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6 things to do in London this week!

24.02.14 ‘6 things to do in London this week!’

Looking for things to do in London this week? Then take a look below at our pick of 6 things to do in London this week!

On Tuesday night why not take a trip down to Kettners in Soho and experience their Gin and Jazz night? Gin Cocktails start at only £6 and the live music is complimentary! If you really want to get in to the spirit you could always don your flapper dress and feather boa to really get you in the mood!

Looking for a quirky night out? On Wednesday why not head down to The Hoxton Pony and enjoy #REZtron Presents… Cocktails, Karaoke & SEGA Consoles! This retro night out is perfect for gamers and non gamers alike! For more information visit here.

Thursday night offers ‘Ping Thing Thursdays‘ located at 93 Feet East just a few minutes from Shoreditch high street. Starting at 6pm, this evening offers what you would expect, Ping Pong and drinks! More information can be found here.

Friday night in London also has plenty on offer.

If you are seraching for an alternative night out with a techno vibe, Caught Up 001 at Bunker Club could be for you. Located in the Deptford Bunker, Caught Up is a new monthly event starting this week! Doorsopen at 10pm an entry is only £3. Music includes sets from residents DJs.

Looking for a good laugh? Also on Friday you can visit the Comedy Carnival at Bar Rumba, Leicester Square. Ticket prices start from £12 and can be booked online. Doors open at 8pm. They boast a great line up of stand up comedians in a fantastic location in Central London.

Love the Oscars? Finally on Saturday night why not check out the tribute event ‘Not The Oscars’ located at Club de Fromage, Islington Academy. ‘Not The Oscars’ will mark the event with music from famous movie soundtracks and a screening of Forrest Gump. Fancy dress welcome. Doors open 10.30pm an entry price is £8!

So there you have it – our pick of the 6 things to do in London this week!

Taylor Swift- Red Tour London

Taylor Swift rocks the O2!

So last night we went to watch Taylor Swift and her Red Tour perform live at London’s O2 arena.

The place was sold out and the atmosphere was amazing.

Firstly I have to give credit to The O2 for being very proactive in terms of the London tube strike – they emailed us to let us know alternative routes etc. and they displayed details in the actual arena via their advertising banners. Hats off to them!

Taylor Swift Red Tour
Red Tour poster

The warm up act was The Vamps who went down very well – especially with the younger female crowd. They were a great starting act and got the crowd dancing and ready for the main act to arrive.

Taylor came on promptly around 8pm and from then on we were entertained to the maximum with her amazing voice, incredible lyrics, great costumes, stage theatrics, videos and set.

The Red Tour was extremely well thought out with a little bit of something for everyone. Taylor sang some older famous songs such as ‘Love Story‘ and ‘Sparks Fly‘ and she also say songs off the aforementioned album including ‘Red‘ and ‘We are never getting back together.’

Taylor Swift Red Tour
Taylor Swift Red Tour

The staging was amazing with new backdrops for most songs including a carousal, wedding chapel, circus and much more.

Her backing dancers were energetic and interesting to watch but Taylor stole the show with her passion and enthusiasm plus she worked the crowd exceptionally well – flying across and over people at certain points and always including the people lucky enough to be standing right by the stage.

The surprise of the night was Taylor introducing Danny O’Donoghue from The Script on to stage where they gave a great duet of ‘Breakeven‘ to the most insane crowd yet! (Taylors words!)

The show ended with a massive standing ovation after Taylor sang her very famous recent hit ‘We are never getting back together‘ sporting an amazing red glittery jacket with red confetti falling from the rafters.

Taylor Swift Red Tour tickets
Red Tour tickets

News reports today mention that the previous nights show ended with someone coming on to the stage to hand Taylor a note (read more here) however nothing disrupted last nights show.

The Red Tour was quite simply amazing – passionate, emotive, lively, entertaining and it really gave Taylor Swift the opportunity to show people her personality and (if this is possible) cemented her even more in to the hearts of the people who had been there to see her!

Indigo – One Aldwych

Birthday Brunch at Indigo!

For my birthday brunch myself and some friends decided to visit Indigo in the lovely Indigo restaurant of the One Aldwych hotel.

I found the website online after searching for ‘best brunch Covent Garden’. Although just a little bit away from Covent Garden and closer to Temple this was a great find!

The Indigo brunch menu looked great – two courses for £25, three courses for £30 and you can add unlimited prosecco for an extra £14. All details can be found here.

I booked two tables for our group as the online booking wouldn’t let me book one for 10 people.

A few days later when walking past Indigo, we decided to pop in and check the place out – they were so friendly and helpful once inside and even though the place was closed for service they allowed us upstairs to check out the restaurant. They let us pick where we wanted to sit and organised my bookings in to one so it was easier to manage.

Little did I know that my other half also organised some lovely surprises with them too – he found them really easy to deal with also.

