The Urban Watch team has selected some amazing things for you to do, w/c 28th November – 4th December. Make sure you do not miss out!
I have been talking about it for weeks, my housemates have been eating mince pies since they hit the shelves – but this week it’s officially the start of Christmas. I hope you have all been getting festive and enjoying the magical, joyful, and downright amazing things that London has to offer. Even a stroll down Regent Street will get you in the Christmas mood. But don’t worry, even if this is not your most favourite time of the year, there’s so much going on this week that will keep you occupied.
If you, like me, thought Shuffle boarding was just for OAP’s in retirement homes then prepared to be very surprised. Of course London has taken something completely random and unknown and made it cool – it’s what we’re good at! this is 21,000 square feet of fun, drinks and (just to make it that much better) pizza. Prepare yourself for your new favourite night out. There are 8 shuffleboard courts, 2 corn hole courts and a 22ft table shuffleboard. Just before you think this is boring exercise that you won’t be good at – there’s also a motorbike serving process to all of those in need of alcohol, a DJ booth to keep you boogying ad a pizza kitchen to keep you fuelled. Who knew physical exercise could be this fun? A court and a margarita please!
There’s no need to book a court – just show up! But, if you are the organised kind and like to prebook, every booking receives a complimentary shuffleboard lesson courtesy of their in-house shuffleboard specialists. You’ll be a pro in no time.
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#Repost @exploringlondon ・・・ Here's another London secret, Europe's first all Shuffleboard venue, The London Shuffle Club! – If you've never heard of Shuffleboarding, its a mix between ten pin bowling and curling. You have a stick to push the puck into a triangular scoring zone at the end (as seen in the picture, thanks @mikejhemsley!) It's a great, competitive night out and if you're new to the game they will give you a quick tutorial beforehand! – FUN FACT: It was invented in England in the early 1500s! It became so addictive that people stopped working so in 1542 the government banned it! – But now it's back. Based in the top floor of The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, there are 8 shuffleboard courts, 2 cornhole courts, a table shuffleboard, a PIZZA kitchen, a PROSECCO serving motorbike and a DJ! – £40/hour for a lane, recommended 4-8 players per team. Check out their website to book and tag everyone who would love this! –
2. Trainspotting LIVE (£25.00 at The Vaults, Waterloo)
This has been receiving rave reviews; according to Box Dust it’s ‘seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre’. Brought to you by In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast for the 21st anniversary production this brutal, raw and unapologetic version of the legendary book, play and film is an experience in itself. This is not your regular theatre showing – it’s interactive (yep, even the ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene…) as the audience you will be immersed in the story and the characters. If you’re a fan of the story, and can’t wait for Trainspotting 2, quench your cravings with this beauty. The show is set in The Vaults in Waterloo and the tickets are £25, it’s a bargain not to miss! The show is running until 15th January. Book your tickets at their website: http://www.trainspottinglive.com
3. The Drop Off
Here’s another chance to get fully involved in a theatre experience; for you to create the excitement of an adventurous night. The Immersive Ensemble are back with their biggest setting yet and it’s set to be the best. Become the lead actor in the newest interactive show in London; with over 9 million extras and a mission that will take you on trains and boats, it’s a mysterious night to remember. This time, you’ll be stepping into shoes of some of England’s most loved characters and making your way around Central London pursuing leads, solving problems, interacting with theatre actors at every turn; even seeing some iconic and famous sights on the way, as well as a few drinks provided for you on the way. The plot will take you to some of the most famous places but some unknown territory in London too – this is before you embark on a high escape provided by Thames Rockets. With only 12 tickets for each date, it couldn’t get more intimate. Tickets are priced at £65 (over 18’s only).
4. Love Actually at The Exhibit, Balham – 4thDecember
It wouldn’t be my weekly list if I didn’t include a Christmas activity, now would it? This one is extra special as it’s one of my all-time favourite Christmas films. The Exhibit in Balham is an independent cinema, bar and restaurant – what does it not do?! Located right next to the tube and train station in the centre of Balham, it’s the perfect place for a rendezvous. Get your cinema ticket on their website for £9 or if you are really feeling the Sunday fun get yourself a ticket and a mini bottle of Prosecco for £15! Whilst you’re in Balham on Sunday, look out for the switching on of their Christmas lights – watch the cute streets light up for December!