J-Pop in London at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

Many visitors to London opt for a Bloomsbury Bed and Breakfast because of the easy access to nightlife, and as a 24 hour city, many night owls are just looking for a base when they visit the city for a party weekender.

Ever at the cutting-edge of trendy new music, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes in Russell Square has started running a J-pop (Japanese pop) night.

Japan Underground boasts live bands and music from top J-Pop and J-Rock DJs. The launch night, themed on the cult Samurai fighting game Sengoku Basara, sold out and the venue’s next night, on February 4, is set to be a Japanese tribute to the best of the West – with a full DJ set of remixed dance-floor hits and a Queen cover band.

 

Read more about it here.

London Comedy Film Festival

The last weekend in January sees the London Comedy Film Festival hit BFI Southbank.

Over four days at BFI Southbank LoCo’s first London Comedy Film Festival will champion the craft of comedy film-making with an array of previews, classics, masterclasses and parties. With help from on-screen greats ranging from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to Kermit, Fozzie and Animal, and with films ranging from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to independent, international films, LoCo’s comedy film festival will be sure to blow those blues away.

For more information visit: www.locofilmfestival.com

Where to Celebrate Burns Night in London

The 25th of January sees the annual celebration of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It’s a fairly big deal across the UK, and there are several places in London to enjoy the event.

The Ceilidh Club runs a string of Burns Night ceilidhs at Hammersmith Town Hall on 20, 21, 27, 28 January and 4 February. Expect a full dinner, regional whiskey, and dancing events. Tickets £13-25

Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will host a ‘pre-Burns Night Party‘ on Monday 23 January.  The event is completely free and starts at 7pm.

The most Scottish pub in London, the Rob Roy at Paddington will celebrate with bagpipes at 7pm and haggis.

In London before the 25th?  The Boisdale restaurants in Belgravia, Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf are celebrating early with a Burns Celebration on Monday 16 January.

 

Step into the past at the Volupté Lounge

Volupté is a world of decadence and delight – a place to escape, unwind and be entertained.  With decadent cocktails, swing bands, burlesque dancers, and afternoon teas, the venue – open for lunch and dinner – brings vintage glamour to Bloomsbury’s borders.

The Volupte Lounge is just a 7 minute walk through Bloomsbury from the Judd Hotel. The nearest tube is Chancery Lane.

For more information, visit: http://www.volupte-lounge.com/