St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2019

It’s that time of year where everything turns green and enjoying some Guinness is a must. Not sure what to do for St Patrick’s Day, lets see if we can help.

 

  • St Patrick’s Day Parade – Trafalgar Sq

The Parade is always a good family friendly event, grab a scarf, the kids and an umbrella (just encase) and go enjoy the celebrations.

  • from 12pm
  • Starting from Trafalgar Sq 
  • Free

 

 

  • The Black Lion Pub – Kilburn

Formally known as Ireland’s 33rd County Kilburn is rich with Irish culture, as such it knows how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Black Lion Pub is no exception and will be turning the jollifications up to 11 with live Irish music, fun and merriment.

  • From 8pm
  • The Black Lion 274 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 2BY
  • Free

 

 

  • The London Irish Centre – Camden Sq

You’re feeling like doing something a little different this St Patrick’s Day, how about watching a play. Playwright Maria McAteer Premiers her new play ‘The Guinness Girl’ at the London Irish Centre, focusing on a young black girl being raised by an Irish Mother in 1970’s Newcastle Upon Tyne, dancing to distract herself from the realities of the time.

  • Starting from 4pm
  • London Irish Centre Charity, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
  • Tickets £10/12, can be purchased HERE

 

 

  • Shamrock Sessions – Box Park Wembley

The new Boxpark location situated in the shadow of Wembley Stadium is getting in on the act this year, enjoy Live music & Comedy shows on 2 stages, family activities including face painting & craft workshops plus having 20 restaurants to chose from. All you’ll need is a smile and a joyful bounce in your step to enter.

  • Starting from 4pm
  • Box Park Wembley, 18 Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0JT
  • Free

 

 

  • Brixton Jamm – Brixton

Day parties, love them, you can dance till your heart’s content and still get is a good 6/8 hours sleep before work (if it’s a Sunday party at least) so lets do that for St Patrick’s Day. Brixton Jamm are throwing an Irish shindig to celebrate the day with 2 free Guinness vouchers with every event ticket, live music sets, a fully stocked bar and more. 

  • Starting from 12pm
  • Brixtom Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH
  • Tickets from £10, purchase them HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

COMPETITION   //  COMPETITION  //  COMPETITION

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.

 

 

Cheap/Free NYE In London


 

If you still do not have any plans for tonight and don’t want to spend your pension trying to get into your local pub, then have a look below, perhaps we can help.

 

The New Year’s Eve Goblin Ball

A night inspired by David Bowie’s Labyrinth where the late, great singer dons the tights and acts with Muppet’s.

This themed evening in hackney will be playing funky soul and alternative indie, if this sounds like your type of New Years then find additional  details here

Where:  360 Victoria Park Park, Hackney Wick E9 7BT

When:  Mon 31st Dec 8pm – 4am

Tickets:  Starting from £8

 

Glitter Party

Glitter, New Year’s Eve, 80’s music and drinks, need we say more…oh and karaoke. 

If you’re in Clapham and interested click here for more details.

Where:  Inferno 146 Clapham High Street, Clapham SW4 7UH 

When:  Mon 31st Dec 9pm – 3am

Tickets:  Starting from £10

 

Peckham Levels

FREE FREE FREE

DJ’s will be playing afrobeats, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and more at this South London Open House. Also offering panoramic views of London, you can enjoy the city’s fireworks while listening to some tunes, Prosecco in hand and available CLEAN toilets.

Perfect way to see in 2019.

More details here.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec 5pm – 3am

Tickets:  Free Bich!

 

Hampstead Heath

FREE FREE FREE

No planned events here but you can watch all of London’s Fireworks displays from the park for free.

Bring some blankets, some friends, your Spotify playlist and some snacks then watch the New Year roll in across the Capital.

Also some people tend to bring their own fireworks, so you may have a closer display to watch, added bonus.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec at whatever time you want, but aim for 11pm-ish to secure a good spot.

Tickets:  What ticket! 

 

 

Whatever or where ever you chose to go this NYE be safe, have fun and see you all on the other side.

 

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Toast of the Town

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Toast, the breakfast of gods, champion of the morning and now legend of the rave.

House of Toast is a party and building competition in one, except instead of bricks you’ll build with bread.

Starting from 7pm At Drink Shop Do teams of up to 10 will have 2 hours to create whatever their hearts desire, the more elaborate the better, the best of the brunch  (see what I did there) will win fabulous prizes not to mention the title ‘ The Toast of London’.

