Author Archives: Hayles

About Hayles

Living in and loving London, I like to cram in as much as possible. I have a lot of different hobbies which I start on a whim and most of the time abandon for something else! My current interests include film, TV, music, comedy, art, photography, theatre and finding new yummy food establishments. Mostly I just love to experience the many joys and wonders that London offers. I started this blog to help me remember what I've actually done at the end of each year, but now I actually really enjoy writing and sharing what I hope is funny and/or useful information.

Night in Holborn (Bounce)

Bounce is the “home of ping pong” based over by Holborn Circus, (but Chancery Lane tube is closer).  It’s a fun place for groups who feel like drunkenly trying to hit ping pong balls in a crowded room.  You can … Continue reading

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Night in Hoxton (Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, San Cisco)

A while ago I saw little Aussie band San Cisco, who were introduced to me by an Aussie friend.  The band are from Western Australia and built up a huge following there, ending up on Triple J’s Hottest 100, before … Continue reading

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Night in Kings Cross (Scala, Walk the Moon)

Scala is one of those historic and legendary-venues-turned-music-venue.  Originally opening in 1920 as a cinema with a 20-piece orchestra, it barely survived the Blitz and was reopened in the 50’s screening movies.  They went on to dabble in live music too in … Continue reading

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Night in Shoreditch (Musical Bingo, Pizza East, Concrete)

I’ve been to the wonder that is Musical Bingo twice now, it’s truly awesome.  Let me start by bursting the stereotype bingo bubble…no, they don’t use numbers, sad phrases like “two sitting sucks, 22” nor will you find any sweet … Continue reading

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Day in Shoreditch (Tramshed Restaurant)

Tramshed restaurant, Shoreditch – Part of the Hix Restaurant group, Tramshed is the place to go…if you like chicken, or steak.  There were three of us and unfortunately we didn’t book but we were directed towards the bar to have … Continue reading

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Night in Shoreditch (XOYO, Friendly Fires)

12th December: A serious subject now on preventing suicide.  English indietronica band, Friendly Fires hosted a special event ‘For Adam’ for their friend Adam Connolly who tragically took his own life in November 2012. Held in popular Shoreditch nightclub, XOYO, … Continue reading

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Day in East London (Poppies and Whitechapel Gallery)

Looking for a cheap day out in London town?  Well there is plenty to see around the Spitafields and Brick Lane area if you’re up for a walkabout.  On a Sunday you can start at Spitafields Market if you’d like … Continue reading

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Night in Camden (Barfly – La Femme)

Thursday 8th November: Well what to say about La Femme?  They are quite unique, so it’s more difficult than I thought.  Let’s start with a description of the band: French Snazzy dressers (of course) Serious Seriously fun The music: Strange … Continue reading

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Night in Kings Cross (Simmons Bar)

Saturday 27th November 2012: (yes I know this post is a little late but better late than never!) What’s your favourite time of year?  Christmas?  Spring, Summer, your birthday?  All wrong.  It’s HALLOWEEEEEEEEEN!  For some reason (my counselor could probably … Continue reading

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Night in Balham (Firefly, Exhibit, The Clarence)

Saturday 20th October: I’m definitely more of a North/East London type when it comes to going out for some drinks, but sometimes, you just have to stay local and enjoy whatever it has to offer.  So first stop was Firefly, … Continue reading

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