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Nike Supercharge coming to London next week, 4th – 10th Feb

February 1, 2013

nike supercharge week

It’s the first day of a new month and many of us have already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Mine like many was to get fit, loose the flab look in the mirror and see the body of Jessica Ennis… Okay maybe that’s just fantasizing, however Nike are giving us shy about exercising types the chance to redeem ourselves next week by launching Nike Supercharge Week. Now there’s no excuse not to get fit!

Outline of the Supercharge Week

Each day you get to train with Nike’s top Master Trainers. The morning session will be all held at Nike’s flagship store, Niketown London and the unique evening sessions will be held at the stylish new Equinox gym. This week is all about inspiring women to get together, train and have a great time.

Nike supercharge
Monday: Spinning will be led by Nike Master Trainer Sonja Moses at Equinox. Nike are opening the doors to London’s most exclusive gym and giving women access to the UK’s top trainers for this special spinning class

Tuesday: ‘Light up the Night’ with a Nike Training Club Run. The run starts at the Nike Covent Garden store and will take runners on a unique route with surprises along the way including special Nike guests

Wednesday: NTC Silent Disco – at urban East London venue Village Underground – bring your 80s rave gear and your friends for a workout like no other.

Thursday: Yoga with world-renowned teacher Leah Kim, at London’s most exclusive and premium gym Equinox.

Saturday and Sunday: Nike Training Club hosted by Nike’s very best Master Trainers at a variety of London parks including Clapham Common, Victoria Park and Regents park to name a few. Classes will be followed by coffee with Nike Master Trainers, enabling attendees to have all of their training questions answered.

For more information and to book yourself a place please visit: http://www.ntcsupercharge.com

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Date For your diary: Secret Garden Party’s – Raiders of the last tube – Thursday 17th, January 2013

January 10, 2013

Raiders Of The Last Tube logo

Launching this month is a new party night, Raiders Of the Last Tube. In conjunction with MEATliquor once a month, this will be your chance to see the best brand new bands and DJs all whilst enjoying a yummy burger.

If you’re like me and you hate the idea of the night bus then Raiders Of the Last Tube brings you an uncannily pedestrian solution; the after work gig and disco. Direct from work you can stop off and see 2 bands, eat a tasty burger and have a dance. And not just any old bands; The Secret Garden Party’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ stage and the Head Gardener will be curating the best new acts they can find. Ejoy all this until… 11.30pm when you are sent home before it’s too late.

This night’sAnnie Eve acts will be:

Annie Eve is a 21 year-old singer/songwriter from London, who honed her musical skills whilst attending Goldsmiths Art College, well known for spawning several interesting musicians such as Graham Coxon and James Blake.

ArlissaArlissa is already known to the mover and shakers of the London music scene. Tipped by the BBC as one of the ‘Sounds of 2013’ in the wake of her collaboration with US hip hop artists Nas, Arlissa has been cited as the new Florence but the comparison will prove transient as she showcases her own unique style. Her new single, ‘Sticks and Stones’ is  due out in February

Venue: The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB

Doors: 6.30pm

Tickets cost £5   on the door.

Please RSVP to music@secretproductions.net to avoid disappointment.

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Broke in January – Ways to save money and still have fun in London

January 7, 2013

broke sign

Feeling broke this January? After Christmas all my friends are saying they have no money, so I decided to do a post about how to get more for your money and still enjoy London this new year. Feel free to share with your friends.

Take advantage of London’s restaurant deals, vouchers and get yourself a taste card!

Eating out is usually the first thing people cut back on when money is tight, but this January you can take advantage of all the deals that restaurants are introducing to try and get you to part with your cash.

  •   Get a free trial of tastecard. You will be able to get 50% or 2 for 1 deals in lots of restaurants around London.
  •  Check out these recommended restaurant deal websites: Vouchercodes, Toptable and Groupon.
  •  For those who are really pushed for pounds All Bar One are running a dine for 5 pounds deal when you sign up to their newsletter
  • Cut back on the alcohol this January – it will cut the cost of your meals and give your liver time to recover after Christmas and New Year.

Go to London’s Museums and Gallery Friday Lates

These are usually on a Friday and are FREE! So if you are looking for something to do with your friends in London and save money these can be good fun. My top three events:

  • If you like drawing, The National Portrait Gallery is running free drawing classes on Friday evenings throughout January.
  • Try you hand at Speed Dating, a Pub quiz or chill out at the bar  at The Science Museum Lates.
  • Also on the art front – check out Private art openings at London’s small galleries, you can usually find out about these by signing up to their mailing lists. (Sssh they usually give you free wine while you peruse the artworks).

Buy your clothes on the cheap

With prices in the shops already slashed due to the sales, you can shave a few pounds off that sales bargain by looking out for any imperfections (of course it helps if you’re handy with a sewing needle, if not ask your mummy)  most shops will reduce goods with the odd hole or missing button.

Also since January is the time when lots of people spring clean their wardrobes, it’s also the perfect time to hit the charity shops and rummage. Aim for charity shops in well-heeled areas: Pimlico, Chelsea and South Kensington.

Get fit for free in London

Don’t get sucked into spending lots of money on gym membership you are never going to use to burn off those Christmas pounds.

Sell your unwanted Christmas gifts on Ebay to make some extra cash

Enough said.

Single? Meet new people in London for free

If you want to meet new people but don’t fancy paying for speed dating or internet dating. You should try meetup.com there is a group for pretty much every interest under the sun. Joining up is free and some events especially industry ones giveaway freebies!

Also Okcupid is a free dating site that friends of mine have tried and found to be successful.

Do you have any ways to save money in London this January? Leave a comment and let’s share our ideas.