Erdinger Oktoberfest @Greenwich


Get a taste of Germany’s most famous festival in a picturesque London location. Overlooking the river and Canary Wharf, a large tent with adjacent beer garden has been set up selling authentic German beer and specialities such as sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels. The whole experience is complete with cute little souvenir shops and a funfair. The festival is on every Thursday to Sunday until 22nd October. Ticket prices start from ┬ú5 and can be bought here.

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Kings Head Private Members Club


It is as secret as you can get. But guess what… ClubCat will share the secret with you ­čÖé

Hidden in the depths of Kingsland Road, end of Shoreditch, there is a corner of an abandoned building. As if an old barber shop, but everyone knows that everything that starts with ‘Kings’, and has a certain body part in the name, as ‘Arms’ or ‘Head’, must be a pub.

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Well, this corner is neither of those two. It is one of the craziest houses you might ever enter. It has the ‘Polar Bear’ room, a club, the ‘Rocky’ room, a bar with a tiger jumping out of it, the ‘Office’ room and the Bathroom (a real one and the glass one with peacocks and lions inside). Quick to mention that the animals aren’t alive! However, all the taxidermies are real.

The owner has an undeniable sense of style and the ability to transform a most ordinary room into something ‘wow’. Rocky owns seven venues around East London and each one of them has its specific strong style and design. However, guess which one is his favorite…

Putting all his heart and most of the investments, Rocky makes sure there’s always a new member of the ‘family’ added to the Kings Head. From hundreds of species of butterflies to giraffes, to the rare snow leopards and rhinos, the members club is a home for all.

As you buzz the ring, expect to enter a small, intimate space and be greeted by a big, tall man. Quite intimidating, as it should be. After getting the approval to proceed through the curtain, you can instantly feel like home. Well, a quite strange home.

The ground floor is centered around an impressive bar, offering any cocktail on any menu, comfy seats in the restaurant area, and a dance floor with a DJ booth, reminding a bears’ cave.

The Club

Only one floor down, on the weekends you can experience proper underground – deep house, techno, acid house and dance music DJ’s come to please the rare and diverse crowd that Kings Head is known for.

The Polar Bear Room

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Try guessing why is it called like this. A giant polar bear is a great attraction to take pictures or to actually get an idea of how would a real one look like. Not to mention that athe experience of dining with a polar bear is not something everyone can brag about!

The room is the largest one in the venue, has its own bar and impressive atmosphere. Great for larger groups parties, drinks reception, and other events.

The Butterfly Room

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Have you ever seen anything like it? Landed on the second floor, these butterflies must’ve seen quite a lot happening here. Great for friends and families lunch and dinners or just a cheeky evening drink.

The Rocky Room

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Named by the name of the owner, and owning his heart, this room is the most special one. Lions, panthers, leopards, tigers, a giraffe and monkeys… Doesn’t sound like the best place to enjoy the steak!

However, this room can turn into a breathtaking place for your Christmas dinner. The animals, antique candles, and gold patterns create a scene from a movie. No doubt, the unique atmosphere can turn anything into a one-time experience.

It’s not surprising that Kings Head Members Club is often used for private events as fashion shows, photoshoots, themed parties or shooting films.

The access to all of the above is only for the members and their selected friends. All the information about the club rules, memberships and further requests you can find on their page: http://www.thekingshead-london.com/content/club-rules

Or by email:  ashley@thekingshead-london.com

 

 

The Lion & Lamb|Hoxton


Everyone on the East Side of London knows that the question of where to go to eat, have a beer, or go out, ends with the answer… Hoxton. Sometimes it is a lot of fun to go from one place to another, meet some friends there, and there, and some new people everywhere. That’s what Hoxton all about, isn’t it?

For some, it is. For ClubCat it is important to feel like home. In a sense that all your friends are in one place, you can all have some food, one or more drinks and then party till the dawn.

