Thursday, 9 July 2015

Magic Roundabout

Burger Bear or Prawnstar?

Tom Reaney of Burger Bear and Stokey Bear fame is the wizard behind Magic Roundabout. On a quest to fuse food, beats, beverages and a bloomin’ great time, he launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 raising £36k for his venture. Old Street roundabout is now the home of his mastery and is gloriously open to the public from the early hour of 7am till 11pm. 
Hidden in plain sight, make your way up to the centre of Old Street roundabout from the inside of  station and discover a space brimming with colours, space ships and happy punters in the know. Here's a place to impress the pals with your superior knowledge of London's "secret" spaces.
Every day from lunchtime, get messy with burgers from Burger Bear Tom himself, they're lipsmackingly scrumptious and I'm not going to give the game away. Just look out for the sign below and follow your nose!

Alternatively, travel to the coast without leaving London and visit Prawnography, the seaside wooden shack fully equipped with friendly puffer fish mascot (don't forget to tip your proverbial cap)!

If you're feeling brave, have a tackle at an entire crab. Otherwise, start off gently with buttery tiger prawns (£12) or crab meat fries (£6). Whilst erring on the spendy side, you can't argue that they aren't damn tasty.

When you're ready for some refreshment, head over to relax in Relax, the coffee bar, bar bar and the bloody great hair bar.



Coffee is from Modern Standard and after the morning caffeine rush, hit up the selection of beers and wine, then £7 cocktails developed by Hoxton Street's White Lyan. All the above are served by offensively attractive bar staff with offensively great hair and offensively trendy glasses. I'm not complaining.


The artist and child in me was all full of excitement for the space ships, planets and stars flying above our heads. Even on a grey day, Magic Roundabout stays true to its name and injects a little enchantment into the skies.


So, do you fancy yourself a prawnstar? There's only one way to find out ... AbracaGoToOldStreet.


8 comments :

  1. I love that something has finally been done with this space! And what a great way to use it! Definitely need to make a trip for Prawnography and cocktails from the rather handsome bar staff... x

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    1. It's going to be one of those 'let's just grab a quick bite - two hours, many drinks later' sort of deal! Enjoy!
      Ella x

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  2. Calendar-ing in a visit right now...!

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  3. Oooooh dear lord - crab meat fries. I can't decided whether I want or need these more - AMAZING. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

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    1. It's all about unadulterated need! Let me know if you make it over to Old Street.
      Ella x

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  4. Woo definitely need to visit! Prawns are my ultimate fave! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Prawnography is directly up your street then!
      Ella x

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