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