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One way to spend a weekend in London

There are worst ways to spend a weekend than this. STEP ONE: SATURDAY LUNCHTIME. Head to your nearest excellent North London boozer for pints of guest ale and pork scratchings made on site. They are THE WORST THINGS YOU CAN PUT INTO YOUR BODY (bar blue WKD perhaps) but they taste oh so fucking good. MMMMM COME TO ME SALTY PORK FAT. STEP TWO: SATURDAY NIGHT Grab your mates, jump on the tube and head to the Southbank for cocktails and LOLZ (fyi, the Concrete Bar by the Hayward Gallery at the  ...

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Culture, Events, London, Music, South, Theatre

Festival of Neighbourhood Finale at The Southbank Centre

All Summer the wonderful Southbank Centre has been running a Festival of Neighbourhood, crammed to the hilt and teeming with events, performances and workshops all linked by the theme of neighbourhood, bringing the folk and communities of London closer together. Choirs, bake sales, crafting, gardening, country dancing- you name it.  The Southbank Centre is such a beacon in the Arts world, celebrating what it is to be human and express oneself through art and community at all times, with so  ...

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Restaurant Reckoning: The Mug House

When I was a wee bairn I practically wore out my VHS copy of Oliver!  There was pretty much nothing I didn’t love about that film, batey Mr Bumble bellowing “ONE BOYYYYYYYYYYYY BOYYYYY FOR SAAAAAAAALE”, the Artful Dodger’s opening gambit, “Ain’tcha never seen a toff?” (which I can verify from experience, does not work well as a chat-up line) and the way Bill Sykes hollers “BULLSEYE. CAM ‘ERE” (is it a bit weird that I fancy Oliver  ...

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