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Fancy Looking Down Over London?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

When visiting London for the first time, The London Eye is a must… It’s the worlds highest observation ride and a fantastic experience. When at the top of this 135 meter wheel you can really see the whole of London and get a great panoramic view of this beautiful city. You can see views such as the world famous Big Ben, The O2 Dome, the Houses of Parliament and even as far as the new Wembley Stadium around 15 miles away. It can all be seen…

There are 32 capsules that hold up to 25 people each and all are fully air conditioned for those hot summer days when visiting the Eye. My recommendation would be to visit in the late afternoon when the sun is setting over London, it is truly wonderful and a perfect way to end your visit to London.

Prices for the London Eye are £14.50 for adults and £7.25 for children between 5 and 15 years old. Children under 5 can go free.

The experience will last around 30 minutes but allow 20 to 30 minutes queuing time (up to an hour in peak season).

Click Here to book now!

Pineapple Dance Studio

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

For ages I have been searching for a dance studio that offers a funkier range of classes such as break-dance, hip hop and basically any kind of dance you see in music videos. Unfortunately there’s not much going on in my area but I have found a dance school in Covent Garden who offers loads of classes in this field.

The studio is called Pineapple Dance Studio and is owned by the same company that produce the Pineapple clothing range. Classes range from traditional dances such as ballet and tap to newer styles like hip hop, jazz and cheerleading.

On Sunday April 8th Pineapple Dance are having an open day and many of there classes will be free. No booking is required – you just turn up and see what’s on; everyone in the classes will be new so you don’t have to worry about looking bad! Apparently there are Easter Eggs on offer as well.

For more information about the open day or for their class timetable check out the Pineapple website.

Face of Fashion – 15th Feb to 28th May

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Face of fashion is an exhibition during February and March focusing on the portraits of fashion photographers from Europe and America. The five photographers are Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti.

The exhibition takes place in the National Portrait Gallery and is open daily between 10am and 6pm, although advanced booking is recommended. Full price for a ticket is £8; however there are discounts for senior citizens and children under 12. You can book tickets online or call 0870 013 0703.

Clapham Vodka Tasting Night Out 24th Feb

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

If you’re at a loose end tomorrow night why not sign up to CitySocialising.com and join those already on the guest list for a night out in Clapham? This website is the latest way to meet new friends in London and build your social network – plus it means you can hit the trendiest new bars and pubs without worrying about what’s hot and what’s not.

Apparently most people go on their own and fit in quickly with the relaxed, chatty crowd that have also booked. It’s free to become a member of CitySocialising, you just need to register your details and then you’re able to book your place (this will cost you £7.50 for tomorrow night). There are a maximum of 20 places so you best be quick if you want to be involved! Checkout the guest list so far …

Fame Returns To The West End 8th May

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

As a young girl I remember going to see Fame and loving every second of it – I can still remember the song, “FAME, I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly…HIGH!” – or something like that anyway! The musical is returning to the West End on 8th May and this is definitely on my list of things to do this summer. Bookings are being taken up until 1st September.

Fame is a musical production following a group of young students in their quest for success, and also their struggles with relationships and teenage romance. Set in New York’s High School for the Performing Arts, the musical will make you want to jump up on stage with them and sing your heart out! Box Office prices are £17.50 – £55.00.

London Fashion Weekend

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

This Thursday marks the start of London Fashion Weekend – a great chance to get your hands on the latest items that have just been seen on the catwalk. Following the renowned London Fashion Week, this weekend will see designers sell off their clothes to keen fashionistas at greatly reduced prices – there are bound to be loads of fab bargains.

There are collections from over 130 designers and the weekend also offers the latest fashion and beauty advice straight from the experts. This is a must for anyone interested in fashion and a bargain! Tickets are available from £10 but are selling out quick so you best move fast to secure your place!

London Fashion Weekend is held in the Natural History Museum from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February.

London Brit Awards 2007

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

I know it was Valentine’s Day yesterday and I’m sure you were all out enjoying yourselves with your partners but you must have got back in time for the Brit Awards. I certainly did and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating an evening of British culture and music.

Is it me or have we picked up some seriously brilliant bands in the last few years, The Kooks, The Feeling, Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Scissor Sisters and these are just a few of the great ones. Even British solo artists have become more recognised this year especially females such as Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae and Amy Winehouse. Got to say I’m loving James Morrison as well.

As a huge Take That fan I was so pleased they took home the award for best single. To be honest I thought Snow Patrol were going to nip that one with ‘Chasing Cars’ as that was definitely my favourite song of 2006. However the Take That boys did deserve it since ‘Patience’ stormed in at number 1.

Thanks to Russel Brand and a great venue at Earls Court the ceremony went off with a bang and celebrated some great British talent of the last year. Check out the Brits Official Website for more information.