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!
There’s something very comforting about sitting down in an old pub, roaring fire on the go, a selection of ales at the ready and an impending roast due to arrive at the table. It gives a sense of what England used to be like before the age of fast food and an even faster life.
The annual Boat Race sees rowing crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge heave it out along a 4.2-mile stretch of the Thames between Putney and Mortlake. Thousands of spectators turn out every year to watch the race, and millions around the world tune in to see who wins. It usually takes place on the last Saturday of March or the first Saturday of April.
For the world’s greatest comics, London is a huge draw. Performers, whether experienced or up-and-coming flock to the capital to ply their trade – often off the back of a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Dalston is one of East London’s trendiest offspring, sandwiched between Haggerston and Stoke Newington. The area is traditionally known as being ethically varied with a healthy mix of cultures settling there. As the area has become more gentrified over the past ten years, Dalston has attracted a more middle-class, creative, young crowd. And you know what comes with that? Cool places to hang out!
There are a whole host of ‘secret’ London bars, though of course once they are discovered, the word spreads and, well, they aren’t so secret. Nevertheless, sometimes the hype is worth your while and you can still enjoy the idea of stepping behind a secret door to discover what lies behind it…
Camden Lock is a favourite destination for the great and good of London. The area as a whole is perhaps best known for its remarkable diversity – there really is everything on offer, and the Lock is no exception. Whether you like bustling food markets, stalls heaving with everything you could ever want or canal-side drinking spots, Camden Lock is the place to be!
The London Chocolate Festival takes place several times a year in Southbank Centre Square, and promises to celebrate all things chocolate. It takes place over a whole weekend – from Friday to Sunday – and with admission free, the Festival is surely a must-see for any chocolate lover.
The French call us ‘Les Rosbifs’ for a reason, us Brits do love a Sunday roast! Where do you go though to sample a delectable Yorkshire? After all there’s nothing more anti climactic than a disappointing meat and two veg! Along with the search for the Holy Grail, the search for the perfect roast is one for the ages. To help with your quest, here’s five great London pubs well worth whiling away the Sunday pm hours…
A must on any trip to London, the National Portrait Gallery may often be missed in the shadow of the National Gallery. Don’t make this mistake! The Portrait Gallery is a true gem, with over 10,000 portraits dating back hundreds of years.