On Saturday, I met up with my friend S. for ice skating in front of the Natural History Museum. The temperature outside is a bit too high right now, so there was quite a lot of water on the ice -- falling down on your bum could have seriously wet consequences. But S. and I did so well! Neither of us fell, despite the fact that we had each drunk a pint of cider before.
Of course, ice skating isn’t enough to keep two grown-up girls satisfied on a Saturday night, so we revisited the bars from our College days: first Eastside, then Metric when Eastside closed at 11pm. Both places are perfectly open to gate crashers, but unless you studied at Imperial College / Royal College of Music / Royal College of Art, then you probably don’t know about them. Eastside is quite a grown-up bar, but very cheap for South Kensington, plus it never gets too crowded. Good place to get drinks and food if you’re bored after visiting all those museums around South Kensington.
Metric is Imperial’s nightclub in the student union. The name is a bit of a world play. For the less serious students, the union shop sells coffee mugs which say: “Imperial? I’d rather be in Metric!” They were having some kind of a music night on Saturday, which, as far as I’m concerned, is just a great chance to chat up many, many boys. Who doesn’t love an opening line like: “Are you with the band?” Hoooo hey, I was just drunk enough to have the confidence. And I was bored. And I’m young. And I’m single. And life needs to be enjoyed.