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!
St Nicholas Market is perfectly situated in the centre of Bristol, handy both for the sights and cultural venues the city has to offer, as well as the centre itself and onwards to Cabot Circus for that shopping centre hit. Its winding alleyways and interlocking market halls host independent traders selling an eclectic mix of delights – both edible and…less so!
In the West End of Glasgow, you will find the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, which was founded in 1817 by the distinguished botanist Thomas Hopkirk. This beautiful site is home to Kibble Palace, named after the astronomer, photographer and engineer John Kibble, and this stunning location is home to the annual festival Bard in the Botanics, Scotland’s foremost Shakespearean event that celebrates the work of our nation’s favourite bard.
What do you think of when you hear the word jazz? Minds are always taken to darkly lit rooms with musicians smoking as much as the audience members. Well for all you London residents, you should feel lucky, very lucky indeed. Why? Because the capital just happens to have some of the best jazz venues on the planet…read on for guaranteed entertainment.
For nine years, this glorious steamship at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside was the longest passenger ship in the world. Long before the era of the QE2 and modern cruise ships, the advanced Isambard Kingdom Brunel-designed SS Great Britain was ferrying people across the Atlantic to New York – the first iron steamship to do so!
Attention foodies!! Calling all foodies!! Taste of London is back, back with a vengeance. Once again, it’s June and Regent’s Park plays host to the annual Taste of London festival where the country’s best chefs, restaurants, top food and top drink producers converge to provide a memorable experience.
2014 is a big year for Glasgow, the Commonwealth Games rock up on their shores shortly and all eyes will be on the city then to see how it copes. Well if all eyes fancy looking to the city a smidge earlier in June then they will also see a thriving cultural scene represented by the annual West End Festival.
Do you sometimes wish you had two birthdays? You could make your half birthday an occasion, celebrating every 6 months! The only other way is to be a Monarch! Our fair sovereign’s actual birthday is on the 21 April, but it has been a long held tradition that Monarchs’s official birthdays should be celebrated at a time when the weather will undoubtedly be better, in order the stage an outdoor event. So this is why The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated on a Saturday in June, when the weather is almost guaranteed to be better! And this is what Trooping the Colour is all about.