On arrival on my birthday one of the first surprises was revealed! They had printed us special keep sake menus with my name and birthday inside – such a lovely touch for our brunch.

My personalise Indigo birthday menu!
My personalised birthday menu!

We then all decided to have two courses – a starter and a main – the food was lovely – and also opted for the unlimited prosecco option! Needless to say when they said unlimited they meant it! Great value for money! Our glasses weren’t ever empty before they were topping us back up!

Everyone commented about how great the place was and some friends even then booked for their birthdays!

View from our table Indigo
View from our table

After our mains we had a little time before they brought out the most beautiful pink cake with my name on! I felt like a princess and that I was being totally spoilt rotten! They even wrapped up what wasn’t eaten for us to take home.

My beautiful cake!
My beautiful cake!

Indigo and One Aldwych (and of course my other half who arranged this!) really made my birthday a truly special day and they now have a special place in my heart – it really was an experience that I will treasure for a lifetime!

Enjoying cake and prosecco at Indigo!
Enjoying cake and prosecco!

 

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland! A festive wonder!

So the festive season is over and Winter Wonderland has closed for another year 🙁

Visiting this amazing attraction situated in the largest park in London – Hyde Park – is a must do during Winter. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to go this year should make sure they add this to their list for next year!

The park itself is transformed in to the most gorgeous wintery experience, with wooden huts selling mulled wine, hot cider and hot chocolate, to rides lit up like beacons to the festive!

Skating at Winter Wonderland
Skating at Winter Wonderland

The park has a few major attractions – the main one being the enormous ice skating rink. If you want to visit the park to skate make sure you book early here once this years tickets are released.

The best thing about this attraction is that it is family friendly during the day with plenty to keep children occupied and adults a like and then when evening hits, Winter Wonderland fills up with adults enjoying the music, rides, food and drink – it really has something for everyone!

 

 

Borough Market – London!

Hungry? Head to Borough Market!

Last weekend I took a lovely trip to London’s Borough Market. I was very excited to be visiting because since moving to London this is somewhere I have always been meaning to visit!

I got there around 12pm and it was super busy but the atmosphere was great and the hustle and bustle was really enjoyable rather than off putting.

I visited many of the stands, all with great selection of choice. The choices included stands for fresh cakes, pastries, cheeses, meats, truffles, oils and much much more.

The fresh street food section is also a must! I sampled falafel and then fresh lamb burgers! Both expertly cooked and thoroughly enjoyed.

I left Borough Market with many treats in my shopping bags including some gorgeous brie, truffle butter, muffins and two beautiful cakes. If you do visit I would make sure to carry plenty of cash / change on you to pay for any goodies that you come across.

I would personally recommend going early if you want to avoid the crowds and then once you are all shopped out there are plenty of places nearby you can stop for a drink afterwards! Borough Market though is a must visit for any Londoner or visitor to the area!

Borough Market is now open 6 days a week and you can plan your journey before hand by taking a look at their website to see which stands you would like to visit 🙂

Fancy owning a suit worn by David Beckham? Or a dress by Victoria? Visit Kensington Red Cross tomorrow!Visit Kensington Red Cross tomorrow!

Fashion lovers rejoyce!

Tomorrow you could get your hands on some great designer clothes owned by David & Victoria Beckham themselves, and all in the name of charity.

The famous power couple have raided their wardrobes and donated a pile of clothes to the British Red Cross shop in Kensington, London. All to raise money for the people who have been affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

Items include dresses, suits and shoes from top name designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli and will go on sale tomorrow at 11am.

So if you fancy grabbing yourself  a designer bargain whilst helping support the Red Cross Shop drop for the Philippines appeal head down to the Red Cross shop tomorrow.

Address: 69-71 Old Church St, London SW3 5BS. The store is open from 11am – 8pm 🙂

Red Cross
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Visiting the ITV studios – The Jonathan Ross Show!

ITV studios – Jonathan Ross Show!

A couple of weeks ago we were offered the exciting opportunity to watch the filming of The Jonathan Ross Show at the Waterloo studios!

Special guests on The Jonathan Ross Show included X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Nicole Sherzinger and Gary Barlow. Other guests included the legendary Naomi Campbell, opera singer Alfie Boe and comedian Stephen Merchant. We also had a live performance from Laura Mvula.

Jonathan Ross Show

The show was really funny and interesting to watch. There were hardly any retakes and things ran smoothly for pretty much the entire time – even when Naomi was asked to walk in some pretty amazing high heels!

As a member of the audience  for The Jonathan Ross Show we really got to see a lot of things that are edited from the show including the banter between the celebrities between filming and the mistakes made that are edited or reshot!

The tickets for The Jonathan Ross Show were booked through SRO Audiences but they were not guaranteed seats – in fact we were the last 4 people allowed entry, so if you do book always arrive early to join the large queue!