The Pineapple Pub, Kentish Town


The Pineapple Pub, although hidden away in a backstreet and mainly known to locals, was voted Best Pub in Kentish Town by the Londonist and that already speaks for itself. If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon this gem then you won’t be disappointed. The pub is cosy with a well equipped bar featuring a huge selection of local beers and ales at the front and a nice conservatory in the back. For hot days there’s a lovely little beer garden which is home to special events and beer festivals – and on cold days you can warm yourself at the fireplace. On Mondays there’s a pub quiz and live bands and comedians are invited on a regular basis. On top of that they’re serving some of the best Thai food you’ll ever find outside of Thailand and all at a very reasonable price. Plus they have two pub cats ūüôā

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Sunday Roast @The Pig & Butcher, Angel


Yesterday we’ve been to the Pig & Butcher in Angel to try their famous Sunday Roast and we can honestly say we’ve been blown away. The pub is known for their amazing cuisine and the roast was indeed marvellous. Everything on that plate was just super delicious, from the high-quality and super tasty meat to the roasted potatoes and vegetables bursting with flavour and the massive Yorkshire pudding.The portions were so big that we couldn’t fit in a dessert – which is a shame because they were probably just as good as the main!

Although the pub was buzzing with customers the service was quick and very friendly. We were lucky enough to get a table in the back of the restaurant where it’s a lot quieter and less busy than in the front. Our meal was accompanied by a couple of beers from their outstanding selection of ales and lagers and we would have loved sampling more drinks – if we hadn’t been so stuffed from the meal! There’s not much left to say apart from we’ll definitely be back and can seriously recommend this pub!

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Street Food @Tottenham Social


Since June 2015, Craving Coffee in Tottenham is inviting the best street food places in London to open 3 night pop-ups in their cafe. Every Thursday to Saturday from 6pm onwards, you can enjoy tasty and diverse meals from all over the world while sipping special themed cocktails or your favourite craft beer. The atmosphere is super laid back so pop over for yummy food and a relaxed evening.

Future Pop-Ups:

 

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Familia @ EGG London


Familia returns to EGG tomorrow night and the line up is nothing but impressive. Senso Sounds head-honcho Oliver Huntemann – one of my longtime personal favourites – will be joined by Brazilian rising star Victor Ruiz who is coming to London for his very first UK gig.

The Terrace will be headlined by Drumcode’s Timmo, another new face that’s promising fresh sounds and driving beats. The Loft will be taken over by Thesaurus with Critical Damage, VanDi and Alek Mater.

Altogether expect a lush techno bonanza in one of London’s most acclaimed venues. Tickets are available here.

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10 FREE Summer Activities in London!


London can be a daunting experience for our credit cards and most of us only survive life in this city by desperately trying not to spend more money than absolutely necessary. And of course, there are lots of cool activities that don’t cost a thing – visiting the various free museums alone could keep you busy for weeks! But with summer on our doorstep we have compiled a list of 10 summery activities that let you enjoy the warm weather without having to sacrifice your last valuables or skip dinner for the next few months!

  1. Check out the world’s oldest¬†dinosaur sculptures¬†at Crystal Palace Park.

  2. Relax in one of the picturesque parks where you’ll find ponds, nature trails and cute cottages. On Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath you’ll have one of the best views of the city!

  3. Go deer-spotting in Richmond Park! Richmond by itself is a beautiful little town and well worth a tour on a sunny day.

  4. See real farm animals at one of the various city farms, for example at Mudchute or Vauxhall.

  5. Scroll along Southbank and take in the street artists and performers.

  6. Visit Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing a Guard ceremony.

  7. Wander about Camden Market and the Stables Market and breathe in the atmosphere.

  8. Spend a lazy afternoon with live music and coffee & tea at Daylight Music at the Union Chapel.

  9. Head up to the Sky Garden for panoramic views of the city!

  10. Take a spooky walk along the monuments of Highgate Cemetery.

 

The Bull & Last, Kentish Town


I’ve been living in Kentish Town for 4 years now and go for a stroll in Hampstead Heath almost every day. Yet to the present day I have never managed to check out the Bull & Last. This gastropub, located conveniently just opposite the Parliament Hill entrance to the Heath, has one of the best reputations in the area for its seasonal menu, drink selection and fantastic service. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that you have to wait a couple of weeks to book a table at the weekend…

We were lucky enough to get a table this weekend and after a night out partying we made our way there for a well deserved, hangover curing Saturday lunch. Breaking news first? The lunch did in fact cure my hangover.

The Bull & Last is a lovely venue with a real pub feeling to it.The bar is well stocked with a good selection of ales and ciders from small, independent breweries, the walls are decorated with stuffed animals and tankards and the whole place has a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Although we arrived early at 12pm most tables were already taken and the place was buzzing with families and children, dog walkers, couples and groups of friends.

