What to do in London this week

Never know what to do in London after work? Here is the Woolwich Central guide to “What to do in London on a Weeknight”:

MondayBrick Lane Music Hall, one of London’s last surviving traditional music halls, a totally unique venue, it offers entertainment and food in the form of matinees with afternoon tea, evening shows with three course dinner or their increasingly popular luncheon shows. Perfect for a day or evening out, and ideally placed in the Greenwich area!

Tuesday – Karaoke. Now karaoke is not typically everyone’s cup of tea, however the Lucky Voice karaoke rooms in Soho might just change your opinion. Rooms for parties from 4 to 12 people are available to hire for the evening, so you and your friends can sing your hearts out in the privacy of your own room (in front of people more forgiving of botched high-notes and  misguided attempts at Mariah Carey…) And, of course, you have your own waitress to ensure the mojitos are flowing, and there’s even a sushi restaurant right above!

Wednesday ICE BAR London. Even the name sounds cool, and as their website says  “Enjoy the exhilarating -5°C experience of ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL, the UK’s only permanent bar made of ice, before warming up in the comfort of belowzero restaurant + lounge. Located on vibrant Heddon Street, a hidden pedestrianised haven off of London’s famous Regent Street, a visit to ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL, whether during the day or at night, makes for a truly unforgettable experience.”  PLUS you get to wear a silly jacket whilst trying to drink out of shot glasses made of ice. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves really!

ThursdayThe Lion King Musical.  There’s a reason that it’s one of the most successful musicals in history, seen by over 65million people around the world, and is now celebrating its 14th year in the West End; with a hefty budget at their disposal, it’s not difficult to see why. You cannot fail to be inspired and awestruck by the colours, sounds and sensations of Lion King the Musical, and once again, Disney nails it- really not to be missed.

Friday The Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park. The mothership of time keeping, and the very place dividing the east and the west. Of the entire world. Endorsed by international agreement in 1884 as the Prime Meridian of the world, The Royal Observatory attracts visitors from around the globe. So if you fancy a bit of history, then you can see the 17th century rooms occupied by the first Astronomer Royal, and learn all about the developments which led to Britain’s leadership in world exploration and trade. Ideal.

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A Brief Guide to: Eating Out in London

As a brief guide to eating out in London there are a few key points that one must adhere to.

Firstly, know what mood you’re in. If you can’t yet decide between Pizza or Chinese then deciding between the – literally thousands – of restaurants, bars and cafes that London has to offer will be no mean feat. Once you’ve settled on a cuisine, so long as you also have an idea of budget, you’ll be off to a flying start.

Now you can sit back and feel smug- you’ve lucked out ; the thriving metropolis that is London town, along with its 5570 restaurants (according to that bastion of British commerce, the yellow pages) await you with frying pans, casserole dishes and soufflés in hand. Whether you’re after haute cuisine, a quick brunch or a casual supper with friends, there is guaranteed to be something amongst the eateries of London to hit the spot.

Moreover, our diverse capital offers an array of genuinely authentic food from across the globe, so if you’re keen for a curry then head to Brick lane, if you’re feeling wealthy then Mayfair offers several fantastic establishments, or conversely Brixton village market in south London offers some great gastronomy that will tingle your taste-buds on a budget.

Adding to all of this, London’s endless range of Public houses offer hearty home cooked fare, so be brave, try something new, and make the most of what eating out in London has to offer!

And if you fancy winning a three-course meal for two completely free in the beautiful Dial Arch Restaurant in Woolwich, then head over to our Facebook page for details.