London A-Z this month is B.

1 Mar , 2018 Arts,London's Best...

London A-Z – B!

Hey babies, we are in a whole new month, MARCH-  which means a whole new letter. Being the rule breakers we are, we thought about skipping to E or maybe R! But the alphabet has an order for a reason – it’s classic, and original, just like us at the hostel. So we’re sticking with it, at least for now!

So, B. right now. Because B is brilliant and London is the best. it’s pretty bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrr here in London, but as the saying goes, March comes in like a massive fucking Blizzard and goes out with a whole lot of rain. Buts there’s lots of B based activities here in London for you to get up to on your visit. So without further ado, here ya go:


I know I know, we featured alcohol in the last A-Z, but let’s not kid ourselves that we all love a drink here at the hostel. And to be honest, there are quite a lot of booze related

  • Bars

London has some amazing bars, which are different than pubs. Some of our most favourites around the hostel are Bull in a China Shop, Callooh Callay, Sager + Wilde and Pamela (we’ll get onto some of the excellent cocktail bars around next month!)

  • Beer

Want to buy some beer to bring back to the hostel and enjoy the company of our lovely staff? Love Breweries? Or maybe you want to visit a pub that’s know for its beer selection? Check out some of our favourite places in all their yeasty goodness.

  1. Breweries – there are so many in East London! Check out our blog on Oktoberfest from – you guessed it – OCTOBER that have all of our suggestions on some great local breweries.
  2. Shops – wanna pick up some beer and bring it back to the hostel? Visit local shops Clapton Craft, Mother Kellys, Seven Seasons and Kill the Cat for more choice than you can handle.
  3. Pubs – Want to go out and drink beer but you also want the choice to sample beer from all over London/THE WORLD. The Dove, Mother Kellys Bethnal Green Bar, The Cock, The Old Fountain and The Craft Beer Co are all close, cool and cozy (oooo… getting ready for next month already I am!)



Not even kidding. The Royal Ballet is one of the best classical dance companies in the world. Shockingly good. And a trip to the Royal Opera house is totally worth it, it’s such a spectacular building. Check out their programme, with tickets starting at just £5. And if you’re looking to do some pliés and pas des bourrées yourself, there is no better teacher than former Royal Ballet dancer Karis Scarlette with En Avant Ballet.


Best. Cinema. Ever. On the Southbank Centre, everything they show is great. I saw Blade Runner here. I also went to all the John Water’s movies when they did a season of his work. This month is the end of the Ingmar Bergman season.

And then there’s the IMAX….

Everyone loves movies.


Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Shoreditch, Brixton is a brilliantly lively, super cool neighborhood in South London. It’s worth going down in the afternoon to have a look around lively Brixton Market, grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in Brixton Village (KaoSarn is amazing Thai!) and then head out into the night to one of the many brilliant clubs, like our fave Phonox for some funky techno (that’s actually the best way I can describe it) with sexy resident DJ HAAI or The Prince of Wales for Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Reggae.

Do you have any B related activities in London that you’d like to do? Maybe you should B-ook into one of our B-eds and get B-usy B-opping around town!