November 16, 2016


Waterloo Station might not be the first place you'd think to look for a good quality, no frills, classic Chinese café - many would head straight to Chinatown for that. But tucked away on Lower Marsh Street, a short walk from the Westminster Bridge exit of the station, you'll find just that at Olympic Cafe.

With a menu that's mercifully concise compared to so many other Chinese establishments (only two pages here), this all day cafe covers soups, sides, noodle dishes, and rice dishes.

Every meal is £6 or less, so feel free to select whatever you fancy. But you'll find it hard to go wrong with the noodle soup section, especially on a brisk day. Simple and comforting broth, a load of thin egg noodles, lots of veg, your meat of choice, and a side of chilli sauce to ladle on to your heart's content.

The roast duck was great (£5.80), but I never can eat fat that isn't crispy. Next time, I'll be going for what my friend had, the crackling pork noodle soup (£5.80). Or the porky won ton noodle soup (£5). With a large glass of warm and sweet ginger and honey tea, our meal came to a meagre £6.80 each, and we were stuffed. You could even order a side or dessert and still stay under our magic £8 mark, such as some prawn crackers (£1.40), their slightly spicy sweet and sour pickled cabbage (£1.80), or ice cream (£2).

A great spot, with warm and friendly service too. I'll be swinging by whenever I'm in transit at Waterloo.

November 16, 2016

Social Programme

We’ve got a few tickets left for The Woman in Black, at the Fortune Theatre, Wednesday 16th November, 7.30pm – tickets are £16. This is a really spooky play ideal for November nights!

Our Christmas show this year is Peter Pan at the National Theatre on Monday 19th December - tickets are £16. It’s suitable for children 7 years old plus. Be quick, tickets are selling quickly!

And  we’ve tickets for Amadeus at the National Theatre on Wednesday 18th January, 7.30pm. Tickets are £15. The production has been described as stunning by the Guardian, and likely to be one of the ‘must see’ productions over the next year.


Houses of Parliament  visit

And finally we’ve arranged another guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, as the last one was so popular and sold out very quickly. This tour costs £15 per person and is taking place on the morning of Saturday December 3rd.

For tickets for any of these events please, stating your name, full address and the number of tickets you require.

November 16, 2016

LAundry & plumbing


Our contractors, Circuit, have now completed the installation of new cashless machines at Jeannine House and Sentosa House. There is some redecorating work to be carried out in the facilities. This should be completed within the next two weeks.

All residents should now have a card for the new machines. If you have any issues with the new system, there is a helpline number on the back of your card.


Plumbing issues

We have had to resolve a number of plumbing issues at all of our schemes over the last few months that have been caused by residents disposing of inappropriate items down their toilets.

Please remember that the only thing that should be flushed away is toilet papers.

Wipes, wool makeup pads, sanitary towels, kitchen roll and food/cooking fat should never be disposed of in the toilet.  ‘Biodegradable’ wipes do not break down quickly and are often the main cause of blocked pipes.


You will block up the pipes and be at risk of flood in your apartment if you do not follow this advice.

Please ensure that your visitors also know this.

 Thank you for your co-operation.

November 9, 2016


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