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August 26

5 things to do at Colets Health Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey #Fitness #Health #thamesditton #Surrey

One Be a MasterChef and make mini pizzas in Colets Kids Camp and Teen Camp. Two Book your child in for a 2-hourly slot Monday to Friday whilst you workout! We take little ones from 6 weeks-5 years Three Take part in our Family Fun Day! Free BBQ plus lots of activities for all – […]

August 17

5 things about WordShark Number Shark #Games #Education @School

Back in the early nineties, the first edition of ‘Wordshark’ was the first of its kind to combine reading and spelling skills with computer games! Numbershark followed-on a few years later, to help with numeracy The games-based programs are sold by word of mouth and used in half of schools in the UK as well […]

August 15

Dine at Tredwells — My Food & Drink Lifestyle #London #Travel #Restaurants #Food #Luxury

We were in town for the the day and wanted to find a place for a nice Sunday Roast. On reading some good reviews about Tredwells we decided to give it a try and I have to say the the result was a success. Set on St Martins Lane in the Seven Dials area makes […] […]

July 19

4. GET YOUR JOG ON WITH DECATHLON’S FREE 5K RUN AT SOUTHWARK PARK, THIS SUNDAY #London

What: A free 5K community run, hosted by Decathlon Surrey Quays  When: Sunday 22nd July, 10am – 12pm Where: Southwark Park, Southwark Park Road, London, United Kingdom, SE16 2ER Multi-sports retailer Decathlon is encouraging people across Surrey Quays to get involved in its free 5K run this Sunday 22nd July at Southwark Park, London. Welcoming runners of all ages and […]

July 11

4. Have breakfast at Miss Polly’s #Molesey #Surrey

July 11

1. Take an early morning run and take in the views in your local area. #Hamptoncourt

June 10

5 things to do today at The Guinea Grill, Mayfair

The Guinea Grill  Sit in the bar area and enjoy a pint. You may also find a plug socket to charge your phone – the usual stuff. This is a lovely historic pub in a quiet area of Mayfair. 2. Book a table and move through to the back. A pub at the front with […]

February 02

5 things to do in the Cotswolds this Weekend

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds 1. Armonico Consort performance of Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass, Malvern Theatres Hear Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass in concert at Malvern Theatres on Saturday February […]

January 08

Leading luxury resort Canaves Oia launches heart-warming hotel video, capturing in 2-minutes the importance and impact of the hospitality industry

Canaves leads the way as Santorini’s most sought-after property, not only due to its impeccable form and idyllic location but most importantly due to its dedicated team. The hotel offers guests the chance to fully indulge in luxury. With Insta-famous pools, lush rooms, fine dining and catamaran excursions, it’s certainly the ideal choice if you’re […]

January 08

Enjoy a night of comedy at The Old Queens Head, Islington

London comedy night in Islington with James Acaster, Jamali Maddix, Yuriko Kotani and Sean Morley for just £7 via Comedy in Angel – February 12 — Laugh Out London comedy club – best value live comedy in London

December 11

How To Find A Reliable Plumber

Locate A Trusty Local Plumber Before Disaster Strikes This Winter Don’t let the cold weather get the better of your plumbing systems. Find a local plumber now to carry out a service and help prevent frozen pipes and broken boilers. With winter fast approaching, unfortunately, many homeowners in the UK will experience problems with their […]

November 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

It would be hard to find better French food than this. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Mediterranean cooking – as well as great bread.” Michelin Guide, 2018 “(The Lunch Tasting Menu) was a first class experience. For this quality of food with great service, what’s not to like?” William […]

November 16

Sue Walsh founder of www.boldwomen.co.uk shares her 5 things to do today

Wake up and be thankful you are alive -you’re only here once, stop bitching about stuff that doesn’t really matter, nobody really cares. Remember the good things/people around you; that might be your friends, family or Your work colleague who gave you a doughnut, or a smile from a stranger. It might even be the […]

September 26

THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical, Opera House Manchester – and four other things to do today

Here are today’s 5 things Celebrate World Vegetarian Day at Tabun Kitchen, London. Palestinian-inspired restaurant Tabun Kitchen is delighted to announce a special set menu for World Vegetarian Day this coming Sunday, 1st October. Tabun Kitchen is open 7 days a week. For reservations call 020 7324 7767, 77 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8TH. Book to see Take That’s […]

August 08

Try the three course lunch at Mezzet Lebanese restaurant in Hampton Court Village 

Mezzet is a smart and slick restaurant a stone’s throw from Hampton Court Station. It would be hard to find better Lebanese food than this. Their three course meal which we enjoyed today was exemplary. You may wish to have an accompanying cocktail too – also superb! 

