Thursday, 28 March 2013
As usual the event is secret (clue's in the name!) and guests are asked to tell no-one. Tickets went on sale today and some dates have already sold out. Bag yours online now for £43.50 which may seem pretty steep but we hear it's worth every penny. But remember tell NO ONE!
Wed 24th Apr - Sun 9th Jun, 6pm
Back with a vengeance is this years Goat Race at Spitalfields City Farm this Sunday 29th March, proving a monumental hit as always tickets online have SOLD OUT, but there are still some tickets available on the door. Who's your money on, Oxford or Cambridge...all profits go towards saving money for the farm, dig deep!
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
A Door in a Wall run interactive games, like real life run around get sweaty thinking on your feet problem solving stuff. Similar to the Zombie games we've survived in the past. There next event is called 'Dead Man's Hand', which included up to 50 players and is played 26 times during May. What happens well, we'll let them incite you in...
Jack Spade thought he had been dealt all the right cards, but reckless gambling seems to have cost him his life. All those who sat around the poker table that night have something to hide; can your team work out who was responsible for his murder? The nearby streets hold the clues and characters that can help you, but you'll need all your cunning, and a dash of luck, to solve the mystery of Dead Man's Hand...
Tickets are £25 a pop plus booking fee and games are played Sunday - Wednesday evenings and weekend afternoons starting at The Grand Union in Farringdon. Your team can have between 3 and 6 players one of which will need a smart phone to get clues and important info to help you through the game.
If that sounds like a hoot you want to be part of, well book tickets here and see their website for more info. Watch your back people, remember this ain't no movie this is real life...
Starts Sat 4th May 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Back in August you may remember the Bob Dylan pop up in Soho, now Jimi Hendix gets his turn through Gered Mankowitz's photography to coincide with the recent release of 'People, Hell & Angels' which features recordings between early 1968 and late 1969, Hendrix's last known recordings before he died. The pop up will exhibit photography of the late guitar genius as well as selling limited edition merchandise, records and feature Fender Plug & Play demo stations. Those keen of getting a copy of the prints might want to go by on the April 6th when Gered Mankowitz will be at the shop to talk about working with Hendrix and signing copies of his prints. Now excuse me, while I kiss the sky.
Jimi Hendrix Pop Up
Mon 1st - Fri 12th April
The store, 8 Ganton Street, W1F 7QP
Monday, 25 March 2013
The ticket ballot is now open for Jameson Cult Film Club's latest event. Taking over Victoria House on Friday 19th April lucky ticket holders will be treated to a chilling screening of the much revered ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. But if you think you're just going along to watch the film, think again!
On arrival you will meet at the FBI's Behavioural Science Unit with case notes pertaining to ‘Buffalo Bill’. Against an eerie backdrop of prison whispers and bleating lambs, you will make your way down to the prison cell housing Hannibal Lecter himself, keeping your wits about you and your hands off the glass at all times.
Next up you'll don your night vision goggles and make Jameson cocktails before fully immersing yourself into the life of Clarice Starling and watching the film. The free ticket ballot is open today on Facebook. Good luck guys!
Fri 19th Apr, 7pm
Victoria House Basement, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Looking for something different to do this week? Then why not check out the RHS London Spring Fair which is celebrating everything nifty 50's. As well as a showcasing of Spring flowers from around the country, swing dancing lessons, live bands and 50's style food there will also be a unique ‘Juniper Bar’ – curated by our friends at The Gin Garden and No.3 London Dry Gin.
The bar will serve up Spring inspired gin cocktail, educational talks on the juniper conservation project and gin-tasting sessions. Styled as an indoor garden the bar will have juniper bushes, blossom trees, a living herb wall and log seating. Talk/gin-tastings will be held at 1pm and 4pm. The 'Juniper Bar' will be open from 4.30pm till 9pm serving cocktails of herbs, spring fruits, lavender, flowers and honey. See you there and get the bloody drinks in!
Tickets from £5
Tues 26th Mar, 10am - 9pm
Thursday, 21 March 2013
This Sunday an operation is underway to raise the awareness of a very serious issue, the fact that suicide is the biggest killer amongst young men...The charity CALM have arranged for the huge billboards on Old Street roundabout to be left in the hands of a collection of graffiti artists who will live paint on the posters transforming the iconic outdoor poster site. There is also going to be DJs, *cough cough BENKILLKILL* and food stalls and the back courtyard area for people to hang out and soak up the good cause.
So come down and check it out, it's all for a good cause. For more info on what CALM do see their website.
Following the event, limited edition prints of the work will be available through Globalstreetart.com with all proceeds going towards the charity. Have fun and help a worthwhile cause - makes sense!
