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Friday, 28 August 2015

London Elizabeth Hotel Afternoon Tea with a Glass of Champagne for Two (£26), Four (£50), or Six (£72) People

As far as traditions go, we Brits have some good ones. Experience one of the best with afternoon tea complete with a glass of champagne at the London Elizabeth Hotel.

• For £26, get an afternoon tea with a glass of champagne each for two.
• For £50, get the same for four.
• For £72, enjoy thesame for six.
• Tuck into a delicious selection of finger sandwiches on white or wholemeal bread,scones with clotted cream and jam, home-baked cakes, and enjoy a selection of teas and coffee.
• A glass of champagne will also be yours to enjoy.
• The hotel is located on the outskirts of Hyde Park opposite Lancaster Gate Tube.
Afternoon Tea with Champagne for Two

Random Spot - What was on TV on Friday - 18th August 1972 - 40 Years ago


BBC1

9.45 Camberwick Green - Roger Varley The Sweep
10.00 The Flashing Blade Part 5
10.25 Attenborough and Animals Part 8
10.50 Noggin and the Omruds Part 2
12.00 Show Jumping
13.00 Feature
13.30 Fingerbobs - String
13.45 New and Weather
14.00 Show Jumping
16.15 Play School
16.40 Jackanory
16.55 The Monkees
17.20 Ask Aspel - Michael Aspel
17.55 Sir Prancelot
17.50 News
18.00 South Today
18.20 Show Jumping
18.30 The Virginian - The Hell Wind
19.45 It's A Knock-Out
21.00 News and Weather
21.25 Miss United Kingdom 1972 from Blackpool
22.15 Olympia 36 Part 2 Olympic Games in Germany
23.10 News
23.15 Summer Talk
0.00 News and Weather

BBC2

11.00 Play School
17.35 Open University
20.00 One Pair of Eyes
20.45 Sport on 2
21.25 Gardeners World
21.55 The Beethoven Symphonies
23.15 News and Weather
23.20 Late Night Line-Up

SOUTHERN

11.30 York Golf Festival
12.55 News
13.00 Beloved Enemy
13.25 The Beverley Hillbilies - Super Hawg
13.50 Lets Face It
15.55 Weekend
16.00 Houseparty
16.15 Paulus
16.30 Crossroads
16.55 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Thing from Inner Space
17.50 News
18.00 Day by Day and Scene South East
18.30 Who Do You Do ?
19.00 Shut That Door !!
19.30 Weekend
19.35 Sale of the Century
20.05 The F.B.I
21.00 The Man From Haven
22.00 News at Ten
22.30 York Golf Festival
23.15 South News
23.25 The Mummy's Head - Film

2-Course Dinner & Wine for Two Kensington £15

£15 instead of up to £56.80 for a two-course meal for two including a glass of wine each at Holiday Inn Kensington - save up to 74%

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£15 instead of up to £56.80 for a two-course meal for two including a glass of wine each at Holiday Inn Kensington - save up to 74%

£15 instead of up to £56.80 for a two-course meal for two including a glass of wine each at Holiday Inn Kensington - save up to 74%

All You Can Eat - Sushi for Two £29

£29 for an 'all you can eat' sushi buffet for two at Sushi Café, Battersea Park
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3-Course Italian Dining & Wine for 2 @ La Polenteria, Soho £24

£24 instead of up to £54.30 for a three-course Italian meal for two including a glass of wine each at La Polenteria, Soho - save up to 56%
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Museum of London - What's on at the Museum of London

One month until The Crime Museum Uncovered!

It's just over a month until The Crime Museum Uncoveredopens at the Museum of London and this month, a programme of intriguing events and workshops has gone on sale. With curator talks, expert panels from the Metropolitan Police's Crime Museum and workshops exploring digital crime fighting, make sure you book now to experience the exhibition in full!


What's new in September
London's Night Owls sleepover
Walk in the shoes of past Londoners on 19 Sep in this special after hours’ event for children at the Museum of London. Immersive and hands-on activities throughout the night explore London’s history from the Romans to the Victorians.
  
Photography workshop
After a sell-out summer event, Jo Gane returns for an early photography workshop where you can learn pinhole techniques, take shots around the Museum of London Docklands and the surrounding area and develop your own photos.

Forgotten Thames champions
Discover the stories of once-famous women swimmers from the 19th and 20th centuries who set records swimming the Thames! This free curator talk on 19 Sep explores how their legacy was lost and rediscovered.
     
