Find our recommendations of the best venue to go for every occasion; smoking friendly venues near to major attractions and events or special days happening around the UK. Get inspiration for where to go and the places not to miss!
Every month we pick a particularly outstanding venue to feature as our Spot of the Month – a venue that rises above the others – a venue that ticks more boxes for the discerning patron. This month our hero spot is the Grand Junction Arms in Acton. Cue music. And applause.
Great Portland Street is a Central London underground station, found within zone 1 and has three lines running through it – Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. The station opened in 1863 as Portland Road as part of the world’s very first underground railway networks. Its name changed to the present Great Portland Street in 1917
Just because Christmas Day is over it doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating. Lest we forget that Boxing Day is a holiday too, let’s enjoy it and get out and about rather than staying in eating up left overs and watching re-runs on the TV!
Edgware Road tube station in London is actually two separate stations, both of which are within zone one on the London underground network. The larger of the two opened in 1863, when it was part of the world’s very first underground railway network. It serves the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City Lines and is located on the corner of Chapel Street, just off Edgware Road.
The anticipation of Christmas Eve – the calm before the storm – can be as exciting as Christmas Day. The perfect opportunity to organise the festivities ahead of time and if you aren’t frantically grabbing last minute shopping a great opportunity to organise a get together with friends and family to share in some festive cheer.
Gloucester Road is a London Underground station, in an area of West London called Kensington. Three of the network’s lines serve this zone 1 station – the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines whose trains run through 4 platforms.
Positioned slap bang in the middle of Shaftesbury Avenue, the Apollo Theatre occupies a commanding position in the West End. A relatively small space when compared to some other of Theatreland’s venues, the modern building can fit an audience of 775, and recently specialises in theatre, as opposed to musicals. The building was named after the Greek god of the arts and leader of the muses.
New Year’s Eve: the night everyone seems to spend months looking forward to and then weeks moaning about. But it doesn’t have to be disappointing, and there’s one event in particular that is guaranteed to be a fantastic night.
It was Charlie Chaplin who famously quipped ‘a day without laughing is a day wasted,’ and we tend to agree with him! So what better way to get in one of your daily laughs than going to your nearest comedy night. Whether it’s an open mic session at your local pub, where amateurs will try out there funniest routines or a high profile comedian at a large theatre, there seems to be a huge variety of places to go and styles of humour to entertain you.