Whether you're a seasoned mustachioed pro or parting ways with your razor for the first time, Movember is always a huge event in the social calendar. As droves of burly chaps across the capital prepare to let that 'tache run free in the name of charity, we've been out in search of London's best events to help you get more from your Movember.
You can't really go wrong with a boozy bar crawl that donates 50% of its profits to the Movember Foundation. Handing out novelty moustaches to those who are facial hair free, crawlers can look forward to complimentary entry, shots and exclusive discounts at each of the five bars involved in the tour. Anybody who brings proof of how much they have raised along with them goes free, and there's a dedicated photographer to snap those madcap moustaches in all their glory.
Top lip feeling a bit… naked? No problems at all, just head on over to Drink Shop Do and make your own Mo instead. Those quirky folk in King's Cross bring out all the materials you could ever need, leaving you to get creative with your own 'tache and encouraging you to take as many Mo-selfies as possible. Sounds like thirsty work, so it's lucky there's a special Movember cocktail (with £1 from each sold going to charity) to keep you hydrated.
Honky Tonk are a reasonable bunch. They realise it's not easy to allow that Mo to spiral out of control and scruff up Londoners usually immaculately presented faces. With that in mind, they're slicing 10% off any food bill for their Mo Bros throughout November, meaning happy punters can get their Americana fix and pocket a tidy saving to be spent on grooming that moustache at the same time. What about the Mo Sistas? There's plenty for them too - with all sorts of themed treats to look forward to when making a booking on any Friday or Saturday in the month.
Ditch the razor and chop 10% off your food at Honky Tonk.
A Movember-themed cocktail is nothing without a novelty moustache straw, and luckily this is a concept not lost on Porky's. They're laying on Jack Daniel's laced 'Mo's and 'Ho's cocktails throughout the month, with £1 from the £7.50 cost of these punchy concoctions going to charity. You might as well grab a plate of smoky BBQ meat treats while you're at it.
If you're looking for a place for the Mo to bow out in style, there's really only one place for it. Floripa are throwing a huge Tropical Party Weekender to celebrate not just a wonderful month of fundraising but their 3rd birthday at the same time. Aside from the usual choice of tropical performers and the vibrant feel-good atmosphere, there's top prizes to be won in the Movember raffle and even a whole night dedicated to bopping to Hawaiian beats in the name of sweet charity.
Part Korean cafe, part innovative hair salon - Hurwundeki is the one stop shop for all your grooming and feasting needs. Movember is a big month for the mustachioed among us, and Hurwundeki are giving out some great rewards to the bristled, lustrous and scruffy of faces. After all that hard hair growing work, your follicles and you may enjoy 20% off food and hair for the whole of Movember. Now, that's a pretty good reason to smash that tache out.