New app: Museum of London postcards
Create and send real postcards from the Museum of London's Photographic and Art collections, including images from the current exhibition Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom. Available on iTunes now.
       
Billingsgate Roman House & Baths tours
Join a tour of this historic Roman site, hidden in the City of London, at weekends throughout September. The site has rarely been open to the public so grab your chance to see it now!


Your river family weekend
Explore the sights, sounds and stories of the Thames at the Museum of London Docklands with free crafts, storytelling, local memories and lively performances for all ages on Sat 26 and Sun 27 Sep.

Hidden London archive tour
What lies beneath the Gherkin or the Olympic Park’s Velodrome? Explore archaeological secrets from beneath some of London’s most iconic buildings in this tour of the Archaeological Archive on 5 and 19 Sep.


The change of the season marks the beginning of London’s most exciting programme of arts, performance and culture and our exhibition The Crime Museum Uncovered has been highlighted in this video as one of the top things to see! Find out what else is happening in London this autumn from musicals to exhibitions.


On the blog
On the Blog: The Great Fire of London and the invention of insurance
The Great Fire devastated London. There were few recorded deaths, but estimates put the destroyed property value at £10,000,000 (£1.5 billion in today’s money). From the ashes rose an unlikely development: the world’s first property insurance policies...

              
Friends of the Museum of London
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Friends of the Museum of London can book exclusive events with access to some of London's most interesting buildings, locations and tours - not usually open to the public!

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Onwards and Outwards
1-10 Sep 2015,
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Onwards and Outwards is a unique programme of films made by British women filmmakers over the last 50 years. Commencing at the ICA 1-10 Sep, Onwards and Outwards is a nationwide programme of screenings, talks and events.
LEGEND of the East End
28 Aug – 11 Sep,
133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London.
Celebrating the release of LEGEND, in cinemas 9 Sep, LEGEND of the East End is an immersive and content rich free exhibition bringing the Kray legend to life in the heart of their manor for the very first time.

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The Blackthorn Key

London, 1665. Potions, puzzles and explosions are all in a day's work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe. Murder is another matter...

A brilliant, new adventure for readers aged 10+.

Three Cocktails (£12) or Six (£22) at Rise 46 (Up to 61% Off)

The Deal

Partygoers can make their way to this 20s-themed bar to sip three or six cocktails. They’ll have a choice of any cocktail from the martini section including the porn star with vanilla and Prosecco; espresso; french with pineapple juice; and lychee (all usually £9.50). They could also opt for a mojito, pisco sour (both £9), or a milk and cookies featuring chocolate liqueur (£9.50).

Available Cocktails

Any from the eight Martini section, including the classic porn star Martini and Lychee, Dark and Stormy, Mojito, Pisco Sour, Flower Power, Jamaican Me Crazy, Cucumber Basil Cooler, Blueberry Caipirinha, Milk and Cookies, Jelly Baby and El Cafetero.

Choose Between Two Options

The Merchant

Located just off Clapham Junction, Rise 46 is an independent bar with a jazzy 1920’s theme. The drinks menu features a raft of craft beers, a host of wines, and an array of cocktails including both classics and modern creations. The downstairs area is available for group bookings and table reservations, and plays host to a variety of live events. These include music gigs in styles such as jazz and blues, held from Tuesday to Friday, plus DJ at the weekends.

Groupon Exclusive Price - World Series by Renault at Silverstone, Tickets from £5 (Up to 20% Off)

The Deal

  • One ticket for World Series by Renault
  • When: 5–6 September, Saturday and Sunday
  • Where: Silverstone Circuit
  • Door time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ticketing Options

  • £8 for adult ticket (16+ years) for Saturday (up to 20% off)
  • £5 for child ticket (11-15 years) for Saturday
  • £8 for adult ticket (16+ years) for Sunday (up to 20% off)
  • £5 for child ticket (11-15 years) for Sunday
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World Series by Renault

The attractions and events prepared for the eleventh edition of World Series by Renault can be enjoyed by the whole family. The spectators can meet the drivers and watch the teams prepare their cars just seconds before the chequered flag. Watch the live action in the grandstands or from the paddock with attractions for spectators large and small, including dodgems, bouncy castle, climbing walls, nail bar and test drives in vehicles from across the whole Renault range. Adults will be invited to try their luck at the Pitstop Challenge and on the F1 and Mégane Trophy simulators. Unrestricted access to the paddock is available on both days.

