Looking for some geeky, interesting and unusual things to do in London this week? We've got you covered... Have a look below at what we have coming up and sign up before it's too late!
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Monday 16th January
ClueQuest is a real-life escape game. The goal is simple: escape from the room in 60 minutes using only your mind, logic and teamwork, solving all the puzzles and mysteries.
Here's the chance to prove your skills to Mr Q by identifying a double agent. He really likes to put his wannabe agents under pressure, so be prepared for everything.
Always wanted to play an instrument? Here's your chance!
Hoxton Ukulele Hootenanny takes place every Monday for regular ukers, beginners or anyone who is just uke curious. It’s plenty of fun and easy to pick up. Best of all? It's totally FREE!
Don't have you're own ukulele? Don't worry! You can hire a house uke for the night by just paying a refundable deposit of £20.
Join us for a chilled out evening of drinks, music and new friends!
Tuesday 17th January
Lovely hosts we want to invite you for a meeting and drinks to catch you up on what's been happening and what's ahead for Thinking Bob. We have exciting things coming up and so it's the perfect time for a get together.
We'll have some drinks to kick things off so all you need to do is bring your lovely selves along for a couple of hours.
If you've ever watched Strictly Come Dancing and thought: I could do that, then this is the social for you!
Evolving from several latino dances, Salsa has been around since the 1970s and is now one of the most best-known latin dances in the world.
Salsa classes, socials and dance-offs are popular the world over, and tonight we're heading to one of London's best Cuban bars for an evening of music, rhythm and fun!
Never done salsa before? Don't worry, we'll be heading for the Absolute Beginners class, so you won't be alone :)
Wednesday 18th January
Let's get to know each other in a different way. What happens if all small talk is off the table. No 'What do you do?' or moaning about work, public transport or weather. What if we didn't quiz each other about "Where we're from?'
Instead let's find out what we think about things or what memories we have. We'll have light-hearted topic cards to steer you away from the typical (often dull!) small talk that comes with meeting new people.
This event is a fun way to spark new connections with old members and new people alike.
Cards Against Humanity is a card game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, this is as despicable and awkward as you and your fellow bobbers dare to be…
Cards Against Humanity has become one of our favourite socials but tonight we're taking it one step further.
Join us for a night of devilish, sadistic, twisted but hilarious fun as we go XXL!
Thursday 19th January
The UK's Chinese lantern festival is back in London for a second year.
Over 50 giant hand-sculpted lanterns will be on display across Chiswick House and Gardens as the UK prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017.
It's set to be a magical event, so join us as we banish those January blues.
This is simply a chance for new members to pop in for a drink and meet one of the team!
It's the perfect social if you're new to the community, or are feeling a bit nervous. It'll give you the opportunity to meet someone from Team Bob, who can answer any questions you have about the website, the app or the socials.
You'll also get to meet one of our volunteer Hosts, who provide a friendly face to greet you at the door and will never leave you sat alone in a corner.
Nothing hectic - just a few drinks and a chat to get the weekend started!
"Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden”
Strange things are happening in the Sally Star King Hospital. The centre was evacuated and closed down, yet screams and noises can still be heard from inside the building at night.
If you are looking for a psychological twist that will give you the chills, this is your game. Not for the faint-hearted. Be cautious and enter at your own risk.
Friday 20th January
Bobbers old and new are invited to join us for a drink (or two) after a long week of work.
Arrive whenever you can and stay as long as you want, tonight is all about having a casual drink with some new people. The social will start at 6:30pm but if this doesn't suit you then feel free to show up whenever you finish work.
What better way to end your Friday than with some great conversation and a drink at the pub!
Join Jezz and get a taste of the Ottoman Empire in North London.
Tonight is a relaxed dinner social. Capital serves up authentic Turkish food and all for a great price. So come along and start your weekend with some great food and conversation with some fellow Bobbers.
Saturday 21st January
Saturday mornings are the new Friday nights. Wake up your weekend with a crazy, early-morning, stone-cold sober, dance party!
Gloryville first sprang to life in 2013 and has since gone on to become a global community of events that empower people to “rave your way into the day!”
It's a fantastically inspirational morning of dance music, visual performance, fresh smoothies and free massages. You can join in a yoga class, spin a hula hoop, dance to the beat, or just slurp a latte if you're in need of that early morning caffeine.
Whatever you choose, it's sure to start your day with a sparkly bang!
Come along and explore the V & A Museum of Childhood... the Thinking Bob way!
Solve the clues and work out the answers on this trail of museum discovery!
The treasure hunt will involve hidden secrets and clues that you and your team must find through out the museum before time runs out. Go on a culture vulture hunt and find out the many secrets not known to common folk, maybe you will even learn how Snakes and ladders came to be one of the most popular board games in history!
As well as secrets to unravel and riddles to solve they'll be bonus challenges, hidden messages and fun extras!
With murder on the menu, this is night you'll never forget. This interactive murder mystery set in the 1920's Prohibition era is full of double dealing, bribery and deceit, trust no one, not even yourself.
From the major mobsters and their molls, the swanky singer with her hopes in Hollywood and the crooked police chief with nothing to lose — no one is safe from murder… but everyone has a chance of solving it!
From the moment you arrive you'll be thrown into the Speakeasy atmosphere with prohibition themed cocktails and food to match.
Sunday 22nd January
Join Kate and enter the world's largest treasure hunting community as you navigate coordinates to find the hidden geocache.
With millions of cleverly hidden geocaches scattered throughout the world, it doesn't matter whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth there's always something different to be discovered. Will you find the cache?
As usual they'll be a pub social afterwards so plenty of time to chat to the group.
What better way to banish the January blues than a good old Sunday roast?
Grab your comfy jumper and head to the pub to tuck in to your favourite meat (or not - there are other veggie options available!) served with all the trimmings. Then sit back and enjoy some relaxing Sunday conversation with your fellow bobbers. Add a couple of drinks and a board game or two and you'll find yourself hard pushed to find a better way to spend a Sunday.
By the 22nd January, the United States will be 48 hours into the Presidency of Donald J Trump; the UK will be on the verge of commencing the irreversible process of leaving the EU; and in France, Marine Le Pen will be three months away from perhaps the biggest political earthquake of all…
…In an age where philosophy might just be more important than ever, it seems that fundamental ideas that have underpinned our society for so long have been pulled from under our feet. Nothing can be taken for granted any more. But can philosophy help us to understand the situation we find ourselves in and, more importantly, provide us with clues to our future direction?