Porkys BBQ – Chelsea

Apr 19, 2016 by

 Porkys BBQ is a themed Memphis restaurant with branches in Chelsea, Camden, Boxpark, Crouch End and Bankside. I visited the Chelsea branch which is located on the Fulham Road. This branch is perfect to combine with  a shopping jaunt on the Kings Road or even a stroll through Chelsea to look at the incredible houses.  A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:07am PDT I’ve never been to Memphis personally but apparently in Memphis the food is pork heavy and cooked slowly and this is the inspiration behind Porkys BBQ. Joy and Simon once owned Foggs restaurant in Camden and after a trip to the U.S they were inspired to make the change. The music playing is rock heavy and  the decor is music orientated. A photo posted by Lisa...

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American Idiot

Apr 1, 2016 by

If I said Green day, what’s the first thing you think of? Green Day reminds me of my youth and crazy college days. The band managed a  perfect mix of amazing head banging songs mixed in with  wonderful melancholy classics that are perfect to sob your teenage angst out. These guys wore eyeliner, before it was named guyliner. They were that cool. The love I had for some of these songs all came flooding back when I went to see American Idiot at The Churchill in Bromley. American Idiot is currently on tour in the UK. In fact I’ve been listening to Green Day all day today, and have encouraged others to do so.  Watching this show reminded me how fantastic Green Day were. The band was huge in the 1990s and early 2000 and...

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How to Save Money on Going to the Theatre...

Mar 16, 2016 by

    Love going to the theatre but can’t afford to go? Well here’s some hints and tips to save yourself some money.   MY BOX OFFICE  A brilliant theatre club that sends alerts out via email for tickets to plays, musicals, comedy and events for a nominal booking fee. My box office is £15 to join and is a seat filling service so if you say you’re going to go, you need to go. You need to be discreet about where you got your tickets, as you may have full price paying guest sitting next to you. You will be contacted via email, occasionally via text, and seats are first come first served.   AUDIENCE CLUB Audience Club was formed in 2007 and is a theatre club that gives you access to first nights and...

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How to get cheap cinema tickets in London...

Feb 16, 2016 by

When did going to the pictures become so expensive? And how can some bits of popped corn covered with a bit of sugar cost £6? And if you drink that massive cup of cola there’s no way you’ll be able to sit through a 3 hour film. My tips are to take your own snacks, seriously it’s the same popcorn that you buy in shops just taken from packet and warmed up. If you have your own 3D glasses then also taken them, clearly only when going to watch a 3D film.  Here are the best deals I have found in London so you can get more films for your money. ARTHOUSE CROUCH END 159a Tottenham Lane, N89BT This award-winning community cinema welcomes everyone and actively encourages art and diversity. It has firmly become...

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Kansas Smitty

May 29, 2015 by

Blog by Jojo Entwistle @angelpixiegirl “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in London anymore…” A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on May 29, 2015 at 2:10am PDT   Dubbed London’s first ‘sexy rehearsal space’, Kansas Smitty’s Jazz & Julep Bar is named after it’s resident house band. Located underneath ‘Off Broadway’, Broadway Market, this innovate, talented group of jazz musicians play nightly (in various configurations), using the bar as their ‘clubhouse’ in which to craft their collective sound.     A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on May 29, 2015 at 2:11am PDT    As you step into this incredibly intimate basement bar, (complete with sliding peephole), you do feel like you have stumbled into a Prohibition secret Speakeasy. The room is dimly-lit with a low ceiling, the bar at one end and the band...

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Lantern Ghost Tours and Best LDN Walks...

May 25, 2015 by

Blog by Shaeran Thomas Despite having lived in London for over 13 years now, I love the fact that I am still learning new and interesting facts about this beautiful city every day. A great way to learn the stuff they don’t put in the history books is by doing a walking tour, which is exactly what I did!   A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on May 25, 2015 at 2:43pm PDT   Our tour (The London Bridge Ghost Tour with sprinklings of the Naughty London Tour thrown in for good measure and giggles) was hosted by certified paranormal investigator Jacqui Travaglia, who after setting up award winning walking tours over in Australia, has now arrived in London to work her magic here with Lantern Tours. Working in conjunction with Best LDN...

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House of Peroni 2015

May 14, 2015 by

The House of Peroni is back for 2015, and this time is bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever and now located on Brick Lane.   A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on May 14, 2015 at 5:20am PDT   Peroni  is a popular pale Italian lager founded in 1846 and The House of Peroni is a showcase for Italian art, food and culture. The entrance is free for anyone over 18 is at 152 Brick Lane and will be open until 10th June. There is a restaurant, 3 bars and a coffee shop. Every Friday during residency there is a street food market, film screenings and science of mixology classes. The House of Peroni is everything you’d expect from a trip to Italy. It’s classy, sophisticated and makes you want to dress like...

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Medieval Banquet

May 1, 2015 by

  A photo posted by Lisa Raynsford (@emptypocketlondon) on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:14pm PDT   Question; Where in London can you go, where it’s acceptable to order a drink by shouting ‘Wench’,  show appreciation by banging your fists on the table and to eat using your hands? Answer; The Medieval Banquet that is located in Ivory House in the stunning St Katherine’s Dock The medieval banquet runs regularly from Wednesday to Sunday, but is also available for private hire and events. Adult tickets are £50 and include unlimited wine and beer, a 4 course meal and entertainment. Children’s tickets are priced at £30 and juice replaces the alcoholic beverages, of course, even if it is Medieval. The stunning location of St Katherine’s dock is even more beautiful at night. The location of the...

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