Feb 12-Feb 20: Valentines and Shrove Tuesday special

Valentines Day Special

Valentines Day Special

Valentines Day: love it, hate it or ignore it, we have something for you along the Overground this week and pancakes to help you recover on Tuesday,


Terry and Valerie Vaughan Art Exhibition Terry Vaughan is exhibiting his work from his recent V&A exhibition, titled ‘The Body’. Valerie is adding to this collection, using materials of paint, clay and stained glass, creating a fantastic exhibition for Lewisham residents!

Time: 10am – 5 pm      Date: 12th Feb – 1st March                                                                                                                                               Price: FREE, but ticketed.                                                                                Location: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ                                                                                                    Contact: 020 8463 0100

The Alternative Valentines Day Dinner

Whether you’re a single, a couple, or a crowd, the Pheonix Restaurant’s finest trainee chefs are hosting a Charity night for you to sample their fantastic cuisine and bar skills. The event is in support for The Lavender Trust, a great cause which supports young women battling breast cancer.

Time: 7.30pm                Date: Friday 13th February                                                                                                                                           Price: £25                                                                                                                 Location: Lewisham College, Breakspears Road. Lewisham, SE4 1UT                                                               Contact: Derek Johnson Tel: 020 8314 8636       Email: derek.johnson@lewisham.gov.uk

Canvas and Cream

With a South American influence in their recipes making their pancakes extra doughy, you will be spoilt for choice at this Lewisham local on Shrove Tuesday!

Location: 18 London Rd, London, SE23 3HF                                                                                                         Contact:  07745899462

Dan O’Doherty Has Checked Everything

Award-winning Comedian David O’Doherty brings his Irish humour to the Hackney empire on Saturday night, for a one off new show, including some musical variety!

Time: 8pm Date: Saturday 14th February                                                                                                                          Price: £19                                                                                                                                                    Location: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London, E8 1EJ                                                                                       Contact: 020 8985 2424


Hackney Bingo Club Valentines Day Edition

This bingo club says it's “Time to forget about your boring life, your overweight and the price of your rent, it's now time to play BINGO!” Hosted by Anne Sophie Cochevelou & the Simon Dodi from Luxurioux Snacks, and only £1 a bingo card, its not an event for Hackney residents to miss!

Time: 8pm Date: Wed 11th February                                                                                                                            Price: £1/bingo card

Location: Number 90 Bar, 90 Main yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN                               Contact: 020 8986 0090 


The Breakfast Club, Hoxton

With various branches across the Capital, this London hotspot serves an all-day pancake option, allowing you to fit in your pancakes at any time throughout your day!

Location: 2-4 Rufus Street, London, N1 6PE                                                                                                                 Contact: 020 7729 5252


Daliee’s Jukebox One Love Valentine’s Party

When you hear the words Valentine’s Day, who doesn’t think ‘reggae, jungle and dancehall’? The typically unorthodox Book Club will be foregoing the romance and keeping the party going this Valentine’s night. Expect lots of sweaty dancing, some ear-blasting breaks, and the possibility of a quick fumble in a dark corner.

Time: 8pm - 2am: Saturday 14th February                                                                                                              Price: FREE before 9pm, £5 after

Location: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH                                                                          Contact: 020 7684 8618 / wearetbc.com



Half Term at the Geffrye Museum

A series of drop-in, first-come first-served 'Awesome Ornament'-themed activities for two to 16 year-olds inspired by the museum's collection. Workshops include:

Creating a candlestick using recycled materials.   Tue Feb 17,   2pm-4pm, (age five to eight),

Baking and decorating biscuit ornaments.            Wed Feb 18,  2pm-4pm, (age 11-plus),

Exploring the art of Victorian manners in an interactive storytelling session.  Thu Feb 19, 10.30-11.30am and 2pm-1pm

Making a decorative money box.                             Fri Feb 20, drop in between 2pm and 4pm, all ages.


Time: 10.30am – 5pm     Tuesday 17th February – Friday 20th February

Location: Geffrye Museum, Haggerston, 136 Kingsland Rd, E2 8EA                            Look online for a full list of activities and timings.


Pancake Fun Day

Surrey Streatery is providing a fun filled day of family friendly events from 10am in celebration of Pancake Day!

Location: 1 Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA


4 Day Weekend

The Oval Tavern is hosting a free 4 day weekend music event, with a range of music from Indie-country band the EFFRAS, along with other genres including Acoustic, Country/Americana, Folk and Pop.

Time: 8pm: Thursday 19th February                                                                                            Price: FREE

Location: The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6BR                                Contact: 020 8686 6023


Valentines Dinner Package at the Oscars Brasserie

Treat your loved one to a 5 course dinner, with a welcome cocktail and wine throughout your meal, at the Oscars Brasserie in the Croydon Park hotel.

Date: 13th & 14th February                                                                                                               Price: £34.95 per person

Location: 7 Altyre Rad, Croydon, London, CR9 5AA                                                                 Contact: 020 8680 9200


Café Del Ponte

With toppings of nutella, banana and strawberry ice cream, Café Del Ponte is sure to fulfil your Shrove Tuesday needs!

Location: 88 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA                                                                            Contact: 020 8688 5154


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