Surely, London must be the world capital of things pretending to be other things. There’s a bar masquerading as a detective agency, a restaurant that thinks its a circus, and a karaoke, pizzeria and cocktail bar themed entirely around ex-Italian premier and celebrated womaniser Silvio Berlusconi. The latest addition is 1940s-themed underground cocktail bar Cahoots, which seems […]
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Curious London is all about the best things to do in London, so to celebrate its new #RenegadesWanted campaign Jeep recently approached me to ask if I fancied reviewing some bad-ass activities on the blog. As a famous bad-ass (*cough*), it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Do, Indoors, Mums, Organised Fun, £££ / central London, classical, dates, going out, Live Music, London Coliseum, Music, Opera, Performing arts, review, theatre, things to do, west end / 1 Comment
Opera is having a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. The English National Opera, who performs at the splendid, 111 year old London Coliseum, has been quietly modernising the art form, sexing up its shows with glamorous singers and overhauling its costume department. Word is slowly getting out, but the vast majority of my fellow […]
Last night I went to The Generation of Z, the brand new live action show that drags its audience kicking and screaming through an old warehouse in Whitechapel a post-apocalyptic world.
As we wound through the eerily quiet, bright white corridors of Bermondsey’s Biscuit Factory, we wondered if the afternoon’s adventure had already begun. We were on our way to Lockd, a newish escape game in South London that promised to challenge our wits, Crystal Maze-style, and take our minds off the tragic reality of imminent work after a […]
Nathan Sawaya, the artist behind the Old Truman Brewery’s wildly popular The Art of the Brick exhibition, has made some pretty cool stuff out of Lego over the years. He is also – it must be said – a bit of a dick, but don’t let that stop you from going to see his work before it’s […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Do, Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, £££ / central London, cocktails, dates, desserts, drinking, going out, puddings, quirky, quirky dates, Soho, special occasions, things to do, unusual, west end / 1 Comment
“What did this place used to be?” I asked the bartender at the newly opened Basement Sate, which looked horribly familiar. “It was The Player bar before,” he said. “You knew it?” “Ah,” I said. I’d accidentally ended up there once at the grim, bitter end of night out, and left 20 minutes later when […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Do, Drink, Indoors, Mates, Organised Fun, £££ / burlesque, cabaret, central London, cocktails, covent garden, dates, going out, London, quirky, quirky dates, special occasions, things to do, unusual, west end / 1 Comment
Sundays are boring. I usually spend mine monging out in my vastest and least alluring pants, hatefully eyeing the enormous pile of ironing that inevitably accumulates over the course of the week. It was nice, therefore, to buck the trend a few weeks ago and round off the weekend with a champagne-soaked evening at the Rosewood […]
Emily Gibson / Chill, Dates, Do, Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mums, Organised Fun, ££ / cocktails, dates, dining, dining out, eating out, going out, London, Notting Hill Gate, pop-ups, quirky, quirky dates, restaurants, review, things to do, unusual, west London / 4 Comments
This time last week I was on my way to a blogger dinner at The Little Yellow Door, a new Notting Hill pop-up that promised a house party vibe without – presumably – the possibility of Blink 182 coming on, or the constant threat of your parents coming home from the pub and force-feeding everyone […]
It’s rare to experience both excitement and fear before a spa day, but Banya No. 1, London’s foremost – and indeed only – Russian spa, is a bit of a special case. I was really looking forward to experiencing an authentic banya, but I was also afraid of being stripped naked, beaten senseless with birch logs […]