Try to search ‘The Lion & Lamb’ in Google, Facebook or anywhere on the internet. The place has a minimal publicity apart the events calendar and the location. Simply because it doesn’t need it. The word of mouth is the best promotion, and my, oh my, people talk about this place!

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Being and empty space in an awesome area, over the last few years it underwent a lot of changes and had different purposes: an art gallery, an East-end boozer, and an underground club. The Lion & Lamb now has it all.

Over a year ago, a group of London-based, experienced, modern-thinking promoters, DJ’s, producers opened up this place to hide from the commercialised Shoreditch. Its purpose is to unite the community of the artists. And… the music!

18195136_1318648288221306_3025935670600382213_nLion & Lamb is set to become a favourite destination for creative people and music lovers in the area.┬áThe plans are big. For now, let’s keep its secrecy and talk about what’s on.

Tonight: Alex Arnout and Clive Henry (DC-10)

23rd September Saturday 20/20 vision @The Lion&Lamb 

With: Ralph Lawson | Jonny Rock |Bobby Pleasure

Tickets here.

24th September Sunday | Craig Richards & Friends with One Records

Tickets.

See you there!

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The Thirsty Bear, Southwark


For a whole lot of reasons this pub is one of my favourite places in London – located close to Waterloo and London Bridge station it’s always in easy reach and a great destination after showing the city to visiting friends, the burgers are absolute top class and the best in London (probably among the best in the world!) and if that wasn’t enough already they also serve quality beers and ciders – and the taps are right on your table so you can pour your own pint! Furthermore the staff at the Thirsty Bear pub are always nothing but lovely and very helpful, there are massive screens showing the footy (and various other sports) and the usual pub games, table football, pool and dart, are not missing either. This place is perfect to stop by at after a sightseeing tour or a stroll along the Southbank for a nice, filling burger and some great beers among friends. There really isn’t much more to say apart from – go and check out what all the hype is about!

The Thirsty Bear

The best burgers in town!

Thirsty Bear Beer Tap

Beer taps to draw your own pint.

Richmond Park :)


Took advantage of the stunning weather and headed down to Richmond Park for a walk in the largest Royal Park. Although it’s November already it was a beautifully sunny day and got quite warm in the bright sun! It’s always a bit of a mission to make it down to Richmond from where I live in North London, especially over the weekend with all the tourists and whole tube and overground lines closed due to engineering works, but it was totally worth it! Here are some shots from today:

Habe das zauberhafte Wetter genutzt f├╝r einen Spaziergang im gr├Â├čten k├Âniglichen Park hier in London, dem Richmond Park. Obwohl schon November war es ein wundervoll sonniger Tag und wurde recht warm in der prallen Sonne! Es ist zwar immer ein ziemlicher Aufwand, von meiner Wohnung im Norden Londons nach Richmond zu kommen, besonders am Wochenende mit all seinen Touristen und f├╝r Inspektion geschlossenen Bahnlinien, aber das Ganze war die Umst├Ąnde absolut wert! Hier einige Schnappsch├╝sse von meinem Ausflug:

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Sober Weekend….!!


I’ve decided to start this semester with a little detox – for one month I won’t touch cigarettes, alcohol, anything containing caffeine and meat! Which obviously makes passing a fun weekend in London with all its pubs and drunken awesomeness quite difficult! So here’s my guide to a great sober weekend in London!

Ich habe mich dazu entschieden, dieses Semester mit einer Art Entgiftungstherapie zu beginnen – einen Monat lang werde ich weder rauchen, noch Alkohol trinken, Koffein konsumieren oder Fleisch essen! Das macht es offensichtlich ziemlich schwierig, in London ein gutes Wochenende zu verbringen mit all seinen Pubs und beschwipster Heiterkeit. Deshalb nun hier meine Anleitung zu einem tollen und vollkommen n├╝chternen Wochenende in London!

