 2pm – 10.30pm / Sundays 12pm – 8.30pm

The Place:  West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush

Tickets:  Preview Tickets – £20  /  Off Peak times – £25  /  Off Peak VIP – £40  /  Peak times – £30  /  Peak VIP –  £45 (booking fee applies to all tickets) Click HERE for tickets

Info:  For more info email HERE or click HERE





*This statement is in no way meant to mock, humiliate or downplay the seriousness of alcohol addiction, as such we urge those with alcohol addiction to seek the relevant medical & physiological help where necessary.  Please drink responsibly 





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!!!


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one love peace festival, Wembley

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One Love Peace Festival returns to celebrate their landmark 20 year anniversary, transforming London’s Wembley Arena into a tropical fairground as reggae heavyweights from around the world unite under one roof on Sunday 31st July.


Busta Rhymes (UK festival exclusive), Shaggy, Sean Paul, Skepta, Gyptian, Aswad, Ky Mani Marley, John Holt, Third World, Natty King, Trinity, Etana, and Wayne Wade with Horace Andy, Levi Roots, Sandra Cross, Akai, Skepta, Donaeo, Bashy and Princess Nyah also confirmed.


In light of the ongoing ‘Broken Britain’ crisis, organisers of the 2011 One Love Peace Festival aim to reaffirm their ‘Throw away your Guns, Throw away your Knives’ initiative by echoing the sentiments of Jamaica’s original One Love Peace Concert where headliner Bob Marley famously united opposing leaders on stage to bring an end to the country’s political civil war.

Please check the website for further info and to purchase tickets

Tickets are priced from £35 – £55.

Date: Sunday 31st July 11

Wembley Arena

Arena Square, Engineers Way
London HA9 0DH

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant and Rum Bar, Camden


Hungry? Thirsty? Ya, good.

Head down to Cottons in Camden for a good old Caribbean chow down and Rum cocktail. Their food is amazing, however if your only after a drink, they stock 200 different brands of rum and make upwards of 15 different cocktail tipples. They also turn the music up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings to keep you swaying.

Word of warning, their cocktails are serious, if you’re a light weight stay away from the ‘killer doppi’…it’s amazing though!


Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 1pm-1am & Sun 1pm-11.30pm

Address: 55 Chalk Farm Rd, London, NW1 8AN

Tel: 020 7485 8388

Other Locations:

Islington, 70 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QP

Tel: 020 7833 3332 

Shoreditch, 48-49 Boxpark, 2-10 Shoreditch, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY

Tel: 020 7729 9723


The other locations are operated and managed independently of each other.


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Paradise by way of Kensal Rise

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Paradise By Way of Kensal Green has been part of the Kensal and Notting Hill community for years. Beginning as a coach house it has been the scene of many a decadent night out.

Paradise also has a strong musical history, playing host to electric performances from The Clash to Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones.

This is a lovely hidden gem, situated just off the Harrow Road.  A beautiful building with a number of lavishly decorated floors and rooms, you can party in style or have a delightful dinning experience…I was given a free plate of roast spuds and lamb 1 Sunday evening, now that’s what I call special :0)

Opening Hours

Sunday – Wednesday : 4pm – 12am
Thursday : 4pm – 1am
Friday: 4pm -2am, Saturday : 12pm – 2am

Friday door charge: £3 after 10pm
Saturday door charge: £4 after 9pm


Dining Hours

Monday – Thursday
6.30pm – 10.30pm,
Friday 6.30pm – 11pm

12pm – 4 pm, 6.30pm – 11pm

Sunday 12pm – 9pm

Bar Food is served from
Monday – Saturday
4pm – 10.30pm

19 Kilburn Lane,

Kensal Green, London, W10 4 AE

020 8969 0098

The Stinging Nettle, Shepherds Bush

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At The Stinging Nettle you can enjoy alfresco dining on the roof garden choosing from a wide selection of British dishes. The Stinging Nettle also offers quiz nights and open mic nights to entertain you.

Opening Times:
Mon to Thur – 12:00’til 23:00
Fri to Sat – 12:00 ’til 24:00
Sun 12:00 ’til 22:30

Food Times:

Mon to Sat – 12:00 ’til 20:00

Closest Tube Station(s):
Goldhawk Road
Shepherds Bush

Closest Train Station(s):
Shepherds Bush

Function/Private Dining capacity: 30
Meeting/Private Hire: 50

55 Goldhawk Road

Shepherds Bush, W12 8QP

020 8743 3016

Every Wednesday The Stinging Netting also houses Salsa Classes, hosted by London Diary Salsa Parties. ‘All ages and beginners with 2 left feet are welcome’ lol.

Beginners improvers class 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Intermediate class – 9.00pm – 10.00pm
classes from £7

For further information or to make a booking:
Tel:0844 482 2388


A Right Summer Knees Up, Tulse Hill

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A free a day partywhich includes the following:









From 11am – 3am

Check the website for further info

7 Station Rise
SE27 9BW



The Big Mix Fest, Shoreditch

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The Big Mix, formerly known as The Brick Lane Takeover, will take place across venues all over Shoreditch including Cargo, The Brickhouse, Rich Mix, Spitalfields, Vibe and many more. All proceeds from The Big Mix will go to help Macmillan make the difference between a good and a bad day for people affected by cancer, through giving practical, emotional and financial support. The Big Mix is a creative melting pot of music, comedy, fashion, art and cabaret spread across a variety of venues from midday sat 18th June until late.


Thousands of volunteers dedicate time and energy to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Macmillan was started by a volunteer and volunteers are still an integral part of the charity. If you would like to volunteer at The Big Mix please contact

Disabled access

Disabled festival goers are welcomed to The Big Mix and will be given priority entrance to the venues where there is disabled access. Please contact The Big Mix Team for full venue access details.

Date: Midday Saturday 18th June – Late

Cost: Advance tickets £20.00

Tube and Trains

Liverpool Street Underground and Rail station

Central, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City lines, National Rail services

Aldgate East Underground Station

District Hammersmith & City lines

Shoreditch Underground Station

Old Street Underground Station

Northern line, National Rail services

Bus routes

To/From West End: 8, 55, & 242

To/From East London: 8, 26, 48, 55, 57, 242, 388

To/From South London: 35, 47, 48, 78, 149

To/From The City: 8, 26, 55, 242, 243, 388