If there’s one thing Paul Hollywood knows how to do apart from having a ready-made celebrity name, it’s make bread. From bloomers to malt loaves, this series aims to draw you away from the readymade offerings at your supermarket bakery and teach you how to make them yourself. Like a potter at his wheel, Paul has a knack of making it all look incredibly easy, but the persistent feeling lingers that it’s probably anything but.
For the aspiring breadmaker, this is as comprehensive a how-to guide as you’re likely to get, but if you have no intention of making Paul’s creations yourself or simply don't have the time, then you’re essentially just watching a guy make amazing bread and giving yourself hunger pains in the process. It’s hard not to admire his undoubted skill and passion, but it’s even harder not to just buy that 80p baguette instead.
Bounce Old Street
This second venue from the ping pong bar Bounce opened its in Old Street in autumn 2015. And these guys aren't messing around. With 17 bespoke tables and a private room, this is a place to get seriously competitive. Expect an east London twist, as luxe furnishings meet urban style and UV lighting. As well as ballgames, there's an open-plan restaurant serving up traditional Italian pizzas along a 25-foot pizza counter, and suave cocktails from the bar, neither of which are likely to improve your game, but will make for a great night out. The original Bounce, which is based in Farringdon, is allegedly located on the very spot that the beautiful, bouncy game was invented.
Venue says: “Bottomless brunch on Sundays from 1-3pm. All the ping pong, prosecco and specialty brunch pizzas you can handle for just £29.50 per person.”