We started off the meal with a Bloody Mary and this Bloody Mary was, I kid you not, the best drink I’ve had in a long time. An aromatic, spicy drink, neither too strong nor too bland, garnished with some pepper and celery. We went on to try some of the ales and cider to go along with the food. We went for a pretty standard choice, beef burger and fries and fish and chips. The vegetarian choices are limited, especially if you don’t like fish. The food was tasty and the service was super quick. Our waitress was absolutely lovely, very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu but at the same time super easygoing and joking away with us as if we had known each other for a long time.

To sum this up, we had a lovely lunch and felt well looked after at the Bull & Last. I was more impressed by the laid-back atmosphere and the outstanding service than the quality of the food but I’d definitely be willing to give the grub another try. The food is quite pricey with mains ranging from ¬£15-¬£30 but the portions were huge and they only use fresh ingredients, which you can definitely taste. Altogether, I can definitely recommend this place and if it’s only for a quiet pint after a long walk at the Heath.

 

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Happy Halloween!!


Happy Halloween people!! Here’s some tips for spooky activities in London this weekend!

Horror movie classic Halloween is being shown tonight only in a few selected cinemas, for example at ODEON Camden or Holloway! For a full listing of all participating cinemas, click here. If you’re in for a more extraordinary film experience, check this out: In Shoreditch, you can watch scary films while relaxing in a hot tub sipping a drink of your choice, and in Portobello Pop-up Cinema in Notting Hill you’ll have a hell of a time watching scary movies in their outdoor cinema.

If you plan on spending Halloween with your children, why not head down to London Zoo? It’s always a great experience for the whole family and extra for Halloween they’ve come up with some fun activities going on over the whole of the weekend!

Of course there’s plenty of Halloween themed pub and club nights going on; almost every London venue is hosting their very own party. Just check out your favourite’s website and get ready for jelly shots, costume contests and live gigs! These are my picks for awesome Halloween fun:
If you’re in for an all-nighter then come down to XOYO , their Bugged Out….! party night is always fun and tonight’s Halloween special won’t be any different. Or head down to the almighty EGG Club on York Way and rave to some Berlin inspired dance music. If you prefer pop and rock music, then the Phoenix on Cavendish Square close to Oxford Circus might be right for you. Or you give yourself the whole nine yards and check out the Halloween weekender at The Four Quarters – mad fun on a budget that is!

No matter where you go and what you’ll be up to this weekend, I hope it’ll be fun and you’ll have a blast. Now put on that spooky costume and happy Halloween, everyone!


Fr√∂hliches Halloween, euch allen!! Hier gibt’s einige Tips f√ľr gespenstische Aktivit√§ten an diesem Wochenende in London!

Der Horrorfilm-Klassiker Halloween wird nur heute Abend in einigen ausgew√§hlten Kinos auf gro√üer Leinwand gezeigt, zum Beispiel im ODEON in Camden oder in Holloway. Eine Liste aller teilnehmenden Kinos findet ihr hier. Falls es euch nach einem etwas abgefahrenerem Kino-Erlebnis gel√ľstet, k√∂nnt ihr euch in Shoreditch Horrorfilme ansehen, w√§hrend ihr in einem Whirlpool sitzt und ein Getr√§nk eurer Wahl schl√ľrft; oder ihr zieht euch im Portobello Pop-up Kino klassische Gruselfilme unter freiem Himmel rein.

Falls ihr¬† das Halloween-Wochenende mit euern Kindern verbringen m√∂chtet, kann ich den Zoo nur w√§rmstens empfehlen! Der ist immer ein tolles Erlebnis f√ľr jung und alt und besonders f√ľr Halloween hat man sich hier eine Reihe lustiger Aktivit√§ten ausgedacht, die √ľber das gesamte Wochenende laufen.

Nat√ľrlich stehen auch jede Menge Halloweenparties an. Beinahe jeder Pub and jeder Club hier in London veranstaltet eine eigene Party, also schaut einfach mal auf die Website eurer Lieblingsbar und macht euch bereit f√ľr Jelly Shots, Kost√ľmwettbewerbe und Live Musik. Hier ist meine Auswahl der besten Halloweenparties:
Falls euch der Sinn nach einer ganzen Nacht durchfeiern steht, dann ab ins XOYO. Deren Bugged Out…! Clubnacht ist immer ein Erlebnis und das heutige Halloween-Spezial wird keine Ausnahme sein. Oder ihr macht euch auf zum besten aller Clubs hier in London, dem allm√§chtigen EGG Club in der N√§he von Kings Cross, und zappelt die Nacht durch zu feinstem Berlin-House. Falls ihr doch eher auf Pop und Rockmusik aus seid, k√∂nnte der Phoenix in Cavendish Square beim Oxford Circus das Richtige f√ľr euch sein. Oder ihr gebt euch die volle Breitseite und macht aus dieser Nacht ein ganzes Wochenende voller irrwitziger Ideen zu guten Preisen im Four Quarters in Peckham.

Ganz egal, wof√ľr ihr euch entscheidet, ich hoffe, ihr habt Spa√ü und eine richtig gute Zeit. Jetzt fix verkleidet und dann ab auf die Piste – happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween