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The Ecclestone Square Hotel

Review by Ed Nightingale  It was one of those kinds of days for us all. The rain drenching London on the way to work. Tube delays not just in the morning but the evening as well. Spreadsheets going awry. Important meetings proving more stressful than they should be. The sort of day where you just want to cosy up on a ridiculously comfy bed after a hearty meal. On those kinds of days, a stay at the Ecclestone Square Hotel should sort you out a treat. For starters, each room has a vibrating  ...

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Attractions, Comedy, Culture, London, South, Theatre, Theatre

La Soiree at The Spiegeltent

Well here’s a cheeky little treat! Last week I toddled down to the Spiegeltent, located in the middle of the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. I’m SO glad this outdoor space has been kept open into the winter, it’s one of my favourite spots during the Summer when the Underbelly is there. However, this time it looks very different. It’s been transformed into a maze of little wooden huts, selling all manner of festive fare, from mulled wine to some excellent  ...

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Culture, London, South, Theatre, Theatre

Theatre Thought: Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse

There’s been a bit of an online hullabaloo about this one. For those who haven’t made it down to see Danielle Tarento’s latest triumph at Southwark Playhouse, a presentation of Pasek and Paul’s Dogfight, based on the 1991 River Phoenix film, let me explain. Most of the reviews praise the show for being performed by its young cast with absolute guts and gusto, say how pleasant and melodic the score is and commend Matt Ryan’s simple and effective staging. So far  ...

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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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