Category Archives: Bar

Night in Stoke Newington (Birthdays)

So burgers are a bit of a thing at the moment aren’t they?  It seems everyone has a recommendation for the best-new-place-with-a-twist to eat one.  I’ve been around burger town and I feel a bit of a pro now.  For … Continue reading

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Night in Chinatown (Opium Bar)

Like ‘hidden’ bars that have a bouncer with a clipboard?  Then Opium Bar is a good start…but don’t think that this is the usual wannabe, pretentious bar because the staff are actually nice and know what they’re doing. We went … Continue reading

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Nights at Oxjam (Shoreditch and Angel)

I attended two of Oxfam’s Oxjam festivals recently, it’s always nice to do something for charity, especially when there’s music involved…win-win! Both nights were quite different, one being DJ sets in a hot room and the other being live bands … Continue reading

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Night in Clapham (Pepper Tree, Picturehouse Cinema)

It’s not often you can tick off two of your favourite things for a night out, but Thai food and a movie deal?  Sign me up! Pepper Tree is one of those canteen-style restaurants where you have to awkwardly twist … Continue reading

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Night in Camden (Silks and Spice, Spiritual Caparinha Bar)

Why has it taken this long for me to find out about Yum Cha?  I’m sure everyone else in the world already knows how good it is, but I’m recommending Silks and Spice Yum Cha in Camden as it was … Continue reading

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Night in Hoxton (Queen of Hoxton)

Queen of Hoxton is a great all-rounder and it’s massive, so technically there should be enough room for everyone, but it’s always packed at weekends, so get there early! QOH is like three places in one; in the basement they … Continue reading

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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 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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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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