• Entertainment

    West End Film Club – Chef screening

    West End Film Club hosts a film screening every month at luxury club Century. This is on Shaftesbury Avenue and offers a welcome escape from the chaos, tourists and general noise. The interior resembles a classy hotel and the friendly staff are a big step up from the curt, mumbling ones at most mainstream cinemas. The film room is especially lavish, with a silver ceiling being particularly eye-catching. West End Film Club is a great way to experience cinema, rather than crowding into a mainstream cinema. The usual price of £5.50 offers unbelievable value for money. This event cost around…

  • Arts

    Champions of Magic

    On Friday 21 November, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, I witnessed a mesmerising display of magic from five phenomenally talented entertainers, Edward Hilsum; Magic’s Latest Sensation offering us some good old fashioned magic tricks and producing five doves that were very well behaved if I may say so myself. Alex McAleer; Master Mind Reader and an extremely funny man. Fay Presto; Queen of sleight of hand performing tricks right under spectators noses and even more cunningly in the palm of their hands and last but not Young & Strange; Grand Illusionists and dynamic duo, four words, RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT haha (insider…

  • Food

    Heliot Restaurant

    A great dining experience is not something I would usually associate with popping into a busy casino on an evening. Casinos make me think of old school diner grub and shady dancing girls. However the Hippodromes Heliot restaurant (voted the 17th best restaurant in London) blew this preconception out of the water! We were seated by the friendliest and loveliest waitress Natalia. She helped us with all our menu choices! We opted for a main of surf and turf (£19) and teamed this with a sticky shotribs and wings (£13) combo. Plus what’s a good meaty meal without béarnaise sauce…

  • Entertainment

    Fight at the Opera: Review

    Fight at the Opera- Etcetera Theatre, Camden I saw dark comedy Fight at the Opera at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre. This brilliant and intimate venue is the perfect home to edgy new writing like this. The play is written by Jamie Christian and I was surprised to hear that this is his first play. The plot follows Niall, a world-famous opera singer, who holds a private recital for old friends from his gay youth club in the nineties. As the alcohol flows, old resentments between these troubled souls begin to re-emerge. The characters are nicely realised with each one being flawed…

  • Entertainment

    Hippodrome Casino

    I must admit a casino is really not somewhere my friends and I would end up on a Friday night. I think we have preconceptions of men at tables and it all being a bit seedy. However after visiting the Hippodrome last Friday we were really quite surprised. Not only home to Blackjack, Poker and Spin the Wheel (amongst others) the casino also houses a couple of bars, the Helicot Restaurant and even a theatre! We began our journey with the amazing Heliot Restaurant (check out our review here!) where my chum and I enjoyed a luscious meal for 2!…