Unusual things to do in London this week with Thinking Bob: 23rd – 29th January

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Monday 23rd January

After Work Poker Night

Think of yourself as a bit of a card shark? Always thought of yourself as a bit of a James Bond with the ultimate bluffing skills?

Well now is the time to show off your skills!

Friday night poker is an intermediate level poker game, not suitable for beginners. It is just a bit of fun with low stakes so don't worry if you're not an expert, you'll just need to know the rules already and be able to jump into a game.

Get yourself a drink, pull up a chair, and get your best poker face at the ready!

Book Your Place for After Work Poker Night

Escape Room: Biohazard Laboratory

There's another escape room on the block - and we've got you tickets!

Do you have what it takes to take on Dr. Snake to save the residents of New York from a harmful neurotoxin? Can you get to his lab in time to find an antidote?

The fate of New York rests on your shoulders - good luck!

Book Your Place for Escape Room: Biohazard Laboratory

Tuesday 24th January

Cocktails and Cryptic Crosswords

Love cryptic crosswords? Or ever wondered how the hell they work? Now's your chance to give them a go!

Most of us love a quick crossword - a speedy, satisfying test of our vocabulary and general knowledge, to kill a few spare minutes or make a commute more bearable. But have you ever wondered how cryptic crosswords work? With their mysterious code and seemingly-bizarre references, they can seem uncrackable.

This is, of course, not true and they are indeed crackable: you just need to tools at hand to do it. And tonight, we're giving you those tools! If you're a beginner, we'll teach you everything you need to know.

We'll take on a couple of crosswords together as a group over a few cocktails.

Book Your Place for Cocktails and Cryptic Crosswords

Tuesdays at the Top Secret Comedy Club

Tonight is the night to banish those January blues at the worst kept secret in London.

The Top Secret Comedy club is becoming less of a secret by the day, as their hugely popular comedy evenings are becoming a huge hit across London. And it's easy to see why, with tonight's improvised comedy who knows where tonight will take you

With a dangerously cheap bar and plenty of good laughs, what better way is there to spend a Tuesday evening!

Book Your Place for Tuesdays at the Top Secret Comedy Club

Wednesday 25th January

Science Museum Lates: Childhood wonder

The Science Museum’s Lates are a free adult-only event that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.

If you've not been before, you can expect themed exhibitions, talks and activities, with topics ranging from sex and alcohol to climate change. This month, the theme is "Big Data - How safe is your data?"

We'll be heading down as a group for a couple of hours of crazy and interesting fun so make sure you sign up today and don't miss out!

Book Your Place for Science Museum Lates: Childhood wonder

Book Club: Catch up on the classics

Book club has had a makeover and this time we're taking on the classics.

Everyone is welcome as we catch up on the books on our reading list, the one's you've 'always been meaning to read'. Old or new, long or short - which one we read is up to you. At the end of each social we'll pick the next one we want to read. So whether you love the classics or you've not yet read one, you never know whether your next favourite book is just pages away.

To start us off, this month we’re reading The Dud Avacado - Elaine Dundy's first and, arguably best, novel.

Book Your Place for Book Club: Catch up on the classics

BYO Board Games Night

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a board games junkie, then join us this evening and re-live your youth with some of our favourite board game classics!

It's the perfect activity for a Wednesday night - buy a beer, bring your favourite board game, and settle down to enjoy yourself with some new Bob friends.

Book Your Place for BYO Board Games Night

Thursday 26th January

Speakeasy Drinks

New is old news. It’s all about the retro as we revisit the days of America's Prohibition era in London's best speakeasy bars.

Our capital is brimming with elusive bars hidden behind unmarked doors and unassuming entrances. They invite those in the know to intimate yet raucous evenings. Join us as we sip cocktails from teacups, peruse menus hidden in books and soak up some jazz.

So, dust off your dancing shoes and dig out your map as London invites you into an underground world of illicit drinking.

Book Your Place for Speakeasy Drinks

Curry Night with Chris!

It's been a tough week and you need a break. And what better way to warm the soul than with a hot curry and some great company!

Join us for a Thursday evening of engaging and random conversation with fellow thinkers. Awkward silences are a thing of the past as we delve into some delicious Indian food and enjoy a chilled out evening of relaxed conversation.

Bring your own bottle, choose your own spice level and let's get this BALTI started! (geddit?)

Book Your Place for Curry Night with Chris!

New Member Drinks

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!

Book Your Place for New Member Drinks

Friday 27th January


The return of one of our favourite old-school gameshow adaptations. Inspired by the legendary 80s/90s gameshow 'Bullseye' - Thinking Bob give you: BOBSEYE!

Prepare yourself for a game of whit, knowledge and a below average throwing arm as teams compete against each other in knock-out rounds in order to win the "ultimate prizes!

Tonight you could be taking home... a car! A speedboat! Or even a toaster?

Book Your Place for Bobseye!

Saturday 28th January

Weekend Brunch

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a Londoner at the weekend must be in want of a brunch.

Unrivaled in its variety, sweet, savoury, boozy - brunch is undoubtedly the best meal of the day. So join Gemma to start your weekend the right way at some of London's hottest brunch spots.

Book Your Place for Weekend Brunch

Chinese New Year QI Dinner

Happy Chinese New Year!

The year of the monkey has officially come to an end and what better way to ring in the year of the rooster than a meal in London's Chinatown?

Join your fellow bobbers for a delicious dinner and some great conversation. This is a very relaxed social. Everyone will be turning up alone so it's a great chance to meet some new people and make some new friends.

Book Your Place for Chinese New Year QI Dinner

Cuddles for Troubles Comedy Show

Join Lew for Saturday night entertainment as he hosts a Comedy show and pre-show and post-show drinks at the Hen & Chickens Theatre!

This line-up has comedy awards out the wazhoo that is guaranteed to get you giggling.

Hilarious fun, and friendly, this is going to be a relaxed social and a great opportunity to have a drink, have a laugh and meet new people. All in all a night you won't want to miss!

Tempted? We thought you might be.

Book Your Place for Cuddles for Troubles Comedy Show

Sunday 29th January

Artistic London: Pop goes Tate Modern!

Let’s be honest, if you don’t quite know what you’re looking at, art galleries can be a bit overwhelming. Thousands of paintings and sculptures, one after another... Where to start? When to stop?

So let’s do this differently. Rather than a mission to ‘see everything’ we’ll be focusing on just a handful of selected artworks, learning a bit about the artist who made it, why they did so, the style and techniques employed, where it fits in the canon of art history, and why it is indeed considered a masterpiece.

This is beginner’s level and no prior knowledge is needed – it doesn’t matter if you don’t know your Arp from your Uccello! Of course, you’ll be invited to share your views – the beauty of art is that there is no right answer…

Book Your Place for Artistic London: Pop goes Tate Modern!

Star Wars Identities Exhibition at the O2

Join Phil at the O2 to explore the world of Star Wars as the Star Wars Identities exhibition comes to London.

For almost 40 years, audiences around the world have followed the adventures of Anakin and Luke Skywalker, cinema’s most famous father and son duo. Now, an exciting exhibition comes to our own galaxy with STAR WARS Identities: a redefined modern exhibition experience in which visitors will rediscover the unforgettable characters of Star Wars in a whole new way.

Book Your Place for Star Wars Identities Exhibition at the O2

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