Legends Live: One, Two or Four Tickets from £49.50 *(Excl. Fees)

The Deal

  • One, two or four tickets to the Legends Live tour
  • When: Selected dates from 3 to 6 October
  • Where: Various venues
  • Door time: 7:30pm

Dates

  • Saturday 3 October at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London
  • Sunday 4 October at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
  • Monday 6 October at Manchester Arena
Choose from the following options:
  • £55.50 for one London ticket
  • £111 for two London tickets
  • £222 for four London tickets
  • £50.20 for one Birmingham ticket
  • £100.40 for two Birmingham tickets
  • £200.80 for four Birmingham tickets
  • £49.50 for one Manchester ticket
  • £99 for two Manchester tickets
  • £198 for four Manchester tickets
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Legends Live

A quartet of international soul acts unite for three nights at arenas in London, Birmingham and Manchester this autumn. Multi-Grammy award-winning US artist Dionne Warwick will bring her over 50 years of hits to the stage, including songs such as Don’t Make Me Over, Walk on By and That’s What Friends Are For. Also making an appearance is Roberta Flack, who remains the first person to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year two consecutive times with The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Killing Me Softly With His Song. The current line-up of The Drifters will perform big-name hits from their 60-year history, including Under The Boardwalk and Saturday Night At The Movies, while Mary Wilson, one third of The Supremes, will sing her way through classics such as Baby Love and Stop in the Name of Love.

Entry and Drink at the Underground Prohibition Party on 19 September at The Bootleg Club (Up to 53% Off)

The Deal

  • One or two entries to The Underground Prohibition Party
  • When: 19 September, at 6pm
  • Where: The Bootleg Club, Pennington Street
  • Door time: 6pm
Ticketing Options: * £15 for one entry with a drink to The Underground Prohibition Party (up to 52% off) * £29 for two entries with a drink each to The Underground Prohibition Party (up to 53% off)
Choice of mixed drink such as vodka, soda, gin and tonic, or a san miguel beer is included with entry.

The Underground Prohibition Party

Stepping back in time to the early 1920s, guests will join the glamorous party full of band performances and flamboyant floor shows. Inspired by the decade of remarkable economic growth, illicit drinking and flourishing celebrity culture, this grand-in-style banquet will take place in one of East London’s most decadent venues, hidden away from the eyes of the police. Gents are welcome to wear fedora hats, pin striped suits and silk ties, while ladies may get into a flapper dress and a pair of round toed heels. Pearls, feathered headbands and cigarette holders will be appreciated. With the entrance, all glamour seekers will receive either a beer or a chaser. Cocktails available during the party include the Bramble, French 75, and a Mint Julep.

The Bootleg Club

Located in the heart of London, The Bootleg Club brings ‘a blast from the past’ in the form of decadent parties with a 1920s theme. Each month the club opens its doors to party-goers who love old-fashioned fun and glamour, offering live bands and experiences complemented by fancy cocktails and drinks.

England v Ireland - ​​​QBE International​: Category Two Ticket for £91 at Twickenham Stadium

The Deal

  • £91 for one category 2 ticket to see England v Ireland in the QBE Internationals.
  • When: 5 September, 2015
  • Where: Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham
  • Door time: 2:30pm kick off
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England v Ireland

Join England as they take on Ireland this September as part of the QBE Internationals. The series looks to bring together some of rugby’s closest and fiercest neighbours, scheduled to stop by Twickenham and set to offer up plenty of emotions. The match kicks off at 2.30 pm, with tickets posted ahead of the day.

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Huge 40ft jet of water erupts from street as water main bursts in Elephant and Castle

A massive 40-foot "geyser" erupted from the street by one of London's busiest junctions after a water main burst this morning.
A huge fountain of water about the height of three double-decker buses exploded from the road outside the Metropolitan Tabernacle baptist church at about 9.30am today, just off the Elephant and Castle roundabout.
Thames Water said it was caused by workmen digging through a 24-inch pipe and that it was working "as fast as we can" to stop the flow.
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Witnesses said water was gushing high into the air for "a good 20 minutes" and police said the jet, in Newington Butts, brought major disruption to Elephant and Castle.
Photos taken from nearby office blocks showed the stream of water rising as high as the historic church building and dwarfing a double-decker bus.

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A video taken by London SE1, a community news website covering the area, showed a workman looking up as the water towers over him.
A spokesman for Thames Water said: "We've despatched a team immediately to try and stop the water.
"We're working as fast as we can to stop the flow from our 24-inch pipe, which was damaged during work by a third party. Once we've stopped the water we can start the repair."
Witnesess said the fountain died down just before 10am, but water is still flowing.
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Source - Standard