A trip to London…and a night out

One of the downsides of having children, if we’re truthful, is the lack of decent night outs with your husband, or girlie nights with friends. Sure it is fun enjoying Disney Shows and Walking with Dinosaurs, but sometimes you need to let your hair down and see a burlesque show and walk with the girls in uncomfortable and impractical high heel shoes.

And maybe that is why I’ve been getting excited about planning a weekend in London with the hubby to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A truly grown up weekend, meeting friends and making the most of not having Joe around. I’ve already been looking for ideas on the Late Night London website (http://www.latenightlondon.co.uk/) to help me plan a great night out, but I’m also thinking of previous trips to London, and places I’ve enjoyed in the past.

Here are a few of my fave London nights out.

IceBar London

It was freezing, and my drink (served in a giant ice-cube) kept sliding off the bar, but IceBar is still a really surreal, and fairly brilliant experience that everyone should try at least once!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

A good theatre trip is always a must in London. My sister dragged her hens (me included) to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which was brilliant, and stayed Alf from Home and Away, a total legend in my book. You can often pick up cheap tickets at the booths that are scattered all over London too.


Aqua is a great venue, and if the we get great weather, this is definitely one of the best places to be in London, simply to experience the great rooftop bar with views across the capital. It was raining on the night I was there, but it was still worth a trip to the roof to admire London’s glittering lights.

With fellow blogger Marina and friend Dawn at Aqua

Proms in the Park

One London event I love is Proms in the Park that takes place in Hyde Park every September. On a warm night, with a champagne picnic and fabulous music, this is just a really enjoyable experience. I’ve been three times now, and am hoping to get to this year’s concert too.

Benihana Picadilly

Quite simply, some of the best food I have ever tasted was served at Benihana, the Japanese Sushi and Hibachi Grill restaurant located in Piccadilly. The food is cooked on a hot plate style table in front of you and tastes all the better for it. The fact that Bill Nighy was coming out as we were entering made the night even more special.

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