Ninja challenge: Check.
Soft play: Check.
Post industrial 90’s interior in an old Art Deco theatre: Check.
Banging tunes: Check.
Glow in the dark socks: Check.
Great cafe: Check.
You may have guessed but we are talking about newly opened Flip Out, E6. Yep, finally that beautiful old theatre on the barking road has been turned into something, um, useful (if by useful you mean chaotic crazy fun with a side of FUN).
Kids will love it. Grown ups will pretend not to love it, but by the end will be racing to the top of the death slide just the same. It’s an ace morning out, and has something for everyone.
You may have heard about Applecart arts, a knight in shining armour who rode in to save Harold Road Community Centre from closure earlier this year? Ok, you just did… Well, last weekend we took a Sunday stroll up Green Street to check out the newest Upton Park cafe (***NEW CAFE ALERT*** OMG OMG) and take in the arty vibes.
Let’s talk about Barking. Barking is a mere hop skip and a jump from East Ham. Yep, literally one stop by tube or 15 minutes on a bike….
In Barking, there lives a Boat House. And in that Boat House lives a Cafe Bar, with a terrace overlooking the canal. And in that Cafe Bar there is craft ale. And cake. AND. IT. IS. AWESOME.
Ok, so back to breakfasts, after a short hiatus! The full english breakfast, to be precise. With a proper Brew.
In the words of Andy Williams ‘It’s the holiday season so Whoop-de-doo’ and even if Christmas isn’t your bag (whew, it’s over now so you can reee-laaa-xxxx) tis still the season to get merry and new years eve festivities are looming on the horizon. But when all is said and done, resolutions are set and the night before is over, what are you left with in the cold stark light of New Years Day? Most likely, a hangover. So you will need the ultimate hangover cure – a classic Full English breakfast served up with a full fat builders tea.
Aaaaaand, we happen to know a very good spot for this kind of thing. Taa-daaa: Parkside Cafe, on High Street South.