Haunted Tube Walking Tour

To get ready for Halloween festivities, I like to go to spooky events throughout London. This year one of my picks was the haunted tube walking tour offered through Funzing. The summary and reviews sounded great, so I was very much looking forward to hear about creepy stories from inside the tube network. The Haunted Tube…

The Time Machine

I had the chance to accompany friends to this live reading of the HG Wells classic The Time Machine. Read by Christopher Eccleston, Emma Hamilton and Nikki Amuka-Bird and accompanied on the gorgeous Royal Festival Hall organ by  James McVinnie. Obviously I couldn’t say no to this! The setting is obviously dominated by the large…

Spymonkey – The Complete Deaths

This one was one hell of a ride! But more on that later… We arrived at the Shoreditch Town Hall, which is a grand old building that looms over the pavement. This vestry hall turned arts and entertainment space is really something! You can still tell the original purpose it was built for but it…

Pilgrims

When we arrived at The Yard to see Pilgrims, we first explored the attached bar, which has a rotating resident chef programme. This week they had mostly bbq inspired paninis, which were delicious. It’s quite a quirky space with very energetic staff and definitely worth a visit! The theatre space is quite small and rustic, with…

Burgrrbeast Pop Up

I was invited to a preview tasting of Burgrrbeast, so on a sunny and windy Saturday afternoon I made my way to north London to sample the scrumptiousness. Apart from the great company and the fluffy, cuddly dogs, the afternoon was absolutely perfected with delicious fresh food. I’m not a huge burger fan in general,…

Marvel Universe Live

I was very lucky to grab a bargain ticket for Marvel Universe Live at the O2 arena for a Friday afternoon showing. I was extremely excited as I’m a huge MCU fan and the trailers for this one looked brilliant. It was a pain in the rear to get into the arena and to our…

Woman In Black

I’d only ever seen the film of The Woman In Black, but had heard that the stage adaptation was quite different, so had to experience it for myself. I went to a performance during the short run at the Richmond Theatre, which is a fantastic theatre, beautiful and comfortable with great views from most seats….

Mind The Game

Another escape game we just had to try out. We booked our spot for Sunday afternoon, half of our team had visited Highgate Cemetery in the morning and with rail replacement buses being confusing and unreliable, we Ubered to arrive with just a few minutes to spare. The owner greeted us politely and let us have…

Highgate Cemetery East and West

Early on Sunday morning, I headed to Highgate Cemetery, a landmark I’ve heard a read a lot about. Highgate Cemetery is a large, still operating cemetery in North London. It opened in 1839 as a prestigious, private cemetery, run for profit. In the 1970s, the operation was no longer profitable and left to decay and…

Penny Arcade – Longing Lasts Longer

Last night I had the chance to see Penny Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer at the Soho Theatre. I didn’t know much about the show, apart from a short blurb describing the artist as an American whirlwind comedian with a controversial set, so off I went to find out for myself. And boy, was I in…

The Cats Of Clapham Common

After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service has taken over Clapham Common station with pictures of cats instead of ads.   I had to go and see this for myself! What a great idea to give London commuters a little respite from the constant stream of ads to give a little serenity…

No Man’s Land at the Wyndham’s Theatre

On Tuesday I had the chance to see this magnificent play! I booked my tickets way back when they first went on sale and have been eagerly awaiting this night ever since. While I had no previous experience with Harold Pinter’s absurdist play, I was mostly looking forward to seeing Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart…