Mile end climbing wall, Mile End East London

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About Mile End Climbing Wall


They opened to the public in the late eighties and are housed inside an old pipe engineering works, which is located within Mile End Park, a five-minute walk from Mile End Tube Station – it has grown to the current size, sporting approx. 16,000 sq. ft (1500 sq. m) of climbing surface.

They cater for the complete novice through to the seasoned professional offering a range of courses on and off site. The centre is widely used by other development charities, groups, schools and recreational users.


There is extensive “Bouldering” at all levels, Top-Roped and Lead Climbing as well as more advanced Training areas – “The Board Room“, and our famous “Monkey House”.

The relaxed and informal social atmosphere created by the staff, regular customers and clubs; in addition to the services available make it – “the place to be climbing in London”.

Opening Hours

Normal Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 12.00 pm – 9.30 pm

  • Friday 12.00 pm – 9.00 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Holiday Hours

  • Bank Holidays 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

  • Christmas to New Year Click for details

Go to the website to check out prices

Mile End Climbing Wall
Haverfield Road
E3 5BE

Telephone: 020 8980 0289
Fax: 020 8980 4543


City surfing, Liverpool Street East London

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Ride a wave in the city

Thrill seekers can book a session on this surf simulator – either as an individual or part of a group – which recreates the power of ocean waves and allows surfers to reach speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour. Tuition is available and changing facilities are provided.

Booking is by online ticket lottery, for details see


Time: Daily 9am-7pm, until Friday 8th July 2011


Address: Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2BL


Transport: Liverpool Street station



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Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

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An innovative production, Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix merges the unexpected disciplines of competitive sport and harmonic music with inspired effect. 

Who are they?
The internationally acclaimed jazz quartet in fact go by the name Paragon and their work is widely influenced by everything from Stravinsky to pop anthems of the eighties.

What is it?
It’s pretty much what it says on the tin. Jazz and tennis are the basic ingredients, but the show is rather an eclectic compilation of music and performance art, with only a hint at actual sport yet lashings of comedy. Paragon offer a rather less costly, and perhaps more inventive take on Wimbledon. So if these are key in your list of priorities, then Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix might be right along your baseline.

When is it?
Picking up racquets and saxophones on the final day of Wimbledon, the Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix is gig, set, match to round off the royal event on the 3rd July.

What’s on?
Watching Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix will include an afternoon and evening of live music, dancers, a bar, a public tennis court, video highlights, as well as the all important strawberries and cream.

Jazz Tennis at Rich Mix Bar takes place from 12pm – 11pm, Sunday 3rd July 2011.

Admission is free.




35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
E1 6LA


National Circus, Hoxton Square, North via East London

Updated 14th March 2014


So you’ve been to bars, pubs and clubs, you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped and now your looking for a new experience, how about circus training…yes I said circus training.

Hidden in a Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square you can have Aerial sessions such as the Flying trapeze, or Acrobatic and tightwire classes. There’re also a number of classes and courses for the younger ones starting from as young as 2yrs 9months old+, better than a weekend recovering from an evil hangover!


Opening times:

Mon – Fri 9am – 10pm

Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm



Old Street Station: Northern Line and First National Connect – 5 minutes walk

Liverpool Street Station: Central, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines and Network Rail – 15 minutes walk

Buses: 243 or 55 to Old Street, bus stop ‘Y’ ‘Great Eastern Street’ outside of the Holiday Inn Express, 2 minute walk thereafter


Address and contact details:

Circus Space, Coronet Street, London, N1 6HD

020 7613 4141


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The Scoop Get Fit for Free, Between London Bridge and Tower Bridge

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Get fit for Free – Body Attack

Wednesdays 15 June – 20 July

The idea of going along to something called ‘Body Attack’ doesn’t sound incredibly appealing, does it? Well, let me tell you, once you’ve had a go, the sense of achievement and sense of ‘you’ve done something that is good for you’, makes you feel GRRrrrreat. So, what is it?…Body Attack is a high energy, intense cardio vascular exercise programme guaranteed to get you results.

For your first class please turn up 10 minutes before as you will have to register and complete a Par-q form.  Classes are limited in size; therefore it will be run on a first come first served basis.


Get fit for Free – Xtreme Challenge

Wednesdays 27 July – 31 August

A high intensity circuit style type boot camp class.  Combining strength and cardio vascular training, coupled to give you an intense and invigorating workout. This class is ideal for people who have attended other styles of Boot Camp/Circuits on more than one occasion and who are looking for the next step to Xtreme fitness.

For your first class please turn up 10 minutes before as you will have to register and complete a Par-q form.  Classes are limited in size; therefore it will be run on a first come first served basis.


The Scoop amphitheatre seats 800 and hosts events from free films, free music and free theatre to local community events and activities.

Check the website for updates

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Swing Patrol, Queens Park

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‘I’m Gonna be doing this myself’

After ten years, Swing Patrol has one of the most experienced teaching teams in the world with first class troupe dancers who share the dance every weekend across London, Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong and Tasmania. The next chapter involves the launching of Swing Patrol London in 2009.  WIth a teaching team of seven the team at Swing Patrol hope to bring a joyful style of swing dance classes to new people thus creating the wider London swing scene.

Queens Park

The Corrib Rest

76-80 Salusbury Road,


Wednesday 7.00pm
Level 1
Absolute beginners. opening  June 8th

Other venus, dates and times available on the website.

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


Beautcamp Pilates, Notting Hill

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Beautcamp Pilates has imported techniques in Pilates and fitness straight from L.A. to London. Using traditional therapeutic Pilates exercise techniques and incorporating the famous Systeme Dinamique , you’ll leave our studio amazed by the change in your body and the way you feel.


At Beautcamp Pilates you will have the ultimate cardiovascular workout and strength your core and flexibility muscles to give you a lean, balanced physique. Beautcamp’s reformer Pilates classes are guaranteed to make you see a change in your physique quicker than if you do yoga gym sessions or regular Pilates. Best of all, they’re suitable for everyone, so getting that fit toned body you’ve always craved for has never been easier.


Beautcamp Pilates was named as one of The Evening Standard’s ‘Top five places to practice Pilates.


  • FREE 55-minute introductory Beautcamp Pilate session worth £24

  • Offer available for new customers only. Strict voucher limit of 1 per customer


34 Porchester Road,


London W2 6ES.

020 7034 0000