UK Drinking

New Pubs on the Block

Judith Baker | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

We hear all the time about pubs closing down in the UK but a wave of new pub openings and re-openings in West London seems to tell a different story. Here is my take on the boozers making news.

Past Perceptions of Sober People

Rachel Black | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

As I was tried and failed to moderate, not yet ready to consider giving up totally myself, I watched sober people with a new sense of awe and admiration. Not only did they not drink alcohol, they appeared content with their ways and looked happy.

Durham Students To Be Breathalysed By Nightclubs Following River Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University students will be breathalysed on nights out as part of a series of new safety measures being rolled out to tackle drinking related d...

The Benefits of Going Alcohol Free

Sadie Brown | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Me saying no to the offer of a Margarita is like Kate Middleton swearing - just wrong. But the truth of the matter is, I feel great not drinking. Amazing great, not just 'okay' great, I feel the babies in the Evian adverts. I am reborn anew.

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

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.

London Clubs To Breathalyse Partygoers In Drink-Related Violence Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Clubs across London are to trial breathalysing partygoers in an attempt to crack down on drink-related violence, it has been revealed. Metropolitan...

This Could Be The Unexpected Cause Of Your Excessive Sweating

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To stay healthy, it's important to replace the fluids we lose when we sweat, breathe and urinate by drinking water. But a health expert has warned ...

How to Tell if You're an Alcoholic

Rachel Black | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In the lead up to stopping drinking we will all have wondered if we do actually drink too much. A lot perhaps, but too much? That's something different.

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

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.01.2015 | 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.

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

Harry Cockburn | Posted 12.01.2015 | 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.

Six Surprising Side Effects of Sobriety

Rachel Black | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

You have a perpetual supply of wine to recycle as gifts. Yes, people still give me bottles of the stuff; they 'forget' that I 'don't really drink anymore' and still do not believe the 'No, not ever, not even one' part of the answer.

Why Festive Drinking and Motherhood Don't Mix

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I actually think I'm a good parent when I've had a couple of drinks. I laugh more. Loosen up a tad. Let my daughter eat lots of cocktail sausages. I construct creative meals out of buffet foods- piling up her plate with crisps and cake (so she has a good balance of savoury and sweet). And I have fond memories of my own Mum being pissed...

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.

What Is Sober Clubbing Really Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Could you face the sticky floors, perpetual pushing and tinnitus-inducing music of student clubs without a "vodka blanket"? These three freshers have ...

Giving Up Drinking for Christmas (Part 1)

Kirsten Brown | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

I just want to see if I can; I want to hang around with people in pubs, and go to parties, and see if I can manage it all and have a good time doing these things, all the while being sober as a judge.

I Humiliated Myself at an Awards Ceremony

Chris Rooney | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I was recently shortlisted in the 'best blogger' category at the UK Dating Awards. Let me start by saying I did not win. I did not even get a 'special mention'. My writing received no recognition whatsoever. In terms of debauchery and self-ridicule, however, I swept the board.

When a Relationship With Alcohol Turns Sour

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Many people jokingly say they "need a drink" after a stressful day. But for some, a few seemingly harmless glasses of wine after work can turn into a stress-relieving habit that can be hard to break.

Student Develops Pill To Cure Hangover

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thrive isn't just the name of Arianna Huffington's latest book, it's also a pill developed by a US student which claims to cure hangovers - before the...

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many glasses of water do you drink on a daily basis? Our guess is one or two. Maybe three, tops... A new study has found that the majority of p...

The Secret to Younger Looking Skin? Glitter

Naomi Hefter | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

When you have your face painted as a Sugar Skull, with an electric blue wig and fairly lights piled on top of your head its always great knowing you stand out. But when you get told 'You look so amazing, the best I've ever seen you ', it's hard to take that as a complement.

Banter, Flannel-Frolics and Yards of Bleach - The Invention of the 'Lad'

James Dann | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

As everyone knows, the term 'Lad' stands for Loud And (therefore) Depressed. For centuries, little has been known unto the origin of this mythical creature. Until now. Welsh scientist Llyn Granger, who accidentally came across it whilst developing a cure for Mormonism, first noticed the 'Lad' particle in 1994

Are You Desperate Enough To Try These Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've woken up after a heavy night out, and your mate walks in with what they hail as a 'miracle' hangover cure. You take the plate...

Why Your Face Is Flushed After One Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For some of us, there's an awkward moment when your face turns red after one alcoholic bevvy. If this situation is often a reality for you then cha...

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.