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Searching the internet shows that this is quite a common issue in London, people giving up alcohol for a month and then desperately look for things to do. Someone has even set up a website about it.
London undoubtedly is a renowned centre of culture and history and its list of museums is long and diverse. Museums in London don’t just involve the massive ones everyone knows – such as the Science or Natural History Museum or the V&A – there are lots of smaller, independent places, the Charles Dickens Museum, the Cartoon Museum and the Scotland Yard Crime Museum to name but a few. The Telegraph has put together a list of the 50 best unusual London museums. So if you’re not drinking it’s a great idea to spend the day in a museum of your choice!

You’ll probably be hungry afterwards and thank God London is full of choice if it comes to eating out, even if you’re a (temporary) vegetarian as I am right now. My favourite vegetarian dine-outs are definitely those small traditional Indian places in the suburbs where you get proper and affordably priced Indian cuisine. TimeOut and the Evening Standard have published lists with the best vegetarian restaurants in London; I might check out some of those places over the next few weeks too!

If the weather is good – and luckily we’ve had the most stunning autumn ever so far – then why not go for a walk in London (guided or not) or take some Boris Bikes and cycle the city? Stop by at a cafe and indulge yourself in cake and sweets – after all, it’s the weekend, isn’t it?

And why don’t you go and watch a play or a musical? London is full of theatres and tickets don’t necessarily have to be expensive. Or go to the movies like in the good old days – that’s what I’m going to do today! Beautiful, sober weekend everyone!


Wenn man das Internet durchsucht, merkt man, dass das gar kein so ungew├Âhnliches Thema ist, Leute, die f├╝r einen Monat auf Alkohol verzichten und verzweifelt nach Besch├Ąftigung suchen. Jemand hat sogar eine Website zu diesem Thema erstellt.
London ist zweifellos ein renommiertes Kultur- und Geschichtszentrum und die Liste der Museen ist lang und vielf├Ąltig. Zu den Museen in London geh├Âren nicht nur die gro├čen und bekannten – wie beispielsweise das Science oder das Natural History Museum oder das V&A – es gibt eine Menge kleinerer und unabh├Ąngiger Museen, das Charles Dickens Museum zum Beispiel, das Cartoon Museum oder das Scotland Yard Crime Museum, um nur eine kleine Auswahl zu nennen. Der Telegraph hat eine Liste der besten 50┬á ungew├Âhnlichen Museen zusammengestellt! Wenn ihr also nicht trinken wollt, verbringt doch den Tag in einem Museum eurer Wahl!

Nach dem Museumsbesuch werdet ihr vermutlich hungrig sein und Gott sei Dank bietet London eine gro├če Auswahl an Gastst├Ątten aller Art, selbst wenn ihr, so wie ich, (momentan) Vegetarier seid. F├╝r mich sind die besten vegetarischen Restaurants ganz sicher diese kleinen, traditionell indischen Restaurants, die man in den Vororten findet und wo man echte und preiswerte indische K├╝che bekommt. TimeOut und der Evening Standard haben Listen mit den besten vegetarischen Restaurants Londons herausgebracht, einige davon werde ich ├╝ber die n├Ąchsten Wochen wohl selbst mal ausprobieren!

Falls das Wetter mitspielt – und gl├╝cklicherweise hatten wir bis jetzt wirklich den besten Herbst aller Zeiten – warum dann nicht zu einem Spaziergang ansetzen oder einer F├╝hrung oder ihr leiht euch ein paar “Boris Bikes” und erkundet London mit dem Fahrrad? Legt einen Zwischenstop in einem der unz├Ąhligen Caf├ęs ein und g├Ânnt euch Kuchen und S├╝├čen – immerhin ist es Wochenende, oder etwa nicht?

Und wieso geht ihr nicht ins Theater oder seht euch ein Musical an?┬á In London gibt’s Theater wie Sand am Meer und die Tickets m├╝ssen nicht unbedingt teuer sein. Oder ihr geht ins Kino wie in den guten alten Tagen – das ist es, was ich heute vorhabe! Sch├Ânes, n├╝chternes Wochenende euch allen!