London Events

How to find cool events and things to do in London

London Events

I love being in London. It's an amazing city with so many things to do. You can even plan every night of the week to be out doing something entertaining. I keep getting asked how I find all the cool events I go to. I also get responses to my Snapchat story that say "oh wish I knew" "how did you even find that?" The answer is simple, I look for interesting things to do with my time because interesting events lead to interesting people. Sometimes I go alone and sometimes I take my friends. Either way, I make sure I go there and enjoy myself! Here are my go-to places to find events

Events at museums and galleries

The start of the month, I take a look at my favourite museums, art centres and venue just to check what's on. Some events are free, but others are paid. Usually they are reasonably price and under £20. The places I check are:

Barbican Centre, British Museum, National Gallery, Vitoria and Albert Museum, Leighton House Museum, Prince's School of Traditional Arts, Somerset House, Saatchi Gallery, Fashion and Textile Museum and The Design Museum.   

Live Music in London
Barbican Exhibition in London

Events at cool London venues

There are so many trendy venues around the city that host events. The ones I check are The Book Club in Shoreditch, The Forge in Camden and Soho Theatre

Events via Meetup groups

I mentioned meetup.com in a pervious post "Ten Ways to Make International Friends". It's not only good for meeting new people and making friends, but there are so many groups that are based in London that do all sort of events from drawing at galleries  to socialising at new London spots and etc. 

Events from event websites

There is always the dependable Timeout London. I also like Le Cool London and the Nudge. I am sure there are other cool ones, but these usually fill up my schedule and notify me with the major London events.   

Street art in London
The book club in London

I hope you find these locations and links useful. By the way, you should also ask your friends to share cool events that they might have heard of from work or other friends. This city has lots to offer and you will surly find something you enjoy. You can mix it up and go to events that you aren't sure about. It is fun to experiment! 

Over to you: How do you find cool events in London? Do you know any cool venues and websites that I didn't mention? Please feel free to share them in the comments below. 

 

Karren Brady At Middlesex University: Power Speech

Karren Brady

"Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law." 

This week has been eventful, and tonight's highlight is the empowering and inspiring speech by Karren Brady, or as I call her Mrs. Sugar (since she is on the UK's Apprentice as Lord Sugar's right hand). Although she is way more than that. Her success is amazing. Karren Brady is surly a role model for Business women and entrepreneurs of all genders. Read more about her here. I am dying to read her book now more than ever!

We were very luck to have her tonight at Middlesex University for one of the PG Connect events.  

Karren Brady is even more beautiful in person

She was presented by Katie Bell.

Some Highlights from the evening:

  • Leadership is managing the minds and the hearts.  
  • In life there are three kinds of people:
    • - People who make it happen
    • - People who watch it happen
    • - People who wonder what happened 
    • The most important thing any business mind is define their core values. 
  • Live life with courage
  • When you are starting a business ask yourself the following questions:
    • - What are my core values?
    • - What kind of company do I want to start?
    • - What kind of environment do I want to create/ or work for?
    • - Who are the people you want to work?
  • Opportunities will come to you if you are open to them. 
  • Five things you need to keep in mind to achieve a successful business:
    1. Leadership. It is different from mangement. A true leader can get people together to achieve a goal you can't do alone.
    2. Ambition. Your fire, drive and it what sets you apart. 
    3. Determination. Keep going. How you react at tough situations shows your true determination.
    4. Attitude. Ask yourself "what's the worst that could happen?" 
    5. Direction 
  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work.   
  • Toughest thing about being successful is staying successful
  • Good is the barrier of being great

 

  • Three things Karren Brady looks for when she is hiring: 
  1. 1- Determination. Do your research and show your desire
  2. Communication. Don't be nervous and take the chance to sell yourself. Practice.
  3. Enthusiasm (that's the most important one of them all) 
  • Be energetic, and have a "I will" attitude 
  • In life there are three boxes: 
  1. Work
  2. Family
  3. Yourself

Everyone wanted an autograph and pix afterwards, wish she had more time

 

Students Networking

As Karren Brady said: "Without diversity you cannot receive success."