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Halloween Experiences

23 Oct

Lastminute.com have announced some reductions on their halloween packages. Remember to always look around for the cheapest deal as a reduction doesn’t always mean the lowest price available! 

London Bridge Experience and London Tombs for two adults – £36 (currently 25% off, was £48)
Discover the secrets that lie beneath London Bridge. There are many dark and bloody tales to be told about London Bridge and the London Tombs. A bridge has existed in the same spot for nearly two thousand years, suffering destruction by fire and warfare and being rebuilt time and time again. No wonder it is one of the world’s most haunted bridges.

London Ghost Bus Tour for Two – £42.50 

Jump on board this classic 1960s Routemaster. Previously used as a funeral bus (or ‘carcass coach’ as Londoners called it) it has been renovated and restored to use as a ghost tour bus. Uncover the grisly secrets of the city with the London Ghost Bus Tour for Two that will transport you and a friend around the sinister parts of the capital.

Zombie Combat Experience for One – £79 (currently 20% off, was £99

Bring your favourite scary film or video game to life in this Zombie Combat Experience. You’ll enter a world where zombies are attacking the globe and it’s up to you and your crew to save us all before the infection spreads. You’ll arrive at the camp for an important briefing on the situation before being armed with your weapons and preparing for battle.

Wicked  Theatre Tickets from £17.50 – Wicked is the record-breaking hit musical which tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
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Bowling Fun in Finsbury Park

21 Oct
ROWANS

ROWANS

Whenever I review a cool thing to do in London, it inevitably ends up being in central or Shoreditch, and usually not as budget friendly as I’d like giving this is a blog about budgeting after all!  I thought that I would give Finsbury Park, my home territory a try for a change. Armed with a gaggle of friends, I  started the night off in The Silver Bullet (originally a pop up bar, but it never left!) Sadly for us they don’t open their tills until 6.30pm,  and we really couldn’t wait so we headed to the good old Twelve Pins pub across the road instead. Not known for its charm, but more for its convenient location to arsenal fans, I was a little dubious. However we sat outside at the slightly damp picnic tables, and immediately one kindly fella came running over to give me his newspaper so I wouldn’t get a wet bum! At that moment I thought yep, you should never judge a book by it’s cover. The punters were friendly, the drinks were relatively cheap for London (though don’t expect posh wine or nice craft beers) and we had a pleasant time.

Plenty of lanes

Plenty of lanes

We then headed into Rowans, the local bowling alley. Rowans for 2 hours, 2 lanes was only a tenner each. It has a bar, a karaoke booth and of course 12 pin lanes. An added bonus is that you can order from Domino’s or the local fake-Nando’s (Rooster Peri-Peri) direct to the lane. I hadn’t really been bowling without the presence of children in my adulthood until now, and it was actually a good laugh. The only thing mildly unpleasant was the rented shoes. yes they were clean, and fine, but yuk yuk yuk I don’t like them! At a weekend Rowans is also open until the wee hours, I technically making it one of Finsbury Parks only nightclubs.

Pizza Time!

Pizza Time!

Look at those balls!

Look at those balls!

Verdict: 8/10 an enjoyable and cheap night out

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