GRAF ARTISTS TAKE OVER OLD STREET FOR CALM
Sun 24th March, 1pm - 3pm
Old Street Roundabout,EC1Y 1BE
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
This is your captains calling and we're saying all aboard the SS Atlantica this Saturday. Oh yes because those of you who do are in for a treat! The SS Atlantica is all ready to set sale once again for a 1930's themed party that will have you thinking you're on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary.
There will be live bands, floorshows, cabaret acts and dancing. So don your finery and get on deck for a Cocktail. Just don't even think about pulling the Rose and Jack routine that was soooo 2001. Tickets cost £20. Aye Aye captain!
Sat 23rd Mar, 8pm - 2am
Silver Sturgeon, Savoy Pier, WC2R
There ain't no party like a Tanqueray Gin party! A modern twist on the traditional Gin palaces of the 19th century, Tanqueray gin will open their own Pop Up Palace fit for all you twenty first century party princes and princesses on 27th and 28th of March.
Listen to live acoustic music and sip specially created gin cocktails as you celebrate the birthday of founder Charles Tanqueray. The event which includes money cant buy gin tasting sessions led by Tom Nichol, the Tanqueray Master Distiller and cocktails created by four s**t hot bartenders.
To be held in Covent Garden's Floral Street it's free to attend and is open throughout the day. Sounds like a cracking plan Stan!
Wed 27th Mar & Thurs 28th Mar, 5pm - 11pm
13 Floral Street, WC2H
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Mastercard holders rejoice the latest priceless event ballot is now open and it's a goodie! Taking place at the V & A the night will be themed around David Bowie and the exhibition into his career which is on show now. Like most of the priceless nights it's free but it goes on a lottery system. We recently went to the Natural History Museum late night event and they put on quite a spread.
This event includes a cocktail and canapé reception, and an exclusive curator introduction followed by a private view. No word as to whether or not Bowie will be in attendance, we can only hope!
Put on those red shoes and dance the blues...To be in with a chance of attending, MasterCard cardholders simply have to register on pricelesslondon.co.uk. Good luck people.
Tues 9th Apr, 6:30pm
V & A Museum, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL
Monday, 18 March 2013
This may disappoint some, but Wilfred Bagshawe's Time Emporium is not actually a real time machine, in fact it is an immersive theatrical experience at the Village Underground in Shoreditch. Many similar experiences leave you the punter as a mere spectator, observing the action unfold, but this promises to be more experiential and allow you to get involved. Following your adventure through time, you will also have entry to the after party with internationally-renowned DJs spinning tunes until 4am.
The action takes place on Saturday 23rd March as you are invited through the shabby entrance of Mr Bagshawe's Victorian shop front. From there, you will visit key events in human history, avoiding danger and attempting to find an ancient artifact. This event has been organised by the team behind Gloucestershire's Winterwell Festival, which this year had a wild west fancy dress theme, so they know a thing or two about dressing up. Wilfred Bagshawe's Time Emporium promises to be something very different than your usual Saturday night out in this part of town or indeed in this century...
Sat 23rd Mar, 8pm
Village Underground,54 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3PQ
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Word up whisky lovers the Singleton Sensorium lands in Soho next week creating the world’s first multi-sensory science experiment into the effect of environment on the taste of whisky. What does that mean? Well it means that on Wednesday and Thursday you will be able to see how sounds, smells, visuals and spaces effect the flavours of The Singleton single malt whisky.
The Singleton Sensorium is part of a wider study ‘Tasting Notes: Assessing the effect of the multisensory atmosphere and ambiance on people’s perception of whisky’, which will be published in September 2013. This event provides an opportunity to take the latest findings from the laboratory and test them in a more realistic (and fun) setting. Want to get involved? Then email Charles Spence at email@example.com to apply with your preferred date. Over 25s only.
Wed 20th Mar - Thurs 21st Mar, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
79 Beak Street, Soho, W1F 9SU
Thursday, 14 March 2013
This weekend the Hoxton Hotel is hosting a pop up market incorporating all of their favourite local brands. The pop up Hoxtown Market will take over the meetings rooms this Saturday and Sunday, and you can expect all kinds of amazing things. Our local vintage store, MINT will be creating a denim room where you will find the owner Jimmy on hand to give advice on how to find the perfect vintage denim, Taj at Bunnies Forever will be showcasing sexy smalls and The Shoe Snob will be selling his dapper footwear. There is a pop up bar from the peeps at the Hoxton Grill with the first drink free plus loads more brands, cakes and DJ's. Hoxtown Market is where it's at this weekend...
Sat 16th Mar - Sun 17th Mar, 12pm - 5pm
The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HU
What would you do say if you were allowed to use a disused pub for one night? Well we'll give you three guesses as to what Pop Up Ping Pong are doing? That's right...darts. No, not darts Ping Pong...along with street food, booze and music. Here's what you need to know, a Hashtagburger with American cheese and a dollop of ketchup and mustard will cost you £7, drinks over at the bar start from £2, it's a fiver in, starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 1am. How's about that then, oh and to get tickets go here. Now go and have fun!
