Tag Archives: London

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 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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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 Shoreditch (Cargo and Drunken Monkey)

Saturday 6th October: Probably my quickest review ever: Cargo – don’t go unless you like paying extortionate prices for drinks, in a warehouse, surrounded by “out-of-towners” who are also idiots.  Shame, because it’s actually a cool-looking venue. Drunken Monkey – … Continue reading

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Night in Great Portland Street (229 the Venue)

Wednesday 3rd October 2012: As amazing as London is, sometimes there are those nights that just stand out (and those you want to forget).  This was one of the former.  It was hump day but rather than rushing home to … Continue reading

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Night in Camden (Gilgamesh)

Saturday 25th August: Think Camden is just about punk rock, Goths and markets?  Think again.  It also plays host to a few fine culinary delights too, including the contemporary Pan-Asian Gilgamesh, it is a great all-rounder for those looking for … Continue reading

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