• Friday Evening Get Together: London Bridge

    The Horseshoe Inn,

    The Horseshoe is a cosy traditional Pub, close to London Bridge and The Shard, with the usual range of wines and Real Ales and food options. What can I expect? It’s an easy but lively pub for a Friday evening. If the weather is good enough we can enjoy the last hour of sunshine in the garden. There's plenty of other food and drink options nearby for anyone who wants to stay on for a late evening. How to find us: Table booked in the name of David. It’s the large table on the left hand side as you come through the door.

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  • Saturday Evening Get Together at the Market Halls, Victoria

    Market Halls Victoria

    Whether you're a regular or you're a new joiner, come along and meet us at Market Hall, Victoria. Experience a diverse and eclectic offering of food and drink across three floors with eleven kitchens, a coffee shop, and three bars championing independent British-made beers & spirits. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough for us to start our afternoon on the roof terrace again. What can I expect? It’s now one of the largest food halls in Britain and it's housed in archways of the old Edwardian arcade opposite Victoria station. Formerly Pacha nightclub, the building has been restored to reveal Victorian cornices, stained glass windows and skylights and furnished with marble topped communal tables and suspended greenery. All the bars serve draught beers (they’ve even got their own house-brew Market Helles) and cocktails. Or you prefer coffee, check out Press, a third-wave coffee shop, roasting beans from 15 different countries. It’s the perfect place if you’re feeling hungry – the toughest part will be making your choice! Here’s a selection of the food traders: BaoziInn | Northern Chinese dim sum, with spicy influences from Sichuan. Gopal’s Kitchen | Sri Lankan, with flaky roti and Malaysian & Tamil dishes. Super Tacos | The Breddos Tacos team focus on charcoal-cooked fillings. Koya Ko | Silky, al dente ramen with Japanese small plates. Nonna Tonda | Handmade, traditional pasta bunshop | Stuffed buns from the team at Hackney pub The Marksman Monty’s Deli | Probably the best salt beef in London. More info on the venue: https://www.markethalls.co.uk/market/victoria Timings: Whilst the information above indicates the event will end at 7pm, we imagine that some members may decide to stay on beyond that time - the venue closes at 11pm, athough kitchens close at 10pm. How to find us: We'll post details of how to find our table nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there! Sarah & David

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  • Friday Evening Get Together: Islington

    Dead Dolls House

    With an extensive cocktail, wine and craft beer lists, Dead Dolls House is your perfect venue for a Friday night of eating, drinking, dancing and fun! What can I expect? Enjoy a wide range of well-made happy hour cocktails for £6, glasses of wine for £3.50 and house spirit and mixer for £3.50 from 5pm-10pm! Check out their website:- http://thedeaddollshouse.co.uk/ How to find us We'll post details of how to find us nearer the time.

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  • Sunday Lunch at the Island Queen, Islington

    The Island Queen

    Joins us for Sunday Roast at the Island Queen, Islington. Nearest tube: Angel Timings: Table is booked for 3pm but we'll be there from 2.30 for drinks Menu: https://www.theislandqueenislington.co.uk/food How to find us: Table booked in the name of Sarah.

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  • Picnic (cancelled) Afternoon catch up @ Pain Quotidien

    Le PAIN quotidien

    Due to adverse weather we’re postponing the picnic to a warmer afternoon. If you fancy a catch up over coffee, lunch/ snacks/ cakes join us at Pain Quotidien at Waterloo. Let’s enjoy everything London and its green spaces have to offer. This will be the first of hopefully many picnics. It will be an informal event where members arrive as early or as late as a they wish and stay for as long as suits them. There are no rules, just arrive with what you want to bring. There is no expectation that you bring food and/or drink for others. The aim is to merely bring a group of people together in one of London’s many wonderful green spaces when the weather permits. It is anticipated that members may head off for a drink together as the sun sets. The pin above may not illustrate the exact spot we decide to meet. This information will be shared nearer the date of the event. We will be choosing a spot which caters for those wishing to sit in the sun and the shade.

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  • Saturday Evening Get Together at the Market Halls, Victoria

    Market Halls Victoria

    Whether you're a regular or you're a new joiner, come along and meet us at Market Hall, Victoria. Experience a diverse and eclectic offering of food and drink across three floors with eleven kitchens, a coffee shop, and three bars championing independent British-made beers & spirits. What can I expect? It’s now one of the largest food halls in Britain and it's housed in archways of the old Edwardian arcade opposite Victoria station. Formerly Pacha nightclub, the building has been restored to reveal Victorian cornices, stained glass windows and skylights and furnished with marble topped communal tables and suspended greenery. A 100 person drinking roof terrace will also launch in Spring 2019 so a reason for us to return in the warmer weather! All the bars serve draught beers (they’ve even got their own house-brew Market Helles) and cocktails. Or you prefer coffee, check out Press, a third-wave coffee shop, roasting beans from 15 different countries. It’s the perfect place if you’re feeling hungry – the toughest part will be making your choice! Here’s a selection of the food traders: BaoziInn | Northern Chinese dim sum, with spicy influences from Sichuan. Gopal’s Kitchen | Sri Lankan, with flaky roti and Malaysian & Tamil dishes. Super Tacos | The Breddos Tacos team focus on charcoal-cooked fillings. Koya Ko | Silky, al dente ramen with Japanese small plates. Nonna Tonda | Handmade, traditional pasta bunshop | Stuffed buns from the team at Hackney pub The Marksman Monty’s Deli | Probably the best salt beef in London. More info on the venue: https://www.markethalls.co.uk/market/victoria Timings: Whilst the information above indicates the event will end at 7pm, we imagine that some members may decide to stay on beyond that time - the venue closes at 11pm, athough kitchens close at 10pm. How to find us: We'll post details of how to find our table nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there! Sarah & David

