Bounce: Where ping pong gets nasty

When I was a kid, we had a ping pong table in our house which was three-quarter sized and bright yellow. It had little phrases scrawled all over it, like “Great!” and “Wow!” which were interspersed with flowers and rainbows. I spent hours at that wholesome little table, perfecting my bat-and-ball skills and generally falling […]

Lock-In Lunch: The ultimate all-dayer

I was recently put in charge of organising a night out for a massive group of friends – a task which I initially approached with pure arrogance. Yeah, this’ll be easy. Pre-drinks, dinner, more drinks, after-drinks and a club. Then, I realised it was like trying to organise a school trip, but with booze. So […]

DIY t-shirt printing at The Book Club

I once had to guess the start date of The Weakest Link – to the exact day – as a final question in a pub quiz and ended up hitting the nail on the head and winning the entire thing, didn’t I? I was spot on. I took a stab in the dark with my […]

Jones & Sons dominate Trip Kitchen, Haggerston

Trip  /trip/ Very often used to describe things which are crazy, cool, chaotic. …It’s pretty appropriate then that the name given to the awesome little pockets of business which nestle themselves into the cobbled bosom of Haggerston’s railway arches is Trip Space. Whether it’s yoga classes, physical theatre performances or, as we discovered, the tastebud […]

Bourne and Hollingsworth: Devilish new cocktails in a sweet-and-innocent setting

 That bartender knows where the hell it’s at… Rocking chairs at the ready, blue rinses steady, it’s time to channel your inner granny and celebrate all things vintage at Bourne and Hollingsworth: London’s best OAP-chic cocktail bar. This is the place where cocktails are served in teacups …sandwiches are served with cocktails …and a variety of […]