Today Britain will relish (moan) in 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight, with the sun rising at 4:43am and setting at 9