Visit London Blog » ministry of sound http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Five Things To Do in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/09/five-things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/09/five-things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:31:42 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=14758
  • Navigate through the streets of London at speed in the City of London Orienteering Race. Beginners welcome. 18 Sep 2010
  • Party at Ministry of Sound’s Big Birthday Weekender with Danny Tenaglia or at Feeling Gloomy’s 5th Birthday Gloomfest. 18 Sep 2010
  • Test your fitness level with a military personal fitness assessment at Battersea Millenium Arena. £10 raising money for Help for Heroes. 19 Sep 2010
  • Get your music fix at Turning Point Festival or Brick Lane Music Festival. 17-19 Sep 2010
  • Check out the giant Octopus in Trafalgar Square. Until 23 Sep 2010
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    Things To Do in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/07/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/07/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend/#comments Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:03:37 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=11815 The weekend is set to be a scorcher and we can’t wait to be outside in the sun.  Take a look at our top tips to make the most of London this weekend:

    Good luck to those of you taking part in the British 10K on Sunday. And don’t forget to enter our Vinopolis giveaway.

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    Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/things-to-do-this-bank-holiday-weekend-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/things-to-do-this-bank-holiday-weekend-in-london/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:06:00 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=8753

    We’re just hours away from the Bank Holiday (it starts when you leave the office, right?) but have you made any plans yet? Come rain (as forecast) or shine (hopefully) there’s plenty going on in the capital this weekend:

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    Easter 2010 Clubs Roundup http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/easter-2010-clubs-roundup/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/easter-2010-clubs-roundup/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:00:52 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=7744 Easter‘s not all about chocolate and bunnies, it’s also about partying! London knows it, so check out these brilliant Bank Holiday clubs:

    • Our favourite way to start the Easter weekend, is a trip to Guanabara‘s Chocolate Shot Ball. There’s free entry before 9pm and everyone gets a chocolate egg filled with Sagatiba Premium Cachaça. 1 Apr
    • But if a chocolatey, Brazilian-style celebration isn’t for you, try superclub matter instead. John Digweed, Danny Howells and Guy J are all taking to the decks. 1 Apr
    • You might have lazed around all Bank Holiday Friday, but that’s no reason not to let loose at Jailhouse Jam. Dress in prison chic and sing along to prison ditties at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. 2 Apr
    • On Saturday night, head south of the river and check out Plan B‘s new sound system. There’ll be a rare London appearance from The Shapeshifters. 3 Apr

    Sunday is your last guilt-free night to party so make the most of it!

    Happy clubbing!

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    Last Minute New Year’s Eve Club Tickets http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/12/last-minute-new-years-eve-club-tickets/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/12/last-minute-new-years-eve-club-tickets/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2009 12:00:58 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=5213 Mr Bruce at Last Days of Decadence. Copyright Michel Dierickx/Jake Evans 2009Yesterday we asked you to tell us your New Year’s Eve plans. But if you’ve yet to organise anything, don’t worry, it’s not too late!

    We’ve done all the legwork for you, and found some brilliant New Year’s Eve clubs that still have tickets available. We can’t promise how long for though, so gather your friends and book your tickets now:

    • Ministry of Sound NYE Live at The O2
      Make sure your New Year’s goes off with a bang at this huge night in Greenwich with sets from Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Justice and Deadmau5.
    • The Last Days of Decadence
      Just because it’s nearly 2010, doesn’t mean you can’t pretend it’s 1929! Party vintage stylee with live accordion, electro-swing and cabaret favourite Dusty Limits in Shoreditch.
    • Big Chill Bar
      If you can’t stand pricey clubs on New Year’s Eve, drop into the Big Chill Bar which has free entry all night and special guest Mark E.
    • Taman Gang
      Go upmarket at pan-Asian restaurant Taman Gang. Join the post-dinner party for burlesque, celebrity hosts, and a champagne pyramid to count down to 2010. Dress code is glamorous so don’t hold back!
    • Fantasy Island NYE at Camino
      Enjoy the carnival atmosphere with the best Balearic beats at Spanish bar Camino. Featuring big bass lines from Latin Dub Sound System, DJ Cosmo and resident DJ Richard Norris. There’ll even be “outdoor activities” in the courtyard (fingers crossed it doesn’t snow!)
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    Five Places to Strut Your Stuff Outdoors http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/06/five-places-to-strut-your-stuff-outdoors/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/06/five-places-to-strut-your-stuff-outdoors/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2009 05:21:33 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=459 Festival time!

    Dance under the stars!
    Being that I dance like a turkey with stomach ache, I find solace in the obscurity of a dark dancefloor. But London’s more confident clubbers are shedding their skins and hitting the great outdoors. Yes, superclubs such as Egg and Ministry of Sound are celebrating the summer with huge sun terraces where night owls can sip mojitos, jig among tropical plants and generally imagine they’re in Ibiza (well, there is a credit crunch, you know). I just hope airline pilots don’t mistake those glow sticks for landing lights…

    Broadwalk bonanza!
    The Drifters once sang about having some fun under the boardwalk (ask your mum and dad). Well, it turns out you can have just as much fun at The Broadwalk! That particular corner of Regent’s Park plays host to two brilliant outdoor dance gatherings over the summer - Broadwalk Ballroom and Tango Al Fresco. The drill is simple: learn the moves, absorb the finesse of the guest demonstrators (more often than not former Strictly Come Dancing stars), then pretend you’re from the cast of Dirty Dancing. Corny ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner’ lines optional.

    Fantastic Four!
    With such dinosaurs as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Crosby, Stills & Nash on the bill, Glastonbury 2009 could be renamed Jurassic Park 4. Promising to be slightly less arthritic (and certainly closer) is August Bank Holiday’s South West Four dance extravaganza on Clapham Common. With the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, David Guetta and Eric Prydz (yes, the one with the pervy aerobics video) on the bill, you’ll be swaying in time with the trees.

    A different class!
    What could be more aspirational for a wannabe dancer than taking classes across the road from the Royal Albert Hall? That’s the prospect on offer at Summer of Dance Outdoors - a group that meets every Wednesday evening (6.30pm) next to the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Expect jazzy funk with some Caribbean modern – and to get beeped by plenty of passing motorists!

    Become a flasher!
    You’ve seen the T-Mobile TV ad. You know, the one where hundreds of commuters at Liverpool Street station, without warning and exactly the same time, make like they have ants in their pants. These synchronised acts of tomfoolery are called flashmobs have become mainstream and are open to anyone with a sense of fun (and possibly too much time on their hands). They can involve anything from standing completely still to performing a victory dance at Wimbledon to encourage the British tennis players (a miracle dance might be more appropriate).

    Do you know of other outdoor strutting arenas?

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