To enter click here

 

 

  • The Time:  Friday 15th July from 7pm
  • The Place:  Drink, Shop, Do 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
  • Tickets:  £10 each, £90 for a team of 10, £150 for an exclusive team ticket
  • Contact:  For more info click here, For ticket info click here

 

 

  • Info from drinkshopdo.com
  • Images used from drinkshopdo.com

 

 

Cheap & freeness London 13th – 19th Oct 2014

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Welcome to a week of Cheap & beautiful Freeness. Enjoy.

 

  • London Horror Festival – The Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Get in the Halloween mood early with the London Horror Festival. From the 13th-31st The Etcetera Theatre in Camden will be staging a number of performance art pieces that’ll make a chill run down your spine, but hopefully not down your leg, if you have a small bladder I would recommend go to the toilet before the show begins.

There will be at least 1 performance a night, though many of the shows will run for a number of evenings. If you’ve ever wondered what a charming Frankenstein would be like, or where in Dante’s nine circles of hell you’d find Shakespeare’s Richard II then this event is perfect for you.

Address: Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street , London NW1 7BU

Contact: www.londonhorrorfestival.com

Cost: From £8 – £11.50, tickets are a little cheaper on concession

Date: 13th – 31st October 2014

 

  • The Water Poet Pork Pie Off – The Water Poet, Spitalfields

It’s time for battle, if you’re a lover of the pork pie then get yourself over to Spitalfields for The Water Poet’s Pork Pie Off. In celebration of ‘The Great British Pub’ the best in the pie biz will be showing off the talents in the hope of being crowned King or Queen of the Pork Pie.

Craft beer on tap and tasty treats from the competitors will be available on the night. It’s your civic duty to support the traditions of our fair nation, pie and all!

Address: 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX

Website: www.waterpoet.co.uk

Cost: £4 ticket, you’ll receive a pint of craft beer and some pie tasters from the pork pies in the competition.

Date: Tuesday 14th October 2014, from 6pm

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  • Levi’s Student Lock-in – Levi’s Flagship Store, Regents Street

Levi’s flagship store on Regents St will be holding a student shopping event on Wednesday 15th Oct. If you’re of the student community and are after a sweet deal, plus a bit of booze (the will ask you for ID first) and some tunes then head over to their facebook page for more details about the night.

Address: Levi’s Store, 174 – 176 Regents Street, London, W1R 5DF

Contact: www.facebook.com/levis.gb

Cost: It’s free baby!

Dates: Wednesday 15th October 2014, the start time has not yet been released, keep an eye on Levi’s tweeter account for details, click here.

 

  • Dirty Old London Tour – Bishopsgate Institute, Bishopsgate

Explore the filthy world of Victorian London during this talk with Lee Jackson. Find out how the people fought to turn the cesspit of a Capital into what we know and love today, with the peculiar beginnings of the public toilet to the intro of public baths.

Address: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

Contact: www.bishopsgate.org.uk

Cost: £9, cheaper with concession, tickets available here.

Dates: Thursday 16th October 2014, starts at 7.30pm

 

  •  Rotten Hill Gang – Paradise by way of Kensal Green, Kensal Green

“West London favourites, Rotten Hill Gang, return to entertain you with a high energy live set of big instruments and even bigger vocals. Resident DJs in support playing a mash up of hip hop, house, disco and party favourites.”

What more needs to be said.

Address: Paradise by way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE

Contact: www.theparadise.co.uk, email: clem@thecolumbogroup.com

Cost: £5

Date: Friday 17th October 2014, 8pm – 2am

 

  • VIP Records and Music Fair – Central Hall Westminster, Westminster

To all you music conosur out there, get down to Westminster on Saturday 18th Oct for the largest record, CD and music related memorabilia fair in the Country.

Any and everything music based available under one very large Westminster roof, plus there’ll be a cafe so there’ll be food too.

Address: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, SW1H 9NH,

Contact: www.vip-24.com

Cost: £3 entry, £6 for early birds from 8.30am-10am

Date: Saturday 18th October 2014, from 10am, 8.30am for early bird entry

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Sing me a song mum

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Are you a parent? Do you love to sing? Are you continuously asked to leave a premisses due to spontaneous outbursts of song?

Then you need Pram Chorus my friend.

Meeting a couple of times a week in various locations around South West London, a tribe (or colony) of parents come together to make beautiful music, literally. The first session is free, thereafter it’s £7-8 per adult per sing-a-long. You also need your child, you can’t just pretend to be a parent, they need proof!

There will also be cake so make sure you have space in your tum for that. That would be reason enough for me to go, all I need now is a kid.

