Sunday, 6 July 2014

Italian Festival

Frith Street Soho

Bar Italia 65 year Anniversary 

If you are looking for something to do today why don't you pop down to Frith Street in Soho. Bar Italia is celebrating 65 years on Frith Street. There's so much good good and drink plus lots of great entertainment. Definitely not one to miss this Sunday.






Friday, 4 July 2014

London Dungeon

London's Attractions

Me, my mum and Raffy were thrilled to finally go to London Dungeon.When we first stepped inside we were shocked at how busy it was but don't let that put you off because once the tour starts you end up getting separated into different groups and spreading out. Now I don't want to tell you too much because I think its better not knowing what to expect so it doesn't spoil the scary surprises but what I can tell you is that it was brilliant we all really enjoyed it and we managed to get really scared. Throughout the tour you learn about some of London's history and biggest crimes in the 17th right through to the 19th century.  All the actors did a fantastic job at making us all feel we were all living in the past and making us scared of course.It made you feel how much we should appreciate the London we live in today. Back in the old days the city was full of rats and diseases. Like I said I don't want to tell you too much otherwise you wont get scared and that's the whole point but  I would recommend it to all families with kids over the age of 9 because its sooooo scary and definitely something that you should do over the summer holidays. I give it a 5/5 because I don't you could get a better day out.For more information and how to get tickets please check their  






Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Breakfast Challenge

Breakfast in Soho


One of the nice things about Soho is the food and my favourite dish is breakfast, so I've decided to set myself  up with a challenge, to find the best breakfast in Soho. I like to eat pancakes and fruit its my favourite so with all these new restaurants keep popping up I cant think of a better challenge. I'll be judging them on their service, presentation,  surroundings, yummynest and value for money.
If you have any favourites you think I should try please get in touch.




Sunday, 15 June 2014

Herman Ze German

Herman Ze German 

Old Compton Street

Quite often me and my brother Raffy will go to Herman Ze German for a hotdog. They have been in Soho for quite a while and I would like to introduce you to them.
Sometimes you may have to wait 5 minutes for the food because they cook upon order. I usually get the Bratwurst sausage and some fries with mustard and ketchup and I love the fries. The servers are very polite and respectful. If you love Hotdogs then its worth trying.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Lisbon

Lisbon Coast                
Belem Tower

Portugal

I'm really lucky that my dad is Portuguese because I get to visit Portugal a few times a year and every visit is different. Recently I just came back from watching my dad perform at Rock in Rio but while I was there I went to the city and visited some really nice places like Hotel Bairro Alto. It has a really nice roof terrace over looking the city with amazing sea views. It feels so peaceful and is really nice to have a rest if you're walking around the city. Lisbon is very hilly and when its hot you definitely need a place like this to rest. We even came across my favourite ice cream shop Amorino. If you are only in Lisbon for a short time I would recommend you take a train journey from Cais De Sobre to Cascais. It's a really nice journey along the coast and you get to see some of Lisbon's best sights like the big Iron Bridge that takes you to Cristo Rei Statue ( king of christ statue) it's very similar to the one in Rio Brazil and also Torre de Belem which was built in the early 16th century to protect the city from invasion. You will also get to see the Monument to the Discoveries which looks like a big wave. The monument was built in 20th century to celebrate the age of discoveries. Further down the coast just before you get to Cascais you will see beautiful beaches like Estoril. I would definitely recommend you do this while you're there its a great day out and you get so see so much plus don't forget to take a tram they're so much fun.

Barrio Alto Hotel Terrace
Lisbon Trams


Estoril Beach

View from Barrio Alto Hotel

Iron Bridge & Cristo Rei Statue




Friday, 13 June 2014

Billy Elliot The Musical

Victoria Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot

Set in the North of England during the miners strikes when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and based on Stephen Daldrys movie released in 2000.  It's a story of a 11 year old boy who get's sent to boxing classes by his dad but he doesn't enjoy it and is only there because of his dad. One day after the boxing class a  big bunch of ballerinas come in to do their dance class and Billy ends up joining in and discovers he likes it. A few months pass and he receives an opportunity to audition for the Royal Ballet School and the story goes on.. ( I can't tell you too much )
The show was really funny but had lots of swearing but it wasn't really offensive because it was all said in a funny way so it had me laughing. Normally I don't like to hear swearing but it was funny how they used it in  the show. My favourite character was Billy's best friend Michael played by Zak Baker he was really funny and played the gay best friend really well. I liked Billy too who was played by Mitchel Tobin, he was a really good actor and dancer. Mrs Wilkinson played by Ruthie Henshall was the ballet teacher she was really tough and funny. I loved everything about the show the humour, dancing and story. I would recommend it to kids aged 10 + and all adults because its so much fun. 5/5 must watch! The only sad part is that my Dad & Brother didn't get to see it, they would have loved it. Check out superbreak they've got some great deals for shows and accomodation.







Thursday, 12 June 2014

Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio Lisbon

Lisbon Festival

 How was your half term? Mine was great I went to Lisbon to stay with my grandparents and went to see my dad perform with his band Underground Sound of Lisbon at Rock in Rio.

The event was so big and had other performers like Jesse J, Lorde, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake.  I managed to get to see Lorde and she was great but she dances very weirdly, my mum was saying she looked possessed but I thought she looked and sounded great and I loved all her songs. Unfortunately I missed Ed Sheeran and I was really disappointed, but Toby who sings with my Dads band knows him so hopefully one day I’ll get to meet him that would be really cool. The show went on for an hour and we were just leaving and she sang my favourite Royals. The following night my dad was on but he was playing so late at 3am in the morning so I couldn’t stay but I did manage to get back stage and get into his artist trailer and scoff all the food and drink. I love festivals because there’s so much going and you get to see some of your favourite artists. 

Me and my brother
My dads stage


Lorde


Japan Centre

Japan Centre

Shaftsbury Avenue

Had a nice surprise on Saturday morning coming back from my violin lesson. The Japan Centre on Shaftesbury Avenue they had a tasting of some of their products they sell in their supermarket. I tried a couple of miso soups but I have out of the white and original the original one by far.  I also tried some vegetarian dumplings which were lovely. If you like Japanese food then you should definitely pop into the Japan Centre on the corner of Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue, its really big and you can buy already prepared food in case you want a snack.




Monday, 9 June 2014

X-men Days of Future Past

Empire Cinema

Yesterday I went to see X-men days of future past with my brother at the Empire in 2D. When I watched the first X-men film I was really bored so I fell asleep but when I watched X-men days of future past I actually liked it.It was really funny though. The X-men team send wolverine who is a wolf  to the past to change history to save their lives in the future.Wolverine must prevent an event that  results to changing humans and mutants lives. It stars Jennifer Lawrence from the Hunger Games, Hugh Jackman who plays Wolverine( Logan) and James McAvoy who plays Professor Charles Xavier and my favourite character Evan Peters who plays QuickSilver from the Avengers.My favourite scene was when QuickSilver paused time and ran around the room changing peoples positions.

I really enjoyed this movie and I give it 4/5 definitely one to watch








   

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Soho Food Feast

Wardour Street

I had such a great time this weekend at the Soho Food Feast, the food and weather was amazing and it was really busy. For those who don't know, the Soho Food Feast is a fundraising event to help build a new playground in our school, Soho Parish. Lots of local restaurants come down to St Annes gardens and cook food all day and sell sample dishes for just a £2,  all donations go to the school. I think its the 4th one and were now getting close to our target, so thank you to all hat turned up and donated. Us kids really do appreciate it, because we don't really have a playground so we really do your help.