Constantly on the hunt for fantastic new venues to host our client’s leaflets and brochures, London Calling’s Business Development Officer Alice is an expert in the city’s quirkiest venues, from vinyl shops to art schools and coffee shops to climbing walls…
London is a busy, chaotic city, but nestled in its streets are venues where you can be entertained, escape, or even learn a new skill. When finding great locations for London Calling print racks, I come across beautiful venues every week. Here are three of the most interesting and idiosyncratic venues that host our racks:
Cable Café Bar
Cable Café Bar in Oval sits on a busy street behind a bus stop. Inside however is a beautiful wood panelled space, with an eclectic mix of furniture, dripping candles and old pictures on the walls. During the day the friendly staff make coffee with an ancient hand-pulled espresso machine and in the evening they serve beers, wines and spirits. The cosy atmosphere is intensified every Tuesday evening when the bar hosts live Jazz music.
Travelling Through is a bookshop with a difference. Specialising in travel they sell fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and biographies categorised by continent, country and place. Potential explorers can discover new and classic works from around the world and enjoy a coffee in its downstairs cafe. The shop also hosts events and workshops, such as philosophy meetups and mindfulness classes, and has a monthly book club. If you ever want to escape from London for a while, you can just pick up a travel guide and see what the world has to offer.
The National Centre for Circus Arts
Exercise doesn’t have to be humdrum. The National Centre for Circus Arts teaches thousands of people circus techniques from the flying trapeze to acrobatic balancing. Located in a Victorian power station near Hoxton Square, the centre offers workshops and recreational classes to established performers and newcomers alike; they also teach a BA degree in Circus Arts!