August 03

5. Try the Brush & Bubbles Art Class at The Jam Tree Chelsea – Thursday 17th August

For those who remember longingly how much fun art lessons with school friends used to be, or are in need of an outlet for burgeoning creative talents, art class creators Brush & Bubbles have teamed up with The Jam Tree in Chelsea to provide a fun and relaxed painting class taking place on Thursday 17th August from 7pm – 9.30pm.  While absinthe may have been Van […]

July 28

1. Work up a sweat, soak in some knowledge or sink into your savasana at FestiWell – Sunday 6th August,King’s Cross

King’s Cross is being transformed into a hub of health for a free one-day wellness festival. FestiWell is a go-to for yogis, gym bunnies, pavement pounders, the tentatively energetic and those seeking a healthy lifestyle in London.

July 21

2. Get ready for the return of hit TV show Don’t Tell The Bride airing at 9pm, 26th July on E4. 

May 11

Book to see Sven Ratzke’s Starman in London – Inspired by the music and life of David Bowie

Sven Ratzke brings his globally renowned show Starman for its London premiere. Inspired by the legendary David Bowie, and accompanied by Ratzke’s brilliant three-man band, the music grooves from seventies glam rock into sound collages and intimate moments. Add to that Ratzke’s bizarre and hilarious storytelling that kicks in like a beautiful acid trip. A […]

January 29

Join the Kilmarnock Supper Club

This up and coming social club is getting more popular by the day. An innovative social club for the ver 40’s enjoys the best Scottish Food & Wine events that this country has to offer! Please find out more by clicking the link below.  Kilmarnock Supper Club

September 03

Change your name to Bubba and be rewarded with a lifetime supply of shrimp at Bubba Gump London

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A LIFETIME’S SUPPLY OF SHRIMP It has been 20 years since Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant in Monterey on Cannery Row in California. Launched as homage to Forrest Gump, it captured the charm and American spirit that had made the movie a worldwide smash hit. Two decades on […]

August 18

Find a Busylizzy Family Club near you – Fabulous Postnatal Fitness, Baby(0-1yr) & Active tots (1-4 yrs) classes

Welcome to Busylizzy – Fitness and fun for mums and little ones! Award winning busylizzy® is the UK’s leading family club. If you are a parent with a child under 4 years – they you’re at the right place. Established in 2011 in response to a lack of good quality, fun and professionally run classes […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

April 18

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

April 12

Order steamed haddock for breakfast at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames

April 12

Buy a rhubarb tart from Fisher and Donaldson

April 12

Test out the in room Nordic sauna at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

April 11

Have a pint of St Andrews ale at Kittock’s Den at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – then eat Italian

Enjoy a perfectly pulled pint in this first floor bar of the Fairmont hotel in St Andrews. The bar is modern, luxury and sophisticated.       This is a perfect place to have a pre drink before having an Italian meal at La Cucina restaurant only a few steps away.       

March 17

Have you ever been to a music festival on the Island of Malta? Here are three of the best!

FESTIVALS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IN MALTA The Maltese islands have become a music haven for festival-goers worldwide offering a wide range of diverse music events this year. With guaranteed sunshine, idyllic landscapes, azure waters, chilled out vibes and intimate boat parties with discerning DJ’s, it’s a recipe for a hedonistic paradise. With the […]

February 07

Learn how to cook with Michelin star chef Adam Gray with Bourne & Hollingsworth Kitchen

Bourne & Hollingsworth  kitchen, the latest project from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, is a brand new cookery school launching 1st March. Offering a range of well-devised, informal cookery classes and short courses for all levels, the B&H Kitchen is run by our executive chef Adam Gray and will guide participants through expert techniques, seasonal recipes […]

February 04

Win two tickets to an Anti Valentines Party at Barrio East on Saturday 13th February

Taking place on Saturday 13th February, Barrio’s Anti-Valentine’s Fiesta celebrates the legendary party which happened in 1929, where a mob of singletons associated with the Hips Don’t Lie gang of southside Mexico City caused absolute mayhem, leaving nothing but a wake of empty tequila and mezcal bottles… You will be able to get warmed up with a delicious tequila […]