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  • Visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

    Natural History Museum

    Come and visit the long established Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition which showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy.html Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs. Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. We're aiming to enter the exhibition as a group but feel free to move around at your own pace and meet at the exhibition exit at 4.30pm. Timings 2.45: Meet outside the exhibition entrance (NOT museum entrance) for the 3pm timed entry. 3pm: Timed entry into the exhibition 4.30pm: Meet outside the exhibition exit and head to a nearby pub/cafe (location TBC) to catch up on the exhibition and chat to other members. Tickets ***The exhibition has timed tickets - You need to buy your own ticket IN ADVANCE for 3pm*** Adult £13.50 (+optional gift aid donation) Child £8 Concession £10.50 Various discounts for patrons etc see the website for further details. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year.html Location The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes' walk from the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance. Ask a member of staff how to reach the entry point for the exhibition.

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  • Friday Evening Drinks at the Duke of Sussex, Waterloo

    The Duke of Sussex, Waterloo

    Come and join us at the Duke of Sussex in Waterloo! An old favourite for this group, this warm and welcoming pub is in a fantastic southbank location. What can I expect? The Duke is warm and welcoming with an open fire, comfortable seating and if the weather is really kind to us we might be able to venture outside into the leafy garden which is covered with heaters and lanterns. The bar stocks various craft keg and cask ales such as Southwark Bermondsey Best and, coming full circle, Truman’s Zephyr plus over 20 wines by the glass at fair prices. If you fancy something to nibble, there’s old-school bar snacks alongside the likes of fish goujons and tartare sauce, or for something more substantial filled wraps of rump steak, shallots and horseradish cream or their famous half a chicken from the charcoal spit. More info on the venue: https://www.dukeofsussex.co.uk/ Timings: Whilst the information above indicates the event will end at 9pm, we imagine that some members may decide to stay on beyond that time - the venue closes at 11pm. How to find us: From Waterloo Station, easiest route is go down the escalator where the Jubilee Line is located and also McDonalds. Walk out onto the main road (Waterloo Road) and turn right. Past the Fire Station Pub almost immediately on your right. You will then walk up to a cross junction in the road and turn right on Baylis Road. The Duke of Sussex pub will be on your left just after Waterloo Park. We'll post details of how to find our table nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there. David & Sarah

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  • Saturday Evening Get Together at The Pergola, Paddington

    Come and join us at the Pergola in Paddington! Whether you just fancy an early evening drink or a tasty food treat, Pergola Paddington has got everything covered. What can I expect? Hidden gardens, drinking and dining in the heart of London, 850 seats, self-service dining, two bars, Pergola is FULLY HEATED and now with a new roof on the top deck. Set over two carefully curated and beautifully decorated floors, it's the perfect place to while away those long winter days and nights and enjoy an unforgettable night out with your favourite people. Food lovers are in for a treat, with options including Patty & Bun, Canard (Street food take on French classics), Yucatan (tropical Mexican cuisine), and Mam (Vietnamese bbq). More information on the venue: https://pergolalondon.com/pergola-paddington Timings: Whilst the information above indicates the event will end at 7pm, the table is booked all night so some members may decide to stay on. The venue is open until 11pm and DJs start at 7pm if you fancy a dance. How to find us: Table is booked in Sarah’s name. We’ll wait 10 mins at the entrance so if you’re arriving later just ask one of the friendly staff. Post on the event page if you can’t find us and we’ll come out to meet you. We look forward to welcoming new members and catching up with familiar faces – just sign up now! Sarah & David

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  • Friday Evening Drinks at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden

    The Porterhouse Covent Garden

    Come and join us at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden. We're really looking forward to hosting our first event with this group and meeting you all. What can I expect? For our first event we've chosen a long established bar in the heart of buzzy Covent Garden. According to the owners it's one of the largest bars in London but it doesn’t feel that way with lots of cosy booths and snugs so you can still strike up a conversation. The beer menu is also vast with a range award winning kegs, casks and bottles including Oyster Stout, Wrasslers 4X Stout and Plain Portery. For those finding their way afresh in The Porterhouse there is a sampler tray of nine beers which should be a sound pointer. Spirit lovers are also spoilt for choice – check out the Dingle Whiskey bar with up to 200 whiskeys to choose from or visit the cocktail bar where you can enjoy happy hour prices from 5.30 – 7pm daily. More info about the venue: https://www.porterhouse.london/ Timings: Whilst the information above indicates the event will end at 9pm, we imagine that some members may decide to stay on beyond that time. For those that want to end their night on a livelier note, head down to the buzzy basement bar to enjoy the live music from a range of acts - always a great party atmosphere. How to find us: We'll post details of how to find our table nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there! David & Sarah

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