60 fun things in a year

I  was reading my friend Emma’s blog earlier this week and saw her list of 60 fun things she wants to do over the next year. Why 60? Well as she explains, after work and other necessary activities there’s space for 60 fun things to do each year. I think it’s a really good idea, so I’m going to make my own. And I’m going to stick to it. But I’m going to impose a few guidelines to make it a bit more achievable:
(a) Everything must be under £50. Like Emma, I’d love to eat at The Fat Duck but it isn’t going to happen on my budget at the minute. Also, do you have any idea how much lipgloss I could buy for the price of a starter? Rimmel wins.
(b) Everything must be in London. That means I have absolutely no excuse not to do anything on my list. There’s so much to see and do in London that I don’t feel I’m limiting myself by doing that.
(c) The list must only include things I haven’t done before.
Alex’s 60 fun things:
1. Go clubbing until the sun comes up
2. Throw a girly sleepover
3. Go to the Prince Charles Cinema
4. Find the perfect red (not plum, not rose brown but full-on red) lipstick at Selfridges
5. Go to Harrod’s
6. Go on a ghost walk
7. Try an absinthe cocktail
8. See a burlesque show
9. Make a risotto that doesn’t resemble wallpaper paste
10. Go to an art gallery in the evening
11. See a stand-up comedian
12. Visit Sir John Soanes’ Museum by candlelight
13. Take my two youngest sisters to London Zoo for the first time
14. Go to a costume party
15. Buy fancy underwear without blushing at the till
16. Go to a Bedtime Story Night at the 40 Winks Hotel
17. Spend an afternoon in Greenwich
18. Get to know Shoreditch
19. Have an evening picnic
20. Go to Borough Market
21. Do a pub crawl
22. Eat the best pizza in London (apparently) at Franco Manca
23. Go to 69 Colebrooke Row for a cocktail
24. Visit the Museum of London
25. See the Magna Carta at the British Library
26. Go shopping for vinyls
27. See a film with subtitles at The BFI Southbank
28. Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show
29. Go to the Jazz Cafe
30. See a play at Shakespeare’s Globe
31. See a play at a pub theatre, like King’s Head
32. Go to the Breakfast Club
33. Take part in a pub quiz
34. Make raspberry lemonade
35. Go to a music festival
36. Go to a champagne bar
37. Visit St. John’s Crypt
38. Take afternoon tea at The Wolseley
39. Take a guided tour of Tyburn Convent
40. Go to a spa
41. Try a Brooklyn Blackout Cake from Hummingbird Bakery
42. Spend an evening inside Gordon’s Wine Bar
43. Go to the Grant Museum of Zoology
44. Go on the London Eye at night
45. Try a macaroon from Laduree
46. Go to Westminster Abbey
47. Rent a deckchair at Green Park
48. Row a boat down the Serpentine
49. Go to KOKO in Camden
50. Take in the view at Primrose Hill
51. Finally get round to watching North By North-West
52. Buy a brownie from Paul A. Young’s
53. Go to a concert
54. See ballet at the Royal Opera House
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.

I  was reading my friend Emma’s blog earlier this week and saw her list of 60 fun things she wants to do over the next year. Why 60? Well as she explains, after work and other necessary activities there’s space for 60 fun things to do each year. I think it’s a really good idea, so I’m going to make my own. And I’m going to stick to it. But I’m going to impose a few guidelines to make it a bit more achievable:

(a) Everything must be under £50. Like Emma, I’d love to eat at The Fat Duck but it isn’t going to happen on my budget at the minute. Also, do you have any idea how much lipgloss I could buy for the price of a starter? Rimmel wins.

(b) Everything must be in London. That means I have absolutely no excuse not to do anything on my list. There’s so much to see and do in London that I don’t feel I’m limiting myself by doing that.

(c) The list must only include things I haven’t done before.

Alex’s 60 fun things:

1. Go clubbing until the sun comes up

2. Throw a girly sleepover

3. Go to the Prince Charles Cinema

4. Find the perfect red (not plum, not rose brown but full-on red) lipstick at Selfridges

5. Go to Harrod’s

6. Go on a ghost walk

7. Try an absinthe cocktail

8. See a burlesque show

9. Make a risotto that doesn’t resemble wallpaper paste

10. Go to an art gallery in the evening

11. See a stand-up comedian

12. Visit Sir John Soanes’ Museum by candlelight

13. Take my two youngest sisters to London Zoo for the first time

14. Go to a costume party

15. Buy fancy underwear without blushing at the till

16. Go to a Bedtime Story Night at the 40 Winks Hotel

17. Spend an afternoon in Greenwich

18. Get to know Shoreditch

19. Have an evening picnic

20. Go to Borough Market

21. Do a pub crawl

22. Eat the best pizza in London (apparently) at Franco Manca

23. Go to 69 Colebrooke Row for a cocktail

24. Visit the Museum of London

25. See the Magna Carta at the British Library

26. Go shopping for vinyls

27. See a film with subtitles at The BFI Southbank

28. Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show

29. Go to the Jazz Cafe

30. See a play at Shakespeare’s Globe

31. See a play at a pub theatre, like King’s Head

32. Go to the Breakfast Club

33. Take part in a pub quiz

34. Make raspberry lemonade

35. Go to a music festival

36. Go to a champagne bar

37. Visit St. John’s Crypt

38. Take afternoon tea at The Wolseley

39. Take a guided tour of Tyburn Convent

40. Go to a spa

41. Try a Brooklyn Blackout Cake from Hummingbird Bakery

42. Spend an evening inside Gordon’s Wine Bar

43. Go to the Grant Museum of Zoology

44. Go on the London Eye at night

45. Try a macaroon from Laduree

46. Go to Westminster Abbey

47. Rent a deckchair at Green Park

48. Row a boat down the Serpentine

49. Go to KOKO in Camden

50. Take in the view at Primrose Hill

51. Finally get round to watching North By North-West

52. Buy a brownie from Paul A. Young’s

53. Go to a concert

54. See ballet at the Royal Opera House

55. Find the perfect chocolate brownie

…And that’s all I’ve got? Any suggestions for filling up the last five spots?

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10 thoughts on “60 fun things in a year

  1. Emma says:

    Those are brilliant ideas! You have to do the London Eye at night, the boy took me there on our second date and it’s really pretty! I might have to add 19, 34 and 41 to my list too :)

  2. Jane says:

    You’ve never seen the Rocky Horror Show? Do you mean live, or the film? Either way, it’s my favourite, so I can volunteer my services to help you rectify! Also, if you can bear the epic trek south of the river, my local has a cracking pub quiz, and we have a 100% victory track record. You win shots, crisps and lots of rum. (Y)

    x

  3. Laura Jane says:

    Oh, this list is SUPER!

    And you MUST do no. 51, it’s one of my favourites.

    Another idea (not sure if you’ve done it before) – Buy a Twinkie/other yummy things at CyberCandy nr. Covent Garden. I heart that place A LOT.

    Or – visit Neal’s Yard (nr. Covent Garden) – a very colourful fun place with music and silly magnets.

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