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Bishi’s London: club nights on boats, Bistrotheque and Brompton Cemetery

By Time Out London Things To Do
The renowned musician tells us about the London spots she loves 

Where do you live and why?
‘Earl’s Court. I lived in Dalston for ten years but returned to my roots. The east-west divide has been strong in all areas of my life.’ 

What do you love about London? 
‘It’s a cliché but it’s got to be the cultural diversity.’ 

Tell us your favourite hidden gem? 
‘The mock-Tudor pub off Shoreditch High Street, where I used to go to many squat parties. Also, a boat on the Thames called the Tattershall Castle, where I ran a club called Kashpoint years ago.’ 

Favourite London memory? 
‘Crawling home while the sun was rising on the summer solstice on Hampstead Heath.’ 

What smell do you associate with London? 
‘The Great Stink of 1858, which I was not lucky enough to witness.’

Where would you…

Take a date Tate Modern.

Spend a tenner Foyles on Charing Cross Road.

Get pissed Queen Adelaide on Cambridge Heath Road.

Go for a hangover Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel.

Eat drunk at 2am A disgraceful chippy somewhere – anywhere that will take my money!

Go for brunch Bistrotheque or The Wolseley if I’m feeling fancy.

Go to feel inspired Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Go for a shopping spree Shopping makes me nervous, sorry. 

Get a caffeine fix Troubadour in Earl’s Court.

Go alone Brompton Cemetery.

Tell a newbie to go Maison Bertaux, in Soho.

Eat a birthday meal J Sheekey.

Go dancing Savage at Metropolis, Bethnal Green.

Absorb nature Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill.

Bishi is co-founder of WITCiH (Women In Technology Creative Industries Hub). Its first birthday party takes place on Wednesday at The Barge House, 7pm-11pm. Book tickets at


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