Top Picks for London Cocktail Week 2015

Victoria Ferran | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Taking place from the 5-11 October, more than 250 bars across the city will be offering £5 cocktails and there are tons of parties, tastings and tours to enjoy. With such an dizzying array of drinks, here are some signature serves to look out for...

Most Luxurious Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh

Ceri Tinley | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

The Edinburgh Fringe is over and while that may be a disappointment to many art enthusiasts and tourist hot spots, it is good news for those of you who really want to explore the city. The crowds are clearing and you can finally get your foot inside many of the secret delights Edinburgh has to offer.

Breaking Bad Themed Bar Set To Open In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been stuck in a rut since the Breaking Bad finale, we've got good news for you. A pop-up bar in the theme of your favourite show is about to...

Liverpool's Best Bar Serves No Alcohol

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Within minutes of entering The Brink my expectations had been demolished. The pub was full of normal looking people (not a depressing looking drunk in sight), light poured into a big space from huge skylights, the décor was inspiring, the artwork on the wall was good and the music intriguing.

Top Five London Cocktail Bars to Visit This Summer

Ceri Tinley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

1920s glamour meets industrial chic at Purl, Marylebone. Purl has been opening its doors to cocktail connoisseurs for five years this May. If you are looking for an experience with your cocktail then this is the place for you.

How to Bag Yourself a Business Angel

Nick Telson | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

Nothing ever goes to plan. Investors will know that. Be passionate, be knowledgeable, be prepared and you may well just find that business angel...

How a Little Bit of Culture Helped Fight Crime

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Anupriya Dwivedi

What follows is an account of gritty, gut-crumpling crime. A crime, that I am both proud and sad to say I single-handedly foiled.

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

The Call of the Pub Crawl: Trepidation and Intemperance in East London

Harry Cockburn | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

In the throes of a wild drinking evening, you become the hero of your own depraved drama. Shirts are trifling details. A human in the grip of a fully realised pub crawl is on an expedition into the dark unknown.

London's Worst Kept Secret? - Barts Chelsea Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Be warned, these pack a serious punch with only a couple needed to get you in the mood to rummage through Barts extensive dress-up treasure trove. Best to stick to the Signature Park Avenue cocktail for a more civilised evening, unless you want to put on a show for your fellow revelers.

Rum at the Top

Judith Baker | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

After years as the drink of choice for grisly old fishermen, sailors and pirates, rum is replacing vodka as the spirit of the times.

What Can a Backpacker Learn From a Duck in a Bar?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The duck who joined the Northern Irish boys on their motorcycle tour of Vietnam hit national headlines a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be in the Phong Nha bar the night that Matthew McInnes, Dan McAllen and their mates turfed up with The Captain, mid-tour.

Bottoms Up! London's Best Cocktail Venues

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

During my time in the capital I have become increasingly aware that we really do have it all, world-class museums and galleries, diverse restaurants, outstanding architecture and whimsical bars.

Merchant House, London

Dom Ramsey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

I love a good cocktail. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at ordering them and nine times out of ten, what looks great on the menu turns out to be florescent pink and arrives topped with the entire contents of a can of spray cream. And glitter. Not exactly the sophisticated look I would like to project, but one I can't seem to escape.

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.

London's Best Hotel Cocktail Bars

Jane Egginton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'This is the perfect breakfast drink', our otherwise tactiturn barman announces as he puts a Prestige Fizz - Bombay Sapphire gin with vermouth, celery, cucumber and mint topped with champagne - on the 30-foot-long bar.

I Mistook Friendliness For a 'Come On'

Chris Rooney | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

My colleague Jess and I were in the pub talking to Michelle, our head of communications. It was her leaving do and many of the senior managers were there. Needless to say, enthusiasm was compulsory. She was being prompted to our New York office and we were learning about her move. It was a long winded tale of logistics and house-hunting, but we listened attentively.

Guidance for The Naive Undergraduate - Part Five: Nightclub Security.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Whenever I arrive at a bar or nightclub and I see security, I always feel like I have ran a mile in the rain with a rucksack full of books to make a train, only to be told that when I sit down breathless and drowning in my own sweat that there are leaves on the track. I think it can be established that there are three types of nightclub bouncers...

Peckham: The Places Making It Cool

Hannah Grace Lodge | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Grace Lodge

After years of shaking off its questionable reputation for violent streets and run down properties, Peckham is finally getting noticed for it's arty vibe and south-London-cool culture.