January 31

Share your unwanted food easily with OLIO today 

Do you have a few lonely lemons? Do you have packet of bread sauce that you will never eat? Have you got a few crunchy apples but you can’t eat because of toothache? Are you about to make a huge pot of chili and want to get to know your local community by sharing it […]

January 15

Jenny Eclair on tour, breakfast with Vogue Williams, book a Burns night party and two other things to do today

1. Go to Icetank Kitchen and discover The Wellness Tank to escape the winter blues – Cook, play, laugh and join us this January to find the real you. Follow Natasha Kerry in an introductory session of deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra hub  – also called ‘yogi sleep’. An enthusiastic superfoodie and blogger Mirjam from Mimselicious is hosting […]

December 19

Mindfulness fun, eat Momo’s, celebrate NYE on The Thames and two other things to do today 

Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe whilst waiting for your flight this Christmas. Have quality food at Heathrows Terminal 2. See the London Eye fireworks this New Year’s Eve with London RIB Voyages. Zoom down the Thames and avoid the crowds. Read a humorous take on Mindfulness by reading The Ladybird book of mindfulness. Mindfulness […]

November 22

5 things to do today with The Dissappearing Dining Club booked through Tabl

Last night we had the pleasure of dining at The Glebe House, Clapham. Dinner was served courtesy of The Disappearing Dining Club and Tabl. Tabl organise secret supper clubs and dining pop ups across London and Brighton. If you want to host a dining experience then you are welcome to add your own event. In world in […]

November 14

We interview William Kunhardt – Musical Director of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra

William will be conducting the Arensky Chamber Orchestra on Saturday 28th November at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden. How did you first start in music? What was your inspiration? That was so long ago, I’m not really sure! But my parents tell me that as a small child I used threw a temper tantrum every […]

November 11

5 things to do today at La Rive restaurant, Cobham, Surrey

Fine modern French Mediterranean dining in the heart of Cobham. Dine well in one of the most romantic dining rooms in Surrey. La Rive is just what Cobham has been waiting for. One Enjoy your meal in one of the most select and romantic rooms in Surrey. The dining room at La Rive is beautiful […]

November 06

What is the weather like where you live? Submit your own weather forecast!

Use weather watchers to add what the weather is like where you live now. There is nothing more accurate than live ‘what you see’ data so the more the people that do this then the better for everyone. Your forecast may even appear on the TV.

November 06

5 things to do today at My Kitchen, Chelsea – part of the My Chelsea Hotel

My Kitchen is situated in the heart of Chelsea and is part of the My Hotel group. The hotel looks smart and is only a short walk from the likes of fashion brand Stellar McCartney and the famous wine bar Daphne’s . My kitchen is open for breakfast (for hotel guests or you could just […]

November 05

Buy tickets for the Imber Court Firework Display – tonight

This display says it is the biggest in Surrey. It is not too late to buy tickets and  a one direction tribute band will be playing to keep you company too. Imber court always have a huge bonfire and stalls selling burgers, hot dogs and hot and cold drinks. Book tickets here   

October 28

5 things you can do every day to build customer loyalty by Michael Heppell

International speaker and best selling business author Michael Heppell shares his 5 things to do today to build customer loyalty. Use names – there is no sweeter sound than to have someone use your name during a conversation. The person who says you can over-use someone’s name is usually the one who is useless at […]

October 18

Watch the ‘story of stuff’ and put a stop to that next purchase – its Christmas after all!

How much stuff do you have? Do you need it all? This fascinating and thought provoking video make you think about the stuff we have and if we need it all. It is quite old now (made in 2007) and we have just found it. Hope you enjoy it if you have not seen it […]

October 10

Ice Skate at the Tower of London – The rink opens 20th Novemver

After a one year hiatus, the Ice Rink returns to the Tower of London on November 20, operated for the first time by open air ice rink experts Cousins Entertainment, headed up by Olympic Gold Medalist, and Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins MBE.  The rink will host 43 days of skating in the imposing […]

September 23

See forensic mind-reader Colin Cloud on tour – he left Ant and Dec agog!

