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July 2014

Attractions, Culture, Events, London, North

Zoo Lates at London Zoo

Every Friday night during the Summer, there’s a bit of a shindig going down at London Zoo. Professing itself to be ‘London’s Wildest Night Out’, Zoo Lates offers a festivalesque atmosphere with bars, street food, comedy, cabaret, a silent disco, circus performers plus a chance to see the animals after hours. Fancy dress is encouraged and given that I wish I could dress in fancy dress every day of the week, I got QUITE EXCITED.     One of my favourite ever  ...

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Culture, Events, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

La Traviata at Soho Theatre plus a LOVELY TICKET OFFER!

I don’t know about you but I always get a bit nervous for the opera. I always get a bit worried it’s going to be very long and arduous and with a sincere lack of tap dancing (I have a huge THING for Gene Kelly). However, groovy spangly opera company Opera Up Close (them ones that did that production of La Boheme that just seemed to run and run and run) are constantly battling to jazz up opera and BREAK DOWN THOSE BLOODY BARRIERS and get folk in to slam their eyes and ears on  ...

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East, Humour, London, North, South, West

If the tube lines were people…

If the tube lines were people, I imagine they’d be a bit like this. District Line  A zimmer-framed cranky old Nana who whinges every time she has to do anything. Her joints hurt in the winter and when she is out shopping, she pauses for a little sit down on all the low-rise walls outside the high-rise flats to watch the world go by with a disapproving glance.  She mourns the state of her neighbourhood and that no-one knows each other’s names. Says the phrase ‘it  ...

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Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle, London, Pubs, Restaurants and bars, West-End

Pub Pondering: The Old Crown, Holborn

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a slightly-above-minimum wage fortune, must be in want of a bloody good burger. London is brimming with places to get your chops round a decent patty at the moment and the Old Crown Pub allows you to sup cocktails and quaff real ale at the same time. Goodbye milkshakes,it’s the mojitos that bring all the boys to the yard here. Escaping some BIBLICAL summer rain, my pal and I dove into this easy little boozer  ...

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