The Great Garden Bake Off, King Henry’s Walk Newington Green North London

In association with the Chelsea Fringe the members of the King Henry’s Walk Garden invite one and all to their gaff for the Great Garden Bake Off. A day to celebrate plants, flowers baking and eating! From 10am-4pm there will be a variety of workshops, competitions and demonstrations for everyone it get involved with in this multi award winning community garden.


10am-12pm Junior Bakers Pizza making workshop: Who doesn’t love pizza, well why not get your little darlings involved in making their own. From dough kneading to picking fresh herbs from the garden, the kiddies will get the chance to experience every aspect of pizza making including the best part, the tasting.

There’re only 15 places available so book in advance by emailing or call/text 07901 931 018

A £5 voluntary cover charge per child is suggested, however the organisers are open to haggling. Check the site for further details.



12-4pm Great Garden Bake Off Main Event: Fresh bread making demonstrations by local bakers will kick of the event, demo tickets can be bought for £3 per person, per session on the day. There will also be various stalls selling flowers, veggie plants and herbs plus bread tastings, so probably best to skip lunch.

The bake off competition, open to all, will include the following categories:

Signature Challenge: A loaf of bread made using at least 1 garden related ingredient

Technical Challenge: Chelsea Buns (bakers half dozen)

Showstopper Challenge: Cupcake war (bakers half dozen) time to get your decorating game face on. Competition rules and entry forms can be found on the website, including all the details I’ve probably missed.


Where are they: Near an adventure playground in Islington, I’m really bad with directions so here’s a handy map, the closest train stations are Canonbury & Dalston Junction, these’re roughly a 10min walk from the garden (East London Overground Line):

Buses: The 21, 30, 38, 56, 141 & 277 all stop close by.

Tube: Highnury & Islington Station is the closest tube station to the garden, but is still a 25ish min walk away, you can jump on the No 30 or 277 bus from Highbury corner to Ball’s Pond Rd which is a 5 min walk away.

Website & Email:

Tel: 020 7923 9035 / 07901 931 018


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Get your bake on!

Houspresso, Gospel Oak

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Houspresso, situated between Hampstead Heath and Kentish Town, is a property consultancy which also doubles as a coffee bar.

‘We take as much pride about our cafe and what we do there as we do with the agency and architectural sides of the business.’

Inspired by hearing the story of how Lloyds of London started out as a coffee house in the City of London where sailors, merchants and ship owners would meet to make insurance deals, they decided to do something similar with homes and property. Their 21st century version means they have a lovely, informal place to meet. And if it’s just a really good coffee or tea you’re after, they’ll do that for you with pleasure.


For more info visit their site


Houspresso Property Cafe
1a Mansfield Road
Gospel Oak
London NW3 2JD

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Handmade and Found, Islington




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Handmade and Found is a unique fashion boutique based in Islington,London.

It`s the best kept secret of North Londons most discerning and individual fashion shoppers.

The boutique underwent a makeover as part of the BBC Two series MARY QUEEN OF SHOPS,and benefitted from Mary Portas` advise on matters such as colour schemes,window display and layout.

Unique,crafted and utterly surprising,the clothing and accessories selected by Anthony Wilson,have been selling from his opulent boutique for ten years.

On entering the boutique your senses are awakened by a discerning mix of sumptuous clothes and accessories.The collections are expertly edited by Anthony from some of the worlds lesser known but ultimately desirable and cherry picked designers.

There is a great selection for the fashion conscious woman around town,with an affordable budget.

Handmade and Found,a hidden treasure in Islington.

For further info please visit the website

Opening Times:
Monday – Saturday 10.30am to 6pm
Sunday – Closed

109 Essex Road
N1 2SL

0207 359 3898

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London Riots Clean up, across London

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On August 8th 2011 London came under suge by groups of thug bastards, intend on causing as much damage and mayhem as possible. As a result many homes,  businesses and lives were distroyed, but the community spirit if nothing else strenghtened.


Many Facebook and Twitter groups have been created to help clean up the Capital, so if you and your friends are available to help one of the areas affected by the disturbances please grab some black bags, safety gloves and a broom and head on down:


  • Bow, on Roman Road, Tackle shop from 9am

  • Croyden, by East Croyden station from 10am

  • Camberwell, by St Giles Church from 10am

  • Camden, by Chalk Farm station from 10am

  • Ealing, by the Horse from 10am

  • Bethnal Green, in front of the money shop from 10am

  • Hackney, by the Town Hall from 10am

  • Lewisham, Lewisham shopping centre from 9am

  • Westbourne Grove, Ledbury from 9am

  • Peckham, by the Library from 8am

If you know of any other clean up groups please leave a comment detailing where and when, or put on Facebook and Twitter.


Car Park Cinema, Bromley

London’s most unusual cinema. View classic films on a full size cinema screen with a unique sound experience through wireless headphones, cutting out the chatter and background noise.

Deck chairs to relax in, a carpeted area with bean bags and floor cushions all surrounded by hay bales; this ultimate alternative cinema experience can be rounded off nicely with a cold beer, wine or soft drink, popcorn and gourmet hot dogs all available to purchase.

Film schedule:

  • Thursday 7 July, 7pm Mama Mia
  • Friday 8 July, 7pm The Bourne Identity
  • Saturday 9 July, 3pm Finding Nemo,  7pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Sunday 10 July 3pm Toy Story


Tickets available at

£ 5 per adult.

£2  per child.

£10 for a family ticket, 2 adults and 2 children, £1 for each additional child.


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