Happy Easter – enjoy with a walk!

Happy Easter! As I am on vacation without a computer,  I can’t write up a long post for you.
But I wanted to share my Easter Post from last year as it contains one of my favourite walks in London for a walk with the family or friends or your partner or even alone.

Hope you have a great day!

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#365DaysofLondonBaby – Day 22- Boat race or goat race

Time flies! It’s almost a year ago and this was one of the first posts I have written. As both of the races are again tomorrow (27th March),  find all info in the blog post below. Especially check out the section what great places to visit before or after the race!!

All of this year’s practical updates can be found  on  Time Out for the Boat race or on this post for the Goat race (i suspect it’s sold out though).

But now enjoy reading (see link below)

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#365DaysofLondonBaby – Day 20- Walk the Circle Line on Sunday!

Good morning! The weekend is almost here and the lovely folk from Walk London (the organisers of the great free walk weekends a few times a year!) have contacted me to share their next walking event with you. Its a walk along the Circle Line (or for non-Londoners, the yellow tube line) and its taking place This Sunday, 13th March, from 10:00 am.

I think you can’t just walk around London enough and this is a perfect opportunity to start (no time this weekend, here are some other tips to start walking in London!). The walk suits all abilities, as there are 4 starting points on the route (see map below in red), so you can choose the section nearest to your house or your favourite section and since its a circular walk, you can either go for the full 14.5 miles or just drop out at any point in time. And, the route is a “highlights of London” walk- it will pass through many of London’s historical landmarks such as Westminster, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge as well as many hidden gems, beautiful parks and charming neighbourhoods.

Circle Line map

You can find an interactive version of the map here (as soon as its public access, I’ll embed it into this post but for now we need to do with the static version :))

The starting times for the four sections are 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm  in: Fitzroy Square Gardens, St Botolph-without-Bishopgate Gardens, Christchurch Gardens and Kensington Gardens.

The Walk is for free, but you need to register – click here!

At the same time, the walk is a charity event for Sport Relief, so if you feel like supporting to this worthwhile cause, feel free to raise funds or donate. Any donation will help a young person, living with a disability in the UK to take part in sporting activities – so the money you fundraise can make a significant difference to someone’s life.

Happy Walking!!

 

 

 

 

 

#365DaysofLondonBaby – Day 17- The Doodle Man Exhibition – back again!

Great news! The Doodle Man is back in Hoxton Gallery this Weekend (4th March-6th March) – come back again or see it if you haven’t…..

This year’s art season is in full swing, with many great exhibitions around town. If you are in the mood for something different, you have until Wednesday 24th of February to head down to Old…

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#365DaysofLondonBaby – Day 18-Raw Food Workshop

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Good morning! Spring is coming closer, an not only our (tiny London) flats need a spring clean, but our body will be thankful for one too! Luckily, Londoners have been jumping on the healthy eating bandwagon and you’ll hear talks about the latest superfoods, smoothies, and the likes all around you. There are great places to get your fix on healthy eating (e.g. the lovely MAE Deli in Marylebone) and drinking (Press London is one of the pioneers in cold-press juices). In short- it’s very much part of London’s “Zeitgeist” nowadays.

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Free Walks This Weekend – That’s London Baby’s recommendations!

If you are still wondering what to do this weekend, or if you finally wanted to go on a guided walk and you have put it off for whatever reason, this weekend offers a great opportunity to get walking!

Walk London is having their annual winter weekend of free walks (there are further weekends in Spring and Fall). That’s more than 40 guided walks through all areas of London, all funded and paid for by TfL. Many of those are normally paid walks. They come in all sizes and interests – short walks, touristy walks, special topics (e.g. literary or spy walks), central location, outside, long walks….there is even one section of the Capital Ring covered!

They even created a map, showing the starting points of all walks:

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#365DaysofLondonBaby – Day 16 – Acton Trampoline Park

London in Pre-christmas time can be great, but its often a bit stressful. If you are looking to get away from the Christmas stress or for a fun way to get moving and burn all the calories from your Christmas party, take the Central or Piccadilly line (the red and the dark blue line…) and head to Acton to bounce it all off.

wp-1450045295670.jpg Specifically, visit London’s first Trampoline Park, Oxygen Freejumping. Make sure you book your tickets online beforehand though, as Oxygen have been buzzing and busy since the first day they opened earlier this year. The park provides over 100 trampolines (we did not count them all, but there are so many!) across different trampoline fields (see above) on 27,000 square feet. You can even bounce across the walls ! They also have a trampoline academy, with 4 professional sports trampolines and an aircushion where you can practice all crazy moves without hurting yourself.

wp-1450045295687.jpgIf you ever wanted to compete in American Gladiators, Takeshi’s Castle or the like TV shows from the 1980s and 1990s, there is also an obstacle course with foam cubes underneath.

There is also a Pizza restaurant and coffee on site where you can overlook your friends bouncing up and down or cool off after your session (1 hours per session sounds short but you’ll be tired after that!).

What is also nice is that they try to use the site in many more ways, offering children’s parties (bouncing and food), but also trampoline fitness, free running classes, a trampoline academy, proper adult evening events and others.

Freestyle bouncing sessions cost £12.50 per person, plus £2 for special bouncing socks (good quality, you can re-use them). Its absolutely essential to book in advance, you don’t want to make the trip to an Acton industrial area without a good reason!

The adres is

Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, London W3 0AF

and the opening times are from 9am-10pm every day, except for Sunday, where the closing time is 9pm.

Happy jumping!