When you’re on the working grind, it’s all too easy to let the weeknights slip away from you. But a few quick calculations will show you’re spending a sizable percentage of time not enjoying London’s fantastic offerings. And that’s just criminal…
Sometimes all you need is some inspo on what to do and where to go, to get you feeling excited. And that’s why we’ve partnered with South Western Railway to recommend some fun post-work activities that are sure to give you and your social life its mojo back.
Wes and Sandy’s pick of the week
This week we’re kicking things off with a recommendation from South Western Railway’s winged friends, Sandy and Wes. Sandy is a culture vulture with a love for the arts, theatre and lunching with the girls, while Wes loves clubs, pubs and going to gigs with his mates. But one thing they can both agree on is their love of working up a sweat. And at Fitzroy Lodge, you can blow off some steam at a boxing class, whether you’re the next KSI or you’re just starting out. Ding ding! 180 Lambeth Rd SE1 7JY
Grab an early dinner at La Barca
After all of that jabbing and upper-cutting, you’re sure to have worked up a serious appetite. And you can refuel with a feast of delectable Italian fare at La Barca, just a ten minute walk away. This friendly, taverna-style restaurant is a neighbourhood favourite, and when you try the food you’ll see why. With an antipasti menu that’ll make your mouth water along with an exquisite selection of mains, La Barca has a dish to satisfy every craving. Tuck into everything from beef carpaccio with truffle to smoked duck pappardelle and enjoy a night in foodie heaven. 80-81 Lower Marsh SE1 7AB
Settle in for an evening of theatre magic
With a suitably full tum, you’ll undoubtedly want to sink into a comfy chair and enjoy some fantastic entertainment. And with this SWR reward, you can enjoy 10% off a variety of theatre shows. What a great excuse to stay up to speed with London’s ever changing line up of showstopping productions. Encore!
Round off the evening with a post-show cocktail
If the post-theatre high leaves you wanting more, Waterloo Lost Property Office is the ultimate spot for a nightcap. This 1920’s speakeasy style hideaway was founded by award-winning mixology mastermind Rich Woods, responsible for cocktail menus at the likes of Sushi Samba, Duck and Waffle and Notting Hill’s Gold. So it goes without saying that the cocktails are 11/10! But as if that wasn’t enticing enough, the bar is located just beneath Waterloo Station. So you can enjoy every last moment of your evening before hopping on the train home. Waterloo Station, 01 The Sidings SE1 7BH