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What a rush! – Thames Rocket

If you are looking for unique way to learn about history of London and a thrill down the River Thames then look no further and read on.

Originally London RIB Voyages, Thames Rockets took to the river Thames in 2006 becoming the first ever speedboat tour operator in London. Within a matter of months they scored their first award ‘Small Business of the Year’, then quickly followed with the ‘Best New Tourist Attraction: Gold Award’ from VisitLondon plus so many other Continue reading

Alfresco dining in London with a difference – Jimmy Garcia BBQ Club

Jimmy Garcia has done many pop ups over the past few years but his BBQ Club is the most largest and ambitious residency to date (pop up limited time 20 May and closing 31 September 2017). The BBQ Club is set on the London Southbank Centre with a split-level of the BBQ Takeaway Bar downstairs and a BBQ Club rooftop upstairs which you can experience a six course tasting menu making it the best way to enjoy alfresco dining in London.

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Learning about halal? – Halal Festival

This was my first time attending a Halal festival and I am glad I went along as not only was it an excellent event but I also learnt a lot about Halal food and discovered that not all of their food is spicy in which I always believed was.

Firstly what does Halal mean? In short, the word Halal, in Arabic, means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. Muslims cannot consume the following foods Pork, animals that were dead prior to slaughtering, Continue reading

Steak and more steak – Bar + Block

This new Bar + Block in Kings Cross which has recently opened joins the other existing Birmingham and Whiteley restaurants.  There is also another new Bar + Block to open soon in Bath.

Bar + Block in Kings Cross shares it’s space within Premier Inn.  Upon entering the restaurant entrance you firstly come across a bar area before getting to the reception desk.  The staff are all very friendly and welcoming.  The restaurant area is quite a large open space with a number of lovely wooden tables dotted around and everything is beige/wooden colours making the place very relaxing on the eyes.  I sat in one of the comfy booth areas on the side with a window looking into the reception area of the

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Welcome…. to Zoorassic Park plus London Zoo – ZSL London Zoo

Welcome…. To London Zoo for a limited time this summer (22 July – 3 September 2017) London Zoo will take you on a journey to travel back in time to see dinosaurs. Grab your field journal before entering upon the time travel tunnel London Zoo “you built a time machine….. out of a” tunnel and get ready to track down some of the most biggest and fiercest animals that ever walked the earth over 65 million years back to the Mesozoic period. On your roaring adventure you will discover many real dinosaurs (animatronic) Continue reading

Is it a plane, is it a bird, no it’s Joanne – Zip World

Zip World

Zip World has popped up literally in Archbishop’s Park for a short time from 18 July to 1 October 2017.

If you are looking for a very unique way to see views from London but with a rush of adrenalin then Zip World is for sure the way to go.

I had the pleasure in being one of the first to try out Zip Worlds new zip wire experience.

Firstly and obviously you have to register and sign a waiver then watch a safety video however with the chatting to other riders with the noise around the park I found it quite hard to hear the commentary from coming from the TV.  It was then onto getting the gear on which is not always an easy feat but Zip Worlds was made a lot easier as they had the kit already laid out on the ground making it easier for us all to see where to put your feet/legs through then followed on by further instructions from the instructors.

After getting all kitted up we then walked down to towards the 35m tower (apparently equivalent to 9 buses high).  This was a feat in it’s self especially someone like me who Continue reading