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Adam Lay from The Listings Editor picks his best London events for the week ahead.
‘80s Rooftop Ping Pong Party
Where to meet the ideal person of your dreams? Sometimes the most obvious answer is the correct one – the roof of The O2.
Not content with exploiting the pokey interior of the former Millennium Dome, various creative sorts have come up with ingenious schemes to utilise the exterior of London’s beloved carbuncle, the latest of which involves (yes, you’ve guessed it) table tennis and dating.
At an altitude of 52 metres, up to 120 potentially amorous couples are set to engage in fierce ping pong combat on the specially set up viewing platform. Win, lose or topple off, the pairs will get the chance to either take revenge in a game of Giant Connect 4 or (recommended) descend to ground level for an ‘80s themed after party, where notes can be compared and gossip exchanged.
A million miles (or at least 52 metres) from the predictable drudgery of pub dates and drinks, this will at least give shy couples something to talk about, should things get a bit awkward on the conversation front.
September 24, 7pm. Up at the O2, The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX.
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Cricket: Yorkshire Bank 40 Final
Lord’s, the home of cricket, is once again, well, the home of cricket as the county season climaxes with what should be a tense final between Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire. A last autumnal hurrah for proper sport before football muscles its way into all the schedules, this one day match final sees both teams making their first bids for cricket supremacy in over a decade.
Away from the on field action, Lord’s are hosting a rather jolly sounding family fun day on the (aptly named) Nursery Ground.
Sounding like a safe bet to give the MCC old boys palpitations, visitors can expect everything from fairground stalls, face painting and balloon modelling to a picnic area and even speed bowling sessions for budding cricketers.
September 21. Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Road, NW8 8QN. £5-£25.