I organised the collation of 5 pieces for this article but only wrote one submission myself. As seen in Cub 548.
Top 5 Arty Party
New to London or just looking for somewhere different to go? This issue, Cub Arts is giving a rundown of 5 of the best places to watch, make, eat, sleep, play and buy art.
5 Little Portland St,
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous and fancy heading out to Central, it’s worth checking out The Social. Just a short walk from Oxford Circus station, the Social has a side street speakeasy vibe and oozes cool with its poured concrete, stripped wooden boards and exposed light bulbs. The Social offers a packed calendar of events for any taste; recreate Notting Hill Carnival with Hot Wuk Wednesdays, drop some beats at hip hop karaoke on Thursdays, or pop in anytime throughout the month for an arts/music/culture dose. The drinks prices are the (unfortunate) standard for London, but a free member’s card will get you 2 for 1 on a range of selected beers, wines and cocktails before 8pm. If those aren’t enough reasons to check out one of the best arty bars outside the East End then the Faber social events should draw you out. Hosted by one of the last great independent publishing houses in London, the bi-monthly night has previously hosted names such as Jarvis Cocker, Owen Jones and John Niven, and with ticket prices cheaper than most cinemas, it’d be rude not to.