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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Halloween 2018

It’s October 26th and you still haven’t made plans for Halloween, lets see if we can help.


DJ Yoda’s Stranger Things Halloween Party

Got a thing for the 80’s then get those white stilettos, stone washed jeans and back combed hair over to EartH in Dalston for DJ Yoda’s cult 80’s movie fancy dress party, 80’s costumes are MANDATORY. 

  • EartH 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
  • 2nd Nov from 9pm, Over 18s Only Tickets available here



BFI Halloween Movie Screenings

Not into costumes, what a movie, BFI will be screening 2 Halloween favourites Shaun of the Dead followed by The Evil Dead on the 31st Oct, don’t forget your popcorn.

  • BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
  • 31st Oct from 6pm, Over 18s Only Tickets available here



Spooky Stories at Shakespeare’s Globe

Something spooky for the kids that doesn’t involve sweets, Terrifying Tales for Enchanted Nights hosted by Vanessa Woolf is a series of spooky stories and tales from around the world told in one of the worlds most famous buildings 

  • 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
  • 27th Oct at 11am, suitable for 8 yrs old and older, children under 16 yrs old need to be accompanied by an adult Tickets available here



London Horror Festival

“The UK’s original and largest festival of live horror performances will return to the Old Red Lion Theatre from 7th October – 3rd November 2018.”

If you like your horror in living colour then a month of live performances, courtesy of the London Horror Festival will be right up your alley.

  • Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street London EC1V 4NJ
  • 7th Oct – 3rd Nov, for tickets and performance listings click here



One for the Poddles

Even dogs like to dress up every once in a while and what better time then Halloween. Dogs and their owners are invited to the Halloween Dog Walk and Show on the 28th Oct, costumes are welcomed but not mandatory.

Registration begins at 11am and the walk starts at 12, the show commences at 1pm from The Spaniards Inn on the heath. Bring your wellies. 

  • The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead, NW3 7JJ
  • 28th Oct, to get involved with the fun click here


Marble Arch Pop-Up Theatre


Want to go to the theatre but also want to scout around Hyde Park and Marble Arch?

Well you’re in luck, from 29th August the Olivier Award winning production of Five Guys Named Moe will be showing at a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, right next to Nic Fiddian-Green’s Giant Horse Head (called Still Water).


Much like the secret cinema experience the pop-up theatre and surrounding structors will be designed in a 1940s New Orlean jazzy style, guaranteeing that you stay within the world of the Moes before, during and after the show has finished.


The Place:  Marble Arch, London W1C 1CX opposite Marble Arch Tube Station

The Time:  Tickets available from 29th Aug – 25th Nov, performance times and prices vary 

Tickets:  Buy them here






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Cheap & freeness London 13th – 19th Oct 2014


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


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


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



  • 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


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


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:, email:

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,


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

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


The New Diorama Theatre, Regents Park

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The New Diorama is an 80 seat theatre located in central London. THey aim to be unique in their dedication to presenting the work of theatre companies and artistic collectives within a variety of arts disciplines, ranging from straight theatre to comedy and opera, and developing with them strong partnerships over a series of seasons.

As well as theatre, The New Diorama boasts a cafe/bar, performances of live music, comedy and world class projects for children.

A few recommended shows coming up in the following weeks:

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th July at 19:30.

Celebrating an age when radio was brand new and radio drama was stuffed with more stereotypes and cut-glass accents than afternoon tea at Lords, Fitzrovia use new material to recreate the spirit of vintage radio plays for a modern audience.

The show includes three rip-roaring tales: George Albion & the War of the Roses, Nazi Firemen in Westminster and Tin! All are new yet delightfully reminiscent of the golden age of radio. Witness vegetables simulating fistfights, thrill to a whisky bottle which is a dead ringer for a Nazi midget submarine and gasp at a watering can playing the roaring Atlantic. All these sound effects, and more, are created live on stage! This new show is sponsored by Clipstone Ceylon Tea!

The Fitzrovians revel in the glamour of a bygone era, from costume and performance to props. They transport audiences to their unique universe – a wonderful imagining of how commercial 1940s radio should have been done. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour lovingly satirise the casual imperialism and stiff upper lips of the period, throwing them into relief with physical comedy and a modern twist to produce a heady comic cocktail.

Lights, Camera, Walkies

Saturday 30th July 2011 at 21:00

Sunday 31st July 2011 at 14:00

One Hollywood studio, one major action picture, one starring role, two dogs. A new comic play from BBC sitcom competition finalist Tom Glover.

When Hollywood’s hottest C-list celebrity walks off set as shooting is about to start on what could have been the action movie of the century, a desperate producer decides to cast a dog as his star. Some hasty re-writes and a canine casting session later, two talented action-hero pooches are in the running for the lead-role and must compete for it on camera.

Which dog will get the bone? Can true love win the day? Will the owner-trainers make sausage meat of one another? And will the movie ever be finished on time? There are no real dogs in this show but two very, very talented imaginary ones.

Tom Glover currently has Mother Dearest in development with the National Theatre and he was a finalist on the BBC’s All Mixed Up Sitcom competition with Human, Right?

Three actors take on multiple-roles in this fast-paced, satirical canine comedy caper. Tom Glover will perform in the show alongside Richard David-Caine and Zoe Gardner. Richard is one quarter of acclaimed sketch comedy group Four Screws Loose and was also recently seen in the Olivier-nominated West End production of Potted Panto. Zoe’s recent TV credits include We Are Mongrels (BBC) and Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show 2 and 3 (ITV2). Zoe is one half of comedy team The Congress of Oddities who have made numerous acclaimed live shows and a TV pilot for Celador Productions (The Odditorium). Her recent theatre credits include Colin Hoult – Enemy of the World (Edinburgh 2010); Coffee; and Carnival of Monsters (Edinburgh 2009).

Please visit the website for further show listings

The New Diorama Theatre

15 – 16 Triton Street,
Regents Place,
London, NW1 3BF


Box Office Number:

+44 (0)207 383 9034

Administration Number:

+44 (0)207 916 5467


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

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!



Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

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The Gate Theatre has a distinguished reputation that far exceeds its size. It is London’s only producing theatre dedicated to international work.  From humble beginnings it has developed a significant renown throughout London, as well as nationally and internationally.

In 1979 the Gate was founded by Lou Stein, over the Prince Albert pub, in Notting Hill Gate. It set about a unique pursuit of the original, of plays and playwrights unknown on British stages, and of artists whose talent deserved to be discovered.

With an average seating capacity of 70, the Gate is small but ambitious. The space has challenged and inspired directors, designers, writers and performers for over 30 years, making it famous for being one of the most flexible and transformable spaces in London. The Gate is a springboard – our aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to take risks, to excel and to make their mark. We have been home to a variety of both established and emerging artists including Lez Brotherston, Kathy Burke, Dominic Cooke, Wolfgang Goebbel, Sir Peter Hall, Ed Hogg, Richard Hudson, Paterson Joseph, Sarah Kane, Alex Kingston, Jude Law, Nancy Meckler, Katie Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Emma Rice, Ian Rickson and Rachel Weisz.

For general enquiries e-mail
(All emails received via this address will be distributed to the  relevant department)

POST Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, Above the Prince Albert Pub, Notting Hill, London, W11 3HQ

BOX OFFICE +44 (0) 207 229 0706 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)

ADMINISTRATION +44 (0) 207 229 5387

FAX +44 (0) 20 7221 6055