 

The Times & Places: 

Tuesdays: 10-10:45am followed by cake in Clapham Park, side room at St Stephen’s Church, 35 Weir Road, SW12 0NU.
Thursdays: 2:30pm for cake, singing 3-4pm, Streatham Hill, Telford Avenue, SW2 4XW.
Fridays: 9.45-10.30am followed by cake, The Oak Room in the church centre at St Luke’s 194 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RQ

Cost: First session is free, £7-8 thereafter, to be paid either every term or half term, you get a 20% discount if you introduce a friend.

Details & Contact: thebedford.co.uk, email: contact ruth@pramchorus.com to book your free session

 

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  • Info used from thebedford.co.uk

Thank you for bringing singing parents together @ The Bedford, nice work!

Sunday Roast at The Bollo House, Chiswick

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Every Sunday the guys at The Bollo House offer New Season Cornish Lamb, Scottish Highland Beef, Corn Fed Chicken and a Whole Shoulder of Lamb for 5ish people. They believe that Sunday’s are for relaxation, the papers, good food and companionship and that a pub should provide all of them.

Table bookings availble online, check the website for further details, times and meal prices www.thebollohouse.co.uk

The Bollo Bar, London
13-15 Bollo Lane
Chiswick, W4 5LR
Tel: 0208 994 6037

www.thebollohouse.co.uk

The North London Tavern, Kilburn

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Image from flickr.com

This beautiful old pub with its vast dining room to the rear and wood panelled bar was once a prestigious hotel. Now it combines tradition with more contemporary touches such as a sofa area for chilling out and modern food with an extensive wine list.

A lovely place to hang out, enjoy a Sunday roast or pop in for a quick pint.

They also have a beautiful first floor function room that is available for private hire.

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-00:00 Fri-Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-23:00

Food Times

Mon-Fri 12:30-15:00 & 18:30-22:30
Sat 12:30-16:30 & 18:30-22:30
Sun 12:30-21:30

The North London Tavern

375 Kilburn High Road,

London NW6 7QB

020 7625 6634

info@northlondontavern.co.uk

www.northlondontavern.co.uk

The Summer House, Maida Vale West London

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‘Pop-up’ has become one of the most abused terms of the last year. Recent ‘pop-ups’ have included a caff-for-a-week used to promote a brand of baked beans; another was a caff used to promote a make of frying pan. For these self-styled ‘pop-ups’, you and I are merely marketing opportunities.

Quite when a ‘pop-up’ becomes a proper restaurant we’re not sure, but Summerhouse describes itself as a ‘pop-up’ even though it’s a permanent installation which closes over the less clement winter months. This prime canal-side site – formerly Jason’s – has had a big makeover, and its open side (covered on our visit by roll-down French café canopies) make it a choice spot on balmy summer evenings.

The new owners also run another canal-side restaurant nearby, The Waterway, and they’ve opted for a simple seafood menu. Service on our visit was professional, but the kitchen none too quick; we waited nearly an hour for our starters. The best of these was deep-fried calamari, but ‘popcorn shrimp’ was disappointing, resembling that ’70s pub and motorway services favourite, scampi.

Blandness seemed to be a keynote of many ingredients, from those used in a prawn and avocado cocktail ‘with bloody mary sauce’ to a ‘mango salsa’ accompanying a swordfish steak ciabatta. It was the simplest of dishes that were the best exectuted: beer-battered cod and chips with plump chips and mushy peas, and a sirloin steak, which was juicy and not overcooked.

Puddings include retro delights such as knickerbocker glory or crêpes with banana and chocolate, both echoing the seaside theme of the interior. The well-heeled locals were lapping it up.

 

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Tel: 020 7286 6752

Address:

The Summerhouse,
Opposite 60 Blomfield Road,
London W9 2PA

www.thewaterway.co.uk/Summerhouse/

 

 

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!

 

A Right Summer Knees Up, Tulse Hill

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A free a day partywhich includes the following:

  • MASSIVE TROPICAL GARDEN, SECRET BOOTHS & BEACH HUTS

  • OVER 40 TOP LIVE BANDS, DJ’S & PERFORMERS ALL DAY AND NIGHT

  • 2 SUPER-DUPA-SEXY SOUND SYSTEMS + 2 LIVE STAGES

  • ALL DAY BAD BOY BARBECUE + THE FINEST COCKTAIL BAR IN SOUTH LONDON

  • ACOUSTIC AREA, LIVE PERFORMANCE, COMEDY & CIRCUS ACTS

  • FACEPAINT, HULA HOOPERS, MAGICIANS, PUNCH + JUDY

  • LIVE CAPOEIRA, LIVE BURLESQUE, LIVE DANCE GROUP

  • EXTRA BARS AND TOILETS TO COPE WITH THE MASSES

From 11am – 3am

Check the website for further info

www.therailwaytulsehill.co.uk

7 Station Rise
London
SE27 9BW