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Online Content Executive at DesignMyNight. Rediscovering all of London's gems after three years spent oop north! @Jess_Astbury

Sparkling Wine Gets Youthful Facelift

Sparkling Wine Gets Youthful Facelift

English Sparkling Wines are fresh, tasty and coming to a bar near you! The pop of corks and resulting fizz of bubbles is a typical soundtrack to special occasions. However, nowadays with purse strings tightening, they're more likely to be caused by sparkling wine than by its more expensive sisterChampagne…

Lost Society London - Restaurant Bar Review

Lost Society London - Restaurant Bar Review

I had an image of a night spent at Lost Society, sipping cocktails daintily in the opulent, chandelier decked and gold gilt framed interiors of the restaurant bar. Instead, I was lead on a journey through classic cocktails to a decadent 3-course meal, before ending up watching an outrageous cabaret act…

Lost Angel London - DJ Bar Review

Lost Angel London - DJ Bar Review

Advertising themselves as a bar which combines 'all the romance of a Victorian country estate with the hedonistic edge of a 19th century Gin Palace', Lost Angel's premise seems to trip off the tongue very nicely indeed. Being an unashamed gin junkie, I was very eager to see if this Battersea bar lived…

Cocktail Bar Behemoth Branches Out

Cocktail Bar Behemoth Branches Out

The London Cocktail Club's mission statement was to spend 2013 'ripping up London one bar at a time' and they've starting their takeover in style with their Oxford Circus location. After creating waves in London's cocktail scene with their unique flavour combos and rock'n'roll vibes at their two other…

Jamaica Jamaica - New London Pop Up Bar

Jamaica Jamaica - New London Pop Up Bar

Bringing one gut-busting slice of the tropical island to Clapham, Tuesday 6th August to 20th August will mark a two week long takeover by Jamaica Jamaica at The Jam Tree in Chelsea and Clapham. So good they named it twice, Jamaica Jamaica is an exciting new pop up extravaganza which will showcase the…

#R3D Market Revamps the Midnight Feast

#R3D Market Revamps the Midnight Feast

#R3D Market returns accompanied by London's best street food and cocktails. Londoners can't seem to get enough of street food. Wood fired pizzas, marinara sliders, chinese crepes and schnitzel; we're tucking it all away and skipping back eagerly for more. The return of Red Gallery's #R3D market is…

Win 4 Free Tickets to the Nomad Cinema Screenings

Win 4 Free Tickets to the Nomad Cinema Screenings

Suffering a bad case of the post-Glasto blues? We've got just the ticket (literally...). Nomad Cinema is doing what it does best by roaming around London to screen top notch cinema in the most unusual and eye-catching locations possible. Jump right back into the festival ring by heading over to Ealing…

Meantime Beer Hits the Road

Meantime Beer Hits the Road

Like a decidedly adult ice cream van, Meantime Brewery is taking its wares to the road and there's no annoying jingles heralding their way, just the sweet, sweet smell of brewery fresh beer! Plastic glasses of warm, flavourless beer will be a thing of the past at London's summer festivals this year as…

Urban Sessions & Beer Nation - New London Pop Up Bar

Urban Sessions & Beer Nation - New London Pop Up Bar

Combining the capital's three most recent fetishes - beer, pop ups and nifty collaborations - Urban Sessions and Beer Nation have pitched their talents together to create a four month fun and beer-filled residency at Cre8 Centre in Hackney Wick. Opening on July 11th and running right through until the…

The Rake London - Pub Review

The Rake London - Pub Review

Despite, it's small size, The Rake boasts one of the capital's largest and most exciting selections of independent real ales and beers from across the globe hidden in the most unassuming of venues. A little gem I was desperate to check out. The Venue The Rake is a tiny pub that proves, once and for…

Bar Design Awards 2013 Shortlist Announced

Bar Design Awards 2013 Shortlist Announced

Shoreditch-based cocktail and DJ bar Barrio East. Get ready for paintbrushes at dawn, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have announced their shortlist for 2013. Into its 5th year, as the world's only event dedicated to hospitality design, competition is fierce. Some of the top architects, designers…

Win 2 Free Tickets to Blind Date in the West End

Win 2 Free Tickets to Blind Date in the West End

Fresh from a critically acclaimed run in New York, Blind Date has crossed the pond to recreate the magic of its theatre show in the West End. Get yourself over to the Charing Cross theatre to be absorbed into this spontaneous world of improvisation, theatre and social experiment. You'd have a heartof…