If there is anything I would say that I would like to do more often is going to comedy shows. I’m a big comedy fan and there is nothing better like laughing, I would say.
I headed down to The London Irish Centre with my bestie Ross, for an evening of drinks and laughs, and we got just what we wanted at Stand Up Camden. I even joked that all I needed to put on the review was that I laughed all night, it was that good!
We got a drink at the bar and headed to the function room. We sat right at the front as I didn’t want to miss any of the action and also have the chance to take a couple of pics for the blog post. I forgot that people in the front usually get picked on, haha!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I ended up visiting the Imperial War Museum by mere accident, as I was in the area and it was ridiculously cold. It turned out to be a great idea, not because I managed to hide away from the elements but also because I had a lot of fun. As I mentioned before I am a fan of militaria and derive a lot of inspiration from such garments, so this visit ended up being full of eye candy.
Regardless of what one’s feelings are about war, it’s well worth a visit, for the sheer quality and interestingness of the historical objects on display. Won’t you see what my favourites were?
Last Sunday my friend Iain was visiting from Grantham so we went to Hoi Polloi, the restaurant at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch for brunch. It was the best idea ever. I’d been there before but not on a Sunday, and what makes Sundays so special? You get to listen to a string quartet play live while you eat your food and what fun it is! They played modern pop songs by Rhianna as well as The Love Cats by The Cure, among others. It was funny and very pleasant.
And the food? We had eggs benedict with bacon on a muffin and they were yummy. The sauce was light but creamy, the eggs had a good consistency and everything tasted fresh. As for drinks, after the customary cup of tea we ended up ordering a jug of bloody mary, that was absolutely delicious. It was a regular bloody mary but with some (or maybe a lot, depending on how sensitive you are to spicy flavours) kick to it. It has to be the jalapeno! The bloody mary isn’t that strong, so unlike the picture, you don’t leave the restaurant seeing double.
We didn’t book a table and it wasn’t necessary as we were given a table straight away but if you want to make sure you have a seat, you may want to head on to their website to make a reservation.
Have you been to the Ace yet? What other places would you recommend for brunch in London?
I’ve been hearing about the legendary nights at the Prince Charles for a while, as they have some of the funniest cinema events in London – the singalonga and themed events are an absolute must. I have yet to go to a Singalonga (The Wickerman, please, please!) but recently I got to do something completely new: I went to an Arnie all-nighter.
The first film was Commando and it started around 10 pm. Everyone was still well awake at this time – all the woooos! and aaaaawwsss were very lively as the film went on. Next we had Predator, and I also stayed awake for this one. Hilarious moments were had when the whole room quotes along with the great Arnold Schwarzenegger “Get to the chopper!“. During the break it was time to “get to the bar and the loo” and as expected there’s a few lines but nothing too bad. Luckily the break is long enough to give everyone time to do whatever they need. Halfway through Running Man I started falling asleep, as I had insomnia the previous night… but the reality is, the film was super cheesy and it was boring me a little. I woke up just in time for the ending and when the lights were on, I could see the levels of geek in the room were from high to very high. It doesn’t matter, it was still fun and I’m probably a geek too, just by being there haha! Next up we had Total Recall and then Terminator 1 and 2. I fell asleep several times but was awake for long enough to see Linda Hamilton’s mom jeans on Terminator 1. I know many a blogger who would definitely kill for them.
By the time the last film ended, there was daylight outside and we just went out for breakfast, before I crawled into bed for the rest of Sunday. Would I do this again? I said I wouldn’t but since I saw they are having a John Carpenter all-nighter at the end of the month I’m inclined to change my mind a little.
If you want to find out more details about what’s going on at the Prince Charles Cinema check out their events page.