Escape game · Fun · Going out · immersive · Things to do

Dare you enter the Cabin – an Escape London adventure

IMG_20180329_1One of the newest rooms from Escape London . The Cabin is there to challenge your investigation skills as we as your observational skills. We played this at their Shepherds Bush location and they also have other locations in Shadwell

A game requires a lot of team work as there are lots of puzzles for everyone one to get involved in. The game is not linear so you and your team can split up into little groups and all get involved.

There are definitely a lot of puzzles to be solved and everyone will be sure to be kept busy finding all your missing items in order to escape before the killer Hunter returns.

Can you make it out in 60 minutes with all the items you’ll need to find your way back home?

The room itself was only two days old and as a group of 7 experienced players we managed to solve all the puzzles and escape in just 28 minutes.. Definitely a record for me and the group. For those who are less experienced then look carefully or else you might miss the missing components.

A great game however one recommendation I would suggest would be to make the game more challenging is to not have the clues too coordinated.. As once you found the number the order was easily figure out.. However again as experienced players it might be easy for us to spot. Also maybe to keep the number of players to 4-5 as I felt that would make the game more harder to break.

I really enjoyed this game and would like to thank Love Pop Up London and Escape London for the  invite to test out their new room. received_10156218182711064

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cocktails · Fun · Going out · immersive · Lifestyle · Things to do

ABQLondon-cocktails masterclass

IMG_20180314_191916OK, just to let you know that if you have never seen Breaking Bad don’t worry I promise they won’t be kicking you out.. The threats there.. But heads down and he won’t see you.. Only kidding!IMG_20180314_211910

So what is ABQLondon and what’s its all about you ask? Well let me share some background information with you..

“ABQ is the world’s first immersive molecular cocktail bar where you get to make and infuse your own drinks in an RV (Motorhome) on some banging hip-hop and gangster rap tunes.” which will have got grooving all night long.

Started in 2015 in London, they have travelled to the the City of Love and even ventured across the pond with a pop up based in the City the Never Sleeps. They have just opened up in Manchester so if London isnt your part of town then maybe look into that.

Now, why the breaking bad references you ask.. Well if by entering the RV you don’t know.. Then I say roll with it..just enjoy the performance of your host. IMG_20180314_200235

Each entry gives you two drinks where can can select a drink of your preference, most of the drinks are per person. There are a couple where you can grab a few friends and using scientific equipment. Oh, there is a welcome drink so let me add it up again.. It’s three drinks for your entry fee of £32.50.. Bargain! IMG_20180314_204114

However before you start, make sure you put on protective outerwear so that any spillages as trust me.. Alcohol and science can make the most careful of persons a little clumsy.

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📷 credit @lovepopupslondon

They also cater for the non drinkers too so don’t worry you won’t miss out. .

Please note that I was invited to attend this event by @lovepopupslondon, thanks Jo! however all reviews are my own.

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Love cinema? Try Rivoli for a different type of experience 

I have always loved going to the cinema. I remember date night always included a visit to the movies.. However I have found one that I cant wait to return. The Rivoli Ballroom at Crofton Park, is one amazing art deco venue..

I have heard that this venue was once in the music video of Tina Turner ‘private dancer’ so have a watch if you want to see it.

The Rivoli Ballroom was opened in 1890 so you can tell that the building is rich in its decor and history of what it has been through. The current owner Bill has had this venue for a long time and it has been used as a typical Ballroom,  most recently it has been used to screen classic movies which gives the cinemagoer a more authentic feel of that era and how amazing life would have been. Bill is usually found chatting to punters visiting so do stop and have a chat and find out a little more about the history he brings.

The Ballroom has two bar areas and even if you aren’t a drinker please go in and have a look at the Australian oak surrounding the bar and the deep velvet couches makes it so comfy you don’t want to leave.

The Ballroom is opposite Crofton Park Station so you won’t miss it.. It’s on the overground and unless you are local I recommend taking public transport as it’s very easy to get to. Each ticket cost around £12.00 and they normally screen classics.. So if you want to see the latest blockbuster this might not be for you..

The Ballroom is turned into a cinema, however the Ballroom feel is never far away. There are seats along the edges of the room which you normally catch lovers making full use the love seats for a more intimate experience.

Photo credit @bambibluedo

The venue also offer the typical balloon experience, the first Saturday of every month is dedicated to same sex Ballroom. Jive night every third Saturday and the best thing disco on the last Saturday of every month.. So what are you waiting for?

Thanks again to Rivoli Ballroom and Love Pop Up London for the experience.. If anyone ask me where they should go for a special movie night.. This is definitely the place to be!

Fun · Going out

A 10 years anniversary with a difference? Bompas & Parr

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So when I was invited to attend the Bompas & Parr 10 years anniversary party.. I knew it won’t be one of the norm.. I mean if the dress code was to wear whatever’s in your wardrobe which you had previously deemed unsuitable for public viewing .. They want to see it and encouraged it.. and a competition for the world worst cake.. Would mean that whatever is going on you know it won’t be your standard canapés and wine affairs. The celebration coincides with their retrospect exhibition The Temple of the Tongue..

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On arrival.. I know sad but we got there a tad early for the party.. Keen? They were still putting the final touches to the venue.. Oh did I mention it was being staged in the car park outside their offices/warehouse? However from what I can see on the outside.. I was definitely intrigued to find out more.. P.s I saw a home made slide which for those young enough to remember reminded of the home alone scene..Here’s a picture just for those who don’t remember..

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Upon entrance you are given a blue shot which has some alcohol in it and a concoction of something.. Which I was told was not to be disclosed.. Hmm… I wondered.

The party was theme to showcase everything which was previously deemed unsuitable for a party.. .. I mean a statute of a woman with wine pouring out… a mermaid hot-tub, a glitter station, a chandelier with spirits for you to mix your prefect drink? Why not!

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Trust me when I tell you this party was not for the faint hearted, nothing here screams the norm and for those looking to break that habit, this is one way to do this. Oh did i mention the unicorn that turns up? yep, I was confused too.. but I wont say no… Look there is no point for me to write lots and lots, check out the pictures if you want to know more.

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Thanks again to Jo from Love Pop Up London for the invite, this was one party I wont forget for a while!