Big Smoke Boredom

Archive for the ‘Cheap’ Category

Glamour Glaze doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

What do doughnuts and London Fashion week have in common…Glamour?

I love doughnuts, they are probably one of my mine and my girlfriend’s favourite treats to indulge ourselves in when we are feeling bad.

Krispy Kreme’s are the crack cocaine of doughnuts and Glamour magazine have teamed up with them to produce the Autumn / Winter 2011 Glamour Glaze range of doughnuts billed as glossy, stylish and fruity

This season’s doughnut collection features the Strawberry Glaze doughnut, synonymous with the Glamour Glaze line, accompanied by a new Orange Glaze doughnut. The Orange Glaze has been created from trend predictions of the upcoming season from GLAMOUR’s fashion team, who noted the ‘70s and the bright colour influences as two key themes.

The new limited edition collection will be available at all Krispy Kreme UK stores and in-store cabinets from the 29th August until 2nd October. Single Glamour Glaze’s cost £1.35, or you could share amongst friends a dozen doughnuts packaged in a bespoke black Glamour Glaze box

I’m not normally a man for fashion but when doughnuts are involved…

To find your nearest store visit www.krispykreme.co.uk

Advertisements

London’s West End offers some of the best, original and most popular musicals in the world. From the longest standing musical of all time (Les Misérables) to a classic film adaptation (Dirty Dancing), from a musical inspired by Queen (We Will Rock You) to a musical inspired by Abba (Mamma Mia), the West End literally has a show on offer to suit every taste and  generation.

With the increasing participation of celebrity personalities in London shows, including Blue’s Duncan James in Legally Blonde and Rowan Atkinson in Oliver!, contemporary Musical performances have a lot more to offer compared to traditional musical theatre. Additionally, thanks to the encouragement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reality TV shows to find the leading roles for top West End shows, including Joseph, the Sound Of Music and his current search for Dorothy and Toto, Wizard of Oz tickets and tickets for other musicals in London’s West End have become increasingly popular.

A trip to the West End can be a night of glamour and romance; one thing a theatre trip isn’t (and is commonly mistaken for!) is expensive. A ticket to London’s top West End shows can range from under £20 to a much more pricey £80. However, with a bit of organisation and compromise you can save money on the show you want to see and get more than the ticket you paid for. Listed below are 3 tips to avoid paying the top end prices.

1. On-line retailers such as lastminute.com and uktickets.co.uk are a great resource for cheap London theatre tickets. Going with one of the leading online travel and leisure retailers, it’s a good start to finding cheap tickets to the theatre in the West End. Look out for tickets that include a pre-theatre supper at participating restaurants!

2. Are you under 26? The Arts Council England are offering young people FREE (yes free!) tickets to theatres all over London. Launched in 2009, A Night Less Ordinary is a scheme that offers thousands of free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 for all sorts of theatre events including comedy, tragedies, musical theatre, dance, modern mime, plays, circus and much more. Check out http://www.anightlessordinary.org.uk to check what is on at your local participating theatre.

3. Theatre ticket booths are located on every corner in London’s Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Very often, the best seats in the theatre are reserved for these ticket booths – if seats are still available on the day (very often the case) the tickets are sold at a substantially discounted rate! If you are happy to risk not seeing your first choice of show, then ‘just turning up’ on the day can be the cheapest way if you want a (near) front row seat.

I hope these help, if you have any other ideas on how to get cheap theatre tickets in London then share the wealth 🙂

Next Friday, The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green are launching a brand new monthly night dedicated to country, Americana, bluegrass, roots and rockabilly.

Once a month on a Friday, four of Londons finest Americana acts, as well as playlists of traditional and contemporary country tunes will play throughout the venue .

Entry is free and starts at 7.30pm.

This month’s line-up consists of Old timey bluegrass from the Union Canal String Band, The Green Rock River Band, The Ramshackle Union Band and J.D Smith.

For more details visit http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk or call 020 8983 3624

The Gallery Cafe is located at St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

The Hootananny is a bar/club in Brixton is known for having the best atmosphere for live music and also named by Timeout as one of the best nights south of the river. Every Friday hoards of people descend on the venue for the Ska night “Skootananny” for the mega Live Ska party night to see awesome live ska bands and to have a dance.

The night is normally free and runs from 9pm till 3am

This Friday 26 March, The Hootananny will be rocked by two great Ska bands, The Evidents and headliners Intensified this will be an awesome night with lots of dancing and energy. The Evidents are a new 7 piece Ska band from London who play 2 tone, trad and thridwave with rock and a hint of reggae. Intensified have an irresistible dance beat, with original ska and reggae, superbly crafted tunes, corporate music for the white boy ska/reggae generation. This gig is a must see for ska fans!

The Hootananny also serves delicious Thai food at very good prices and has one of the biggest beer gardens in London

The Hootananny is Located at 96 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 1DF. The closest tube station is Brixton and it is a short walk from there

For more details visit www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

Cargo

Posted on: August 7, 2009

Cargo is one of Londons best known clubs, renowed for it’s DJ’s,cult following and Electro music. Every Friday night, entry to Cargo is free!

Situated on Rivington Street in trendy Shoreditch, Cargo cannot be missed, usually due to the massive queue that has formed outside, so it is advisable to get there early (about 9 ish) if you don’t want to queue for a while. However you can always drink while you’re waiting in line.

Cargo is a good size club, the bar is easy to get to and is not over priced as most clubs in London are. There is a great outdoor seating area complete with a Fussball table. Inside the dancefloor is pumping, and with some of the UK’s top Electro DJ’s playing it is never empty.

For more information on Cargo, vist www.cargo-london.com

Shake Rattle and Bowl is a club night with a difference. It’s held at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes beneath the Tavistock Hotel. It is London’s most unique retro clubnight, with dancing, bowling, cinema, diner and karaoke!

The night is not super cheap but it is different from the norm and lots and lots of fun, the music encompasses 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll, Soul, Motown, Girl Groups, Freakbeat, Psychedelia and Ska and the venue has 50’s retro themed bowling lanes, a nice big dancefloor and stage, a diner that serves delicious 50’s themed food (the giant pizzas are amazing!), karaoke booths, table football, pool, arcade games (duck hunt) and even a free cinema.

Many of the people attending dress up in 50’s clothing for the night and really get into the swing of things.

Shake Rattle and Bowl is held on the first Saturday of every month from 7pm – 3am

Entry to Shake, Rattle & Bowl is £7 on the door (free before 7), £5 for members or NUS. However, if you are going in a large group you should contact them for a concessionary party guestlist.

For more information visit www.shakerattleandbowl.com

Want to get some awesome views of London?

The Monument, which was built to commemorate the great fire of London has recently reopened after restoration works that began back in 2007.

Monument is open Monday to Sunday from 9.30am to 5pm. The admission is £3 and that includes a certificate to prove you’ve climbed the 311 spiral stairs which I think is well worth it for some of the best panoramic views in London.

For more information visit www.themonument.info.


What are you looking to do?