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Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by dldkag

I'll be back in London in a few weeks and I'll actually have a Saturday night on my own (I typically visit only on weekdays). On prior weekend visits I haven't had any luck finding any venues that cater more to an 35-and over crowd around central London. Pubs are great, but I'm wondering if there are any alternatives. Ronnie Scotts has been suggested - is this the only option? Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by zuriga

I think you might find out some good information if you go to (UK/Ireland section). Ask about a good place to eat and also say you're looking for some venues, fun etc. The crowd there is a young one for the most part and very helpful and knowledgeable.

I'm too old to help... and live in the London 'burbs.

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by planxty


I'm a bit over 35 now but I know London pretty well.

Give me some idsea what kind of thngs you like and I'll try to assist.

VT mail me if you like.

Hope this assists,


Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by dldkag

I like live music venues, but I'm not really a jazz fan. The other live music venues I've seen (for rock or blues) seem to have a fairly young clientelle (i.e. 25 and younger). That having been said, the live music element isn't even essential. Just a fun place with a good bar, where I'm not elbowing my way through crowds of college kids for a beer.

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by Dabs

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for but it's a nice guide to pubs in London

Or you might try Time Out, they have a pretty extensive listing of bars, pubs, clubs, etc.

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by angelaturkey

If it's live music you want, there is a good summary on www dot viewlondon dot co dot uk and check Live Music link.

Or what about joining a walking tour of the pubs with other tourists + locals. They go every Saturday at 7:15pm and are very cheap yet interesting, often the guides are actors or actresses. Check on Google for London Pub Walks. They carry different themes which are interesting too - eg Aug. 22 "Bond, James Bond" 007 & Ian Fleming's London - the "shaken not stirred" Pub Walk Marble ArchTube exit 2;
Aug. 29 The London by Gaslight Pub Walk EmbankmentTube;
Sept. 5 The Somewhere Else London Pub Walk SouthwarkTube;
Sept. 12 The Hitchcock & Holmes Pub Walk - Movies, Mystery & the Master of Suspense HolbornTube;
Sept. 19 The Secret Village Pub Walk St. Paul'sTube exit 2
Sept. 26 Secret St. James' - A Pub Walk in the Olde Palace Quarter Green ParkTube Ritz exit.

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by jo104

Or prehaps a comedy club, comedy store, hen and chickens.
Time out online is good for a search for whats on

Re: Over 35 on a Saturday night - what to do?

by Acirfa

Oh how I know that feeling,however, there is a good night spot for us more mature folk that hosts a variety of music called the Pigalle (check out my London night spots for more info on where etc). I would advise eating there if you want a seat for the evening, you can arrive without eating but unless you dance the night away you will have trouble getting a seat. The acts are very good or have certainly been on the occassions I have been.

Travel Tips for London

I will say most of the places...

by unknown2000

I will say most of the places are interesting. Museums, Theater, wax museum, Piccadilly circus, London Eye, Westminster abbey, Buckingham palace....... Everything u do on london will stay in ur memory for a long time. I like the underground transit because u can meet diff ppl of diff culture.

River Thames


The south bank of the river Thames between Waterloo Bridge and Tower Bridge has got a pedestrianised pavement and leads along many interesting sights. It is a nice walk which offers scenic views of the opposite side.

Among the many sights in this area are the London Eye, the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tate Modern Museum, the Millenium Footbridge, Southwark Cathedral, Hays Galleria, the HMS Belfast and the new City Hall.

London Recycled

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Waste not - want not. That seems to be the motto of London city planners as defunct buildings are revived and outfitted for a new purpose.

Banks become pubs. Arcades become banks. In this case, Charing Cross Hospital became a new outpost for the metropolitan police. This station is located off the Strand, behind St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church.

Bollywood comes to London

by willy_wonka

with a large indian community in london, it's little wonder that many of the bollywood movies focus on british-indian culture, and use the streets of london as backdrop to the storyline. while wandering around the bank district, i came across this filming for a movie. the girls were wearing bright colorful costumes, the music was pumping and they danced magnificently! i must say, i spend the rest of the day with a little "spring" in my step!

The GLA - Egg or Spaceship??

by Mariajoy

Designed by one of the worlds foremost architects, Sir Norman Foster, City Hall is home to the London Assembly, the Greater London Authority and Ken Livingstone, Mayor of london. It's situated on Potters Field, just along the South Bank from the Tate Modern and just before Tower Bridge.

Other interesting info:
Tudor Rubbish Dump or "what they found during excavations for the GLA building"


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