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 £5 and can be bought here.
It is as secret as you can get. But guess what… ClubCat will share the secret with you 🙂
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.
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.
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
Lion & Lamb is set to become a favourite destination for creative people and music lovers in the area. The plans are big. For now, let’s keep its secrecy and talk about what’s on.
23rd September Saturday 20/20 vision @The Lion&Lamb
With: Ralph Lawson | Jonny Rock |Bobby Pleasure
24th September Sunday | Craig Richards & Friends with One Records
See you there!
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is one of the Hoxton originals and has been the center of action since 2001. It is a vital part of the scene and the definition of what Hoxton is all about – a combination of great food, drinks and arts. Together with the home inspired flavors it offers an experience of some wicked performances, including acts by Major Lazer, Foals and Florence & The Machine.
April 22, 2016, the heart of East London’s food scene became home to a new place! Although Smokey Tails opened only a little bit more than a year ago, this gem spreads its vibes all around the city.
Inspired by the home-cooked food, secret recepies and a funky design, the place gives the opportunity to feel like in the childhood home of… Seth Troxler.
Not sure if the man needs an introduction. Seth Troxler has not only been dominating the music scene but he also LOVES some BBQ ribs and a nice healthy chocolate smoothie 🙂
He loves it so much that he decided to open a restaurant, inspired by his secret family BBQ sauce recipe which’s main ingredient… love.
Three-time AD’s winner, named a potential culinary nemesis, Seth definitely has a strict quality check and high standards, when it comes to food… and music. The world’s famous DJ is also a lover of art and photography and always supports the artists.
It happened that he came across the works of Normski. He felt an immediate connection and selected 16 photographs to be exhibited in his restaurant in Shoreditch. Having an outstanding portfolio gathered for almost thirty years, Normski always makes sure to capture the moments that are left unnoticed. The selected photographs each tell a story of their time with a positive vision and iconic outlook of varying people, places, events and culture.
Tales of Normski Photography Exhibition
Opening night Wed 6th Sept 2017 – 6pm – 10pm
Open to public daily from midday 7th Sept – 2nd Oct 2017
Smokey Tails 2– 4 Hoxton Square London N1 6NU.
The entry is FREE. RSVP here : https://www.facebook.com/events/158797751369330/
Or email: email@example.com
So who’s Normski (aka Norman Anderson)?
If you happen to be out in Shoreditch and see a crazy person jumping behind the decks, that’s him. Meaning crazy in the best way possible.
You can hear him every Friday on Hoxton FM, hosting his radio show Get.Tronic… for the love of music.
You can also see him in the wicked ninety’s show called Dance Energy, bouncing around dressed like a ninja, crashing into a weather program, asking the forecast for his house. And guess what… the storm is kicking! As a BBC television representer, Normski had some cool things going on… one thing is sure – he never lacks energy.
You name it – he’s probably done it. For over three decades, Normski gained a profile in the field of music, television, photography, fashion and journalism. Many know him as a multitalented master of London’s culture.
The passion for photography ignited at the age of thirteen and soon became an obsession. Always carrying his camera, Normski never misses a good shot. If it would be a portrait of a friend, a stranger or a wild fox digging in the garbage; a picture a building, puddle or a fence. He sees things differently. It is not only things anymore – it’s a story.
Combining his talents for vision and music, Normski’s photographic credits have flown the world. In September 2003 he staged ‘Hip Odyssey‘ a prolific show of his urban street culture photography at the Proud Gallery and his photographs were used at the V+A ‘Black Britain’ exhibition.
You can see and purchase his works here.
Or pop into Smokey Tails and see the selection of top 16 right in front of you. Might get lucky and bump into Seth or Normski himself 🙂
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.
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 Carpenters Arms in Fitzrovia, conveniently located just off Tottenham Court Road in-between Warren Street and Goodge Street station, is a very British pub with all its ups and downs. They sell a nice selection of ales and lagers as well as some decent wines and cocktails. The food menu is clearly aimed at students from nearby UCL with meaty and filling pub dishes and a very reasonably priced sandwich menu for lunch.
To put some icing on the cake, The Carpenters Arms has a lovely roof terrace tucked away from the buzz of Tottenham Court Road so you get to enjoy some peace and quiet here. Patio heaters make sure you don’t get cold during your night out but make sure you arrive early as the place gets pretty packed once the clock hits beer o’clock.
Of course none of this is particularly new or groundbreaking but if you’re in for a solid British pub serving traditional pub grub and an excellent selection of drinks then this is for you.