Look at your hands, your nails and the heels of your shoes. What do you see? Nothing? Imagine someone who could look at those details and see everything. EVERYTHING. Only, you don’t have to imagine because this is precisely what Colin Cloud does. He’ll know what you’ve had for lunch, where you’ve been that day, […]

September 23

Get in to the Halloween Spirit with a NEW master class in ghost hunting this October

Do you dare to hangout in Midtown’s most haunted spots? This October, supernatural enthusiasts are invited to get into the Halloween Spirit and take part in the ultimate ghost hunt through Midtown – the most haunted destination in London. In 2014, close to ten ghostly sightings were reported in Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles, including the […]

August 09

Delve into your local history with the British Pathe Website

The British Pathe Website contains 90,000 historic films. One of the most interesting ways to use this site is to search for your home town and watch a few videos to get a real sense of your local history. Here are a few videos that mean something to us and will also give you a […]

July 28

5 things to do in London by The Two London Ladies

We love a good London wander here at Two London Ladies and, with the weather looking a lot less like summer this week, here’s our pick of what you could do with your (possibly rainy) Tuesday. Artisan du Chocolat Forget breakfast, make straight for the Boutique and Chocolateria of Artisan du Chocolat. The confectionery magicians […]

July 06

Blogger Interview: Stacy Harrison

Thank you to Stacy Harrison for writing this blogger interview. Blog Address: revisionsofgrandeur.wordpress.com What is your blog about? Revisions of Grandeur is a platform for encouraging and supporting one another as we revise our beautifully imperfect lives. What inspired you to start your blog? I’m from a close-knit community in the rugged and beautiful Upper […]

May 19

Dine at Kensington Place Restaurant in London’s Notting Hill and receive a Free Glass of Bubbles on Arrival if you quote ‘5things’

Free Glass of Bubbles on Arrival if you quote ‘5things’! Great fish in a fantastic neighborhood location! Kensington Place restaurant first opened its doors more than 25 years ago in 1987 and has since established itself as the first modern British brasserie in London. 1.We have the freshest fish in London 2.Our bar has a […]

May 19

Visit the Franciacorta pop up bar at the 1901 Restaurant and Wine bar at Andaz London Liverpool Street – part of London Wine Week

Franciacorta – Italy’s finest sparkling wine region Yesterday ‘5thingstodotoday’ went to the launch of the Franciacorta pop up bar at the 1901 Restaurant & Wine Bar on London’s Liverpool Street. London’s freshest wine and drinks consultant Christopher Cooper guided us through two separate flights of premium Franciacorta wines. One flight consisted of a Brut, Satén and Zero Dosage and the second […]

May 19

Claudia Brookes Photography Course Saturday 23rd May: Book a half day London based photography course with 20% discount

Claudia Brookes Photography is offering 20% discount if you quote ‘5things’ for a half day London based photography course. This offer is only applicable for this Saturday’s Course ( 23rd May) Course content: Exposure triangle Mode dials How to set and use manual mode AE lock Exposure compensation Focus tracking ND and polarising filters Jpegs, […]

May 10

5thingstodotoday dines at the newly refurbished parade ring restaurant at Ascot racecourse 

    The newly refurbished parade ring restaurant is one of the finest ways to enjoy a day at Ascot races. Here are 5 things about it! One Have a three course lunch served by your waiter. You actually have a wine waiter and food waited assigned just to your table.            Two Select complimentary drinks […]

May 08

Enjoy afternoon tea at Gusto Manchester for £25 including a glass of Prosecco

Gusto Manchester are now offering an uncomplicated, yet indulgent, afternoon tea each Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm.  Priced at £20 or £25 including a glass of Prosecco, guests will receive their own three-tiered stand, laden with freshly prepared Italian style open sandwiches, houmous, olives and flat breads, freshly made cakes and scones with jam […]

May 05

5 Free Things To Do In London Today – Part 3

1. Visit the Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery was established by Charles Saatchi in 1985. It is well-known for controversial contemporary pieces of art and displays of work by relatively unknown artists. In 1992 it held the Young British Artists shows, where Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin rose to fame. Its current site is at […]

May 04

Visit Burlington Arcade in London’s Piccadilly

London’s Burlington Arcade was the world’s first shopping arcade, opened in 1819 to great acclaim and now recognised as a historic and architectural masterpiece. The Burlington Arcade is the longest and one of the most beautiful covered shopping streets in Britain. This oasis of calm is one of London’s hidden treasures packed with luxury accessories. […]

January 19

LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT SHANGRI-LA

Take Valentine’s Day to a new height at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London A chilled bottle of Deutz Rose NV Champagne is ready and waiting as guests enter their stylishly appointed room while they hear the gentle sounds of their favourite song as a couple.  Monogrammed pillowcases further add a personalised touch and offer […]

