CityBoxer Boxing Training at The Ring

Earlier tonight I revisited The Ring in Southwark, South London, for a CityBoxer one-on-one taster session (£40). In a way I guess you could say that I was cheating, booking a taster session. I had booked another taster session with them eight years ago and followed up by booking a whole ten-week boxing course. I had done some boxing at different gyms since. However, in terms of my skills I was not cheating at all. I was very much an absolute beginner without any talent or ability. The best way to get rid of frustration I love boxing. It’s the perfect way to get rid of aggression and frustration that inevitably builds up in most of us over time. I’m not more aggressive or more frustrated than the next guy, don’t get me wrong. I’m probably below average in terms of aggression and frustration. But boy does it feel good […]

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Axe-throwing with Whistle Punks in South London

I recently had some spare time at my hands and googled quirky fun things to do in London. When Whistle Punks’ axe-throwing (or “urban axe-throwing” as they call it) popped up, I knew I had to book myself in. Not sure if that is normal, but I always wanted to do some axe-throwing. I am a very peaceful, cautious, rational person, but it just sounds and looks like so much fun. Also, hard to imagine better ways of getting rid of a bit of frustration which in these testing times inevitably accumulate. For £22 off-peak (£29 full price) it seemed reasonably priced. I booked a one-hour single ticket for the following day’s evening.   To find the venue is not easy. Most people will arrive by train, bus, or tube at Vauxhall station. At time of writing, the direct path to the venue is blocked by construction sites.   Please […]

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London in the Sky – Brunching 30m Above Ground

I’ve checked out London in the Sky yesterday, after Ms B found a steep discount online for their Prosecco & Cake 11:00am 45-minute experience (£62.10 instead of £109.00, now expired, no complaints). It’s impossible to miss them, if you take the main exit of North Greenwich tube station and walk towards the main entrance of the O2 Arena. They’ll be right there, slightly to your left, literally when you walk out of the tube station. There are two giant mobile cranes, each of which has a seating-arrangement (roughly 20 chairs around a table, covered with a roof, but with any floor missing) dangling on a chain from the respective end of the extended arm. I’ve been doing so many activities involving heights lately, that it feels silly to mention it every time, but I feel it is important. Hopefully it will encourage some of you, who have similar issues, to […]

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Emirates Airline Cable Car, London – Great Fun for £3.50

During my recent visit to the O2 to do the London in the Sky experience I thought, I might as well check out the so-called Emirates Airline, i.e. the cable car connection between the O2 and South London. I always felt a bit ashamed that as someone who has been living in London for nearly 15 years I still had never made it onto one of the cabins. And about half the consultancy assignments I take over are in Canary Wharf, just a stone throw’s away. I think part of it had to do with the fact that I had become a UK citizen and more and more English in my ways (despite having been born a German).     And that, as we all know, apart from fair play and being a gentleman, mainly means one thing and one thing alone: if someone has a mishap, you ridicule them […]

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