UK Drinking

The Best Winter Pop Up Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What better way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas than fun-filled evenings under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest festive events in London. ...

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Study Investigates What Happens When You Quit Booze For A Month

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A month off alcohol could help prevent serious illnesses in later life, the Press Association reports.Patients who gave up for four weeks saw benefit...

Toddler Forced To Drink Beer And Smoke Cigarettes In Horrific Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Fury has swept the internet after video footage of two men encouraging a toddler to smoke cigarettes and drink beer appeared online. The child can...

Forever Dry

Marissa Asli Bangura | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marissa Asli Bangura

If you don't drink for medical, religious, health or other reasons, decide beforehand what explanation you're prepared to share with people and what you're not. Remember, when all is said and done, it really is no one else's business but your own.

Why Drunk Food Is The Best Part Of Going Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Comedy

When all the make-up is smeared, the fancy clothes are sweated through and the uncomfortable shoes have come off, there's only one thing on our minds,...

How To Say Cheers In 28 Languages

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Comedy

It's Friday so you're going to the pub later, right? Well, it would be irresponsible of us to let you go without preparing you against the misfortu...

10 Times Student Society Initiation Events Got Way Out Of Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Explosive allegations have emerged about David Cameron describing his involvement in "bizarre rituals" during his time at Oxford University. The ru...

London Fashion Week 2015: Your Ultimate Guide to Soho

Emma Grace Bailey | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style
Emma Grace Bailey

When the British Fashion Council announced London Fashion Week would be moving to Brewer Street, I have to confess I was secretly chuffed. Although Somerset House is iconic - far more attractive than an old, converted car park - it never provided the most palatable offering of eateries and brew houses to see me through the five-day stint...

This Is What Happens To Your Eyesight When You Drink Booze

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know alcohol has the potential to affect our eyesight, which in turn can contribute to us making some rather questionable decisions. But at...

Why Don't You Drink?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

I don't know why I don't drink. I just have zero interest. It wasn't planned nor is it a health thing or anything along those lines. I don't really think about it that much so when people ask I feel I need to think of a simple answer to this one.

Science Has Some Bad News, Water Doesn't Cure Hangovers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Science can give and it can take away. In this particular example science is most definitely taking away any of the hope you might have had when you w...

How to Battle the Cravings Monster and Win

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Cravings can derail people trying to cut down or give up drinking but our Cravings Monsters get weaker, and turn up less often if we don't allow ourselves to give in to them; so if you can distract yourself for those few minutes each time, you'll find it much easier to achieve your goals.

Toddler 'Drinking Beer' Has Shocked The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a toddler in a highchair allegedly being fed a large bottle of beer has been posting on the internet. The young boy named 'Tangtang' fr...

The Punniest Cocktail Names in the World

BarChick | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Because sometimes bartenders get bored... The good, the bad and the 'Bols Deep' dirty; here are the punniest cocktail names around the world. Now go order one and try to keep a straight face.

100-Year-Old Woman Gives Perfect Response When Asked For The Secret To Her Longevity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Most 100-year-olds give similar answers when asked "What's your secret?", suggesting things like olive oil, porridge or yoghurt helped them stay alive...

What Drinking Crackdown? It's Business As Usual In Magaluf

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Debauched, boozy scenes unfolded in tourist resort Magaluf last night – despite the introduction of tough new rules cracking down on drunkenness. ...

This Car Knows When You're Pissed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US have unveiled a car that will potentially stop drink drivers taking to the roads. At a Department of Transport event in Washington D.C., the...

You Can Actually Make Cocktails From Guinness (And They Taste Really Good)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When some people think of Guinness they think of trying it once, hating it and never looking back. But the folks over at the Dublin brewery are so kee...

Like Buying Ridiculously Pointless Tat While Drunk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever come home from a night out feeling the effects of your favourite tipple, only to open up your computer and go on a random eBay shopping ...

A Day in the Life of a Non-Drinker

Daniel Johnson | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

The notion that I need a particular type of liquid to unwind is an unusual concept. For a non-drinker, relaxation can be achieved through numerous other means. For example, one of my favourite ways to unwind is simply to sit down. This is achievable regardless of what I drink.

Seven Things Teetotal Students Are Tired of Hearing

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

As with anything that makes you 'different' though, there are plenty of misconceptions and annoying things that people of the less intelligent kind insist on saying to you over and over again. Here's my list of 7 things teetotal students are tired of hearing...

How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Starting after this Bank Holiday weekend. On Tuesday 5th of May, I'm inviting anyone who wants to to join a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart. It's going to involve as little online support, and as much getting you out of the house, away from bloody internet forums as you can possibly fit in.

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

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.