January 19

Have a day tour of Cotswold villages that includes an invitation into a private home

A day tour of Cotswold villages that includes an invitation into this private home   ….for morning coffee, a buffet lunch and a traditional cream tea served inside Secret Cottage. Every day throughout the Year.  A six hour guided day tour of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire north Cotswold villages, combined with intervals at a private thatched […]

December 03

Visit Jersey next year for the Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

Jersey and Guernsey come together for the first time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands liberation during World War II From 3rd April – 11th May, 2015, the Channel Islands Heritage Festival will celebrate a group of small islands with a big history, marking the 70th Anniversary of the islands’ liberation during […]

November 20

Ice Skate at Hampton Court Palace

Tonight we attended the launch party of the all new Christmas and New Year Ice rink at Hampton Court Palace. There are many Ice rinks that spring up around London at the festive season but it is hard to find one in such beautiful surroundings. The palace looked like a huge present today illuminated with […]

November 11

Blogger Interview: Ellis Schindler

We are very grateful for Ellis taking part in our blogger interview series. Please have a look and subscribe to her very professional looking blog here. What is your blog about? Travel What inspired you to start your blog? I love travelling but, due to my studies and work, I can’t get away as much […]

November 06

Make these Chocolate and Beetroot Cake Pops by Foxcroft and Ginger

Foxcroft  Chocolate and Beetroot Cake Pops These cake pops are served in Foxcroft and Ginger – Soho and Whitechapel sites! You can also make your own. Ingredients 250g cooked beetroot 200g chocolate (for cake pop and decoration) 4tbsp espresso 200g butter 5 eggs 190g caster sugar 135g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 3tbsp cocoa Equipment […]

November 02

Can the world tell a story? – Please Reblog to maximise the people involved

The idea behind this ‘thing’ to see if the world can get together and tell a story. The link below is for a google document which is completely editable by everyone. What will the readers of www.5thingstodotoday.com come up with? Who is going to start? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gHEkrrk7IdEpJQ8vxEwQtm9hYbZixqeXuBxRSpL_Rhk/edit?usp=sharing

October 30

Visit the Tower of London to see the Poppies – please Reblog this post

Today we visited with hoards of others the poppies spilling out of The Tower of London. Each one represents a life lost and nearly all of the 888,246 ceramic poppies have been planted. You can’t help but be moved by this powerful art installation. It is best to go early to best the massive crowds. […]

October 26

Watch the cruise ships from the Presedential gardens in Funchal

October 26

Enjoy one of the best views in Madeira from the Cliff Bay Hotel

If you are in Madeira then take a walk to the Cliff Bay hotel. Once through the entrance turn right and head to the pool area on the next level down. The views from here are stunning. You can then take the lift down to the bottom pool area for more magnificent views.

October 23

Cook your own steak at Leeno’s bar and restaurant in Funchal, Madeira

The most popular main course at this excellent restaurant in the Lido area of Funchal is ‘beef on the stone’. Your fillet steak comes raw on an incredibly hot marble slab. Served with a tasty jacket potato and three sauces you have the job of slicing and cooking your steak how you like it. The […]

October 23

Take the Yellow Bus Company open top bus around the sights of Madeira

There are a few open top ‘hop on hop off’ bus companies that take you around the sights of Funchal and beyond. We opted for the ‘yellow bus company’ for a price of 12 Euros per person. This price was for a two day pass (consecutive days) included two possible routes. One slightly longer than […]

October 23

Explore the fish market of Funchal

This magnificent fish market in Funchal sells fish like no other. Walk to the old town, pass through the fruit market and then head down the stairs to the fish. You will see a wide variety of the freshest fish here from tuna to scabbard. Go early as it sells quickly to trade and the […]

October 23

Have a journey on the cable cars up in the hills of Funchal, Madeira

These cable cars take you to the top of the hills in Funchal. The round trip takes around twenty five minutes. If you want to stop at the top then you can visit the botanical gardens or be pushed down a hill on a basket! Also you can visit ‘the church of our lady of […]

October 22

Sit by the outdoor pool at the Melia Mare Hotel, Funchal in Madeira

October 21

Study this info graphic about Mcdonalds – How much did you know before?

There are also several other interesting facts such as McDonald’s has more customers daily than the population of France. McDonald’s annual ads budget is as big as that of a recent US presidential campaign One McDonald’s meal nearly equals the USDA average calorie intake for men

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