What we're about

~ London born or new in town, into Bollywood or Britpop, Muslim or Hindu, sensible or wildchild, Tamil, Gujarati or totally English - if you're a woman with any connection/interest in the Sub-continent this group is for you!

~ Mostly meetups we eat out/ go for coffee but will throw in the occasional arts event, a movie, day trip, picnic or walk in the park! Would love to hear your ideas but no spam - business or self-promotion please.

Upcoming events (5+)

Walk, Talk, Munch the Capital Ring Walk 4 - Streatham Common to Wimbledon Park

THIS EVENT WILL BE OPENED FOR BOOKING ONLY ON TUESDAY 12th FEBRUARY WHEN I WILL HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF RAIN ON THE DAY OF THE PLANNED MEETUP Rather than our usual 3-4 hours chatting over 3 courses and coffee, I thought we could try a little activity first to earn our lunch! This is no tough full day of hiking at a fierce pace - this is a leisurely walk with chat, maybe the occasional photo and sometimes a few minutes to just gaze taking in a beautiful view in London's wonderful green spaces. We'll meet at 10:30 am somewhere we can grab a quick coffee and use the conveniences before we leave at 11 am for a couple of hours strolling followed by a spot of lunch. THIS FOURTH WALK Our fourth walk on the Capital Ring path will be the 5.5 miles from Streatham Common to Wimbledon Park. We'll met at The Tearoom (http://www.therailwaysw16.co.uk/page/tea-room) of the Railway (http://www.therailwaysw16.co.uk/) where you can grab a coffee or even breakfast at 10:30. At 11:00 we'll set off on the walk. Much of this section of the Capital Ring is proper pavements on leafy residential roads as well as through the large parks of Tooting Bec Common and Wandsworth Commons. So unlike the first walk we are unlikely to come across horses and mud paths but there is quite a bit of greenery. This blog post gives you a flavour: https://linesofescape.com/2013/08/capital-ring-walk-streatham-common-to.html. Of course finishing in Wimbledon gives us a lot more eatery options than the start in Streatham, from which I have chosen the unusual Dalchini, for Indian-Chinese fusion food which has received lots of good reviews from mainly South Asian named people - so I thought it may suit us. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d734230-Reviews-Dalchini-London_England.html ABOUT THE CAPITAL RING PATH This is an inner London circular orbital route linking parks, commons and open spaces, and very well served by public transport. While there is a good proportion of pavement on the route, there are many sections that feel quite rural, in green parks and woods, round lakes and reservoirs and along rivers and canals, and there are a number of long parkland sections such as in Richmond Park, and many fine views across the distant City from the higher sections. The route includes Maryon Park, Woolwich Commons, Oxleas Wood, Eltham Palace, Crystal Palace, Wimbledon Park, Richmond Park, crossing of the Thames at Richmond, Syon Park, Brent River Park, Grand Union Canal, Horsenden Hill, Harrow on the Hill, Fryent Park, Brent Reservoir, Highgate Wood, Queens Wood, Parkland Walk, Finsbury Park, the New River, Clissold Park, the Lea river, the Olympic Park site at Stratford, the Greenway, and finally the Woolwich foot tunnel under the Thames. This is the website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/capital-ring or there's this one https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Capital+Ring . I would like to walk the whole capital ring over the coming months but don't feel you must. Just come whenever convenient. Also if you haven't got time to come for the whole walk on a day, or to stay for lunch, just come along as far as you can.

Saturday Lunch at TBC, near transport hub, London

Needs a location

£2.00

Please note the £2 you pay is only a deposit, not a fee. Why not start the weekend with the buzz of a lovely lunch catching up with old friends and/ or making new ones - come out with us!! The £2 deposit is refunded as long as you come - it's just to discourage people reserving places and then not showing up which blocks others who could have come. We pay for what we order, which means that whether you're a vegetarian, teetotal, dieter or you feel like ordering 3 courses with wine, you feel free to order what you want. London Bridge and Borough are the nearest stations. Here are some reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d4929050-Reviews-Est_India-London_England.html You can see the menu on the website here: http://www.estindia.co.uk/about/ Hope to see you there!

Friday Dinner at ??

TBC London

£2.00

Please note the £2 you pay is only a deposit, not a fee. Finish the week with a bit of fun and gossip and a delicious meal at ?!?!. The £2 deposit is refunded as long as you show up - it's just to discourage people reserving places and then not showing up which blocks others who could have come. We pay for what we order, which means that whether you're a vegetarian, teetotal, dieter or you feel like ordering 3 courses with wine, you feel relaxed about ordering what you want. Here are some reviews: Here's the menu:

Sunday Lunch at TBC

Venue TBC

£2.00

Here's a lovely way to spend Sunday afternoon - relaxing and chatting over a lazy lunch with a bunch of friends and friends-to-be. The £2 deposit is refunded as long as you show up - it's just to discourage people reserving places and then not showing up which blocks others who could have come. We pay for what we order, which means that whether you're a vegetarian, teetotal, dieter or you feel like ordering 3 courses with wine, you feel free to order what you want. Here are some reviews: You can see the menu here: Hope you can join us!

Past events (188)

Last Lunch of 2018 - Zizzi Marylebone

Zizzi

£2.00

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