We’re back with another dose of inspo on how to sneak some fun into your weeknight evenings. And that’s why we’re working with South Western Railway to provide you with the very best recommendations on how to maximise your leisure time in the city before journeying home. So book your train ticket and start looking forward to markets, mind-boggling immersive events and mouth watering food (always).
Have a browse at Southbank Book Market
Beginning with a singular box of books, being flogged to theatre-goers by an unsuspecting couple, the Southbank Book Market is now a veritable treasure trove of classics, contemporary titles, comics, maps and prints to be discovered. It also happens to be one of southern England’s only outdoor second hand and antique book markets. Open seven days a week – whatever the weather, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always be able to scoop up some wonderful reading for your train journey home.
Wes and Sandy’s pick of the week
South Western Railway’s winged friends, Sandy and Wes are always on hand to provide their top London recommendations. 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 having a boogie! And Pineapple Studios is the number one destination for picking up some new moves – whether you’re showing them off on the dancefloor or practising in front of the mirror at home. With 400 weekly open classes in over 40 styles, there is something for everyone at Pineapple Studios for everyone – whether you’re a fully fledged dancing queen or just starting out.
Have a giggle at Vauxhall Comedy Club
What could be a better midweek pick me up than having a good old belly laugh at some great stand up. Open seven days a week, Vauxhall Comedy Club has welcomed an impressive line-up of comedians to its stage. And just one stop away from Waterloo on the train, it’s the perfect activity to sneak in before you catch your SWR train home. What’s more, tickets start at under £6 and you’ll get a free drink with your entry ticket… it’s a no brainer! See the full calendar of events here.
Enjoy a spot of dinner at Bread Street Kitchen
Started by none other than multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay, Bread Street Kitchen serves up an eclectic menu of modern British and European dishes. From a warming beef wellington to celeriac steak with wild rice and mushroom gravy, there is food to curb every craving. And with this SWR reward, you can enjoy 20% off at Bread Street Kitchen in Southwark. Just a ten minute walk from Waterloo station, you can savour every last mouthful of your supper before hopping on the train home.