Pop Up Ping Pong
Sat 16th March, 6:30pm - -1:00am
The (Old) Kensington, 54 Russell Gardens, W14 8EZ
Monday, 11 March 2013
First up came the trend for edible cinema, movies matched to food experiences and now things are getting a little crazier...The Gorilla perfumes pop-up in Shoreditch has announced a scented cinema night, that's right they are matching smells with cinema and the movie in question is none other than Labyrinth.
Oh yes you will finally find out what the Bog of Eternal Stench smells like after all those years of wondering, and what fragrance befitted David Bowie as The Goblin King. Want to get involved then RSVP to the Facebook event, it's free and it's BYOB
Wed 13th Mar, 7pm
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DT
On Saturday the 16th March you will all be feeling dreadful, you'll be waking up after spending all night rockin your ass off pretending to be Mick Jagger at our rock n roll night yes? The only sure cure would be to sip some cocktails down that dry and croaky throat of yours. Well luckily for you ‘Sex On The Beach’ launches it's first bi-monthly curated night of art and cocktails at Beach London Gallery that very night.
Tickets are £25 and include a rather awesome exclusive cocktail themed goody bag made up of limited edition, signed screen printed ephemera from this months partners Crispin Finn, right on man. Get yourself there and see one of London's most exciting cocktail waiters making special one-off cocktails too and nibbles from the Food Bomb. Certainly more interesting than a drink in the local.
Sat 16th March, 6pm - 11pm
Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH
Sunday, 10 March 2013
We feel your pain here at Londontheinside yes it's freaking freezing outside and like you we CANNOT wait for some summer BBQ action. To celebrate the end of the sleet and the snow (we hope we haven't spoken too soon!) and to welcome all things sunshine the Maslenitsa Festival or as its also known The Russian Sun Festival will return for its 5th year.
Taking over Trafalgar Square with traditional Russian arts, culture, music and food including the 'blini' a Russian take on the humble pancake, if you didn't have enough already on Shrove Tuesday. Its the largest celebration of its kind outside of Russia and its free too. Let the Sun dance begin!
Sat 16th Mar, 1:30pm
Being from the North we're all too familiar with that feeling of needing another drink when the bar is closing. Back in the day we had Dial A Drink and now we have Moonshine. The new app which costs just 69p and uses your location to show you nearby bars, clubs and pubs that are open and exactly how much time you have before they shut. So the next time you hear the bell ringing at the bar fear not Moonshine "laughs in the face of last orders" or so the website says.
No more nights cut short, just don't use it on a school night or blame us for the hangovers/credit card bills either...
Thursday, 7 March 2013
A film we're looking forward to comes out in cinemas on the 29th March, Good Vibrations is the heartwarming, uplifting real life story of Terri Hooley and his Belfast based record store "Good Vibrations".
When the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city and all of his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city’s nascent underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an Alternative Ulster, to bring his city back to life.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Monkey Shoulder Whisky has announced the return of the sell out For One Night Only events. The events, which took place last year in some pretty cool locations, including the amazing MC Motors will kick off this month at Factory 7 in Shoreditch.
Each night has a theme and this one is horse racing with the Malt Jockey cocktail being served alongside food from Street Kitchen and a few other surprises. Don't go expecting a quiet night 'cos you will get roped into all sorts. But don't worry you'll be racing the horses on scalextric not eating them - phew!
Tickets are just £15 and include 3 free cocktails. There's neigh way you won't be hungover the next day...
Thurs 21st Mar, 6:30pm - 10pm
Factory 7, 13 Hearn Street, EC2A
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
We don't often venture all the way to Putney but last week we made an exception for the opening of The House of Roxy. Just a short walk down Upper Richmond Road, it’s in zone 2 but actually feels like you're in Richmond. On the ground floor is the light, open space which contains the restaurant, but downstairs is where the real fun begins. A small, but lively bar is the real House of Roxy. Exposed brick walls with graffiti style art, a spirit packed bar and magnums of champagne that sit behind a caged wall - dying to be bought or maybe just behind bars because the price is so criminal…
House music fills the space and there’s enough room to bust a few moves, just don’t be going all Gangnam Style. We had the pleasure of trying Xero vodka, a Polish and British collaboration of flavours. The vodka is produced and filtered using only the best techniques in Poland, then in the UK, it is macerated with the finest 100% natural ingredients, which is then bottled and set in a frozen case, meaning the vodka is always perfect to serve. We tried the pear and raspberry flavours which were a little too easy to drink. Shots aside, the cocktail menu is full of complex classics with twist, our favourite had to be Roxy’s Grapevine – a deliciously fruity martini.
Roxy is a good time girl, who will definitely be keeping the punters of Putney very happy.
141 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2TX
Joined by some of our favourite soul sisters we went down to Karaoke Box at Smithfield's for some Saturday night singing action and we loved it. OK so we admit we're definitely not your next Jennifer Lopez or Rihanna but after a few of Karaoke Box's cracking cocktails we definitely thought we could be! With 9,000 songs to choose from you can blast out a bit of Whitney, Ja Rule (yes, yes we have our guilty pleasures!) or some of the Arctic Monkeys...you do have to share the mic's don't be taking along any hoggers!
The venue itself is located in a basement, with no less than 16 rooms kitted out with leather seats and lights on a dimmer to set the mood...come on you gotta turn them down when it comes to those sexy Marvin Gaye numbers. Plus there was even a counter in ours which was great for those ballads, when you need to sit high and sing tall. There's waitress service to the booth to stop you drying out with all that singing and there's pizzas too if you get a bit peckish. Bloody hell what more could you ask for?
Karaoke Box have other venues in Soho and Mayfair too which offer a similar thing. Grab a mic and a bunch of mates and book a booth! Prices start from £20 per hour, split by four and it's cheaper than a gym sesh, and you burn more calories....or perhaps that's just us.
Three London outlets
Monday, 4 March 2013
Gone are the days of carry around heavy guide books and endlessly flicking the pages to find out which hotels it is you want to stay in and restaurants you can eat it. Now to find out what's hot and what's not we have the Internet and what's more when you're on the move we have the app...
Whilst there are tons of lifestyle apps out there, we've recently been tasked with trying one out, introducing Peroni's Vivi in Style. The app features hidden lifestyle and fashion gems which have been written by a host of top bloggers and journalists. We gave it the test of taking us out around HQ one Saturday and we're pretty pleased with the recommendations from coffee at Tina We Salute You to shopping in LN-CC and dinner at Trullo. What's more we even discovered a few things on our doorstep which we never even knew existed - TwentyTwentyOne and Neo at the Barbican.
There's also a handy inspiration section with everything from interviews with top chefs to fashion trend pieces. Oh and it's not just London either they also cover Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol - sorted.
It's free to download on both Apple and Android.
Home to plenty of London’s trendy young professionals, Balham has been in dire need of a decent cocktail joint for a while, so it was no surprise that when we stepped into brand new bar The 3 Monkeys, the place was heaving to capacity.
This cosy venue has plenty to draw in both the locals and Balham newbies; friendly bartenders, a relaxed party vibe and a long cocktail list. And if that’s not enough, for those that have had enough mojitos to get their courage levels up, The Monkey Lounge in the basement offers karaoke by Lucky Voice. Complete with a dressing up box and array of instruments, even the wallflowers of the world will be getting ready to swagger likeJagger along with the best of us.
The cocktails at The 3 Monkeys are top notch, and with over 70 to chose from, you're spoilt for choice. Our undisputed favourite was the Firefly; a lychee-infused, spicy mix of chilli and vodka that packed a fiery punch.
The 3 Monkey guys have also come up with some fun nights to keep the crowds happy every night of week; pop along on a Tuesday when selected tequila cocktails are £3, while the 2ndand 4th Wednesday of each month is Comedy Night. These clever little monkeys really have thought of everything!
The 3 Monkeys, 5 Fernlea Road, SW12 9RT
Friday, 1 March 2013
The Monarch has new owners which sees the people behind Nambucca, FROG, The Flowerpot and The Wheelbarrow take the reins of the famous Camden Town bar and venue. Their opening antics saw a secret show from Folk Punk Superhero FRANK TURNER followed by a DJ set by Justin Young from THE VACCINES who headed to the venue for the DEAP VALLEY after party along with BEN LOVETT and KING CHARLES. Pretty scene-star-setting if you ask us.
'The Monarch promises to be a forward thinking, unpretentious venue with an 'anything-goes' approach to programming, as well as offering tasty, affordable food in a spacious and comfortable pub atmosphere.' I am sure we'll be along soon to bite into a tasty burger. Keep an eye out for the rather tasty looking events they have coming up too...
New team in lads!
The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8BG
To celebrate Craft Beer month, The Garden Gate, in Hampstead have got some of the finest, refreshing and damn right tastiest beers from around the world for you to enjoy.
From Peru to Mexico, San Francisco to New York and all across Europe, come and sit in the sun garden and take a trip around the world of beer.
Our top beers include;
1. Anchor Steam, San Francisco 4.8%
2. Delirium Tremens, Belgium 8.5%
3. Chimay Blue, Belgium 9%
Not forgetting the ladies they have 3 fruit beers as well ranging from Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry. No excuses go and enjoy some beer at this great little pub. Craft Beer month runs the whole of March.
14 South End Rd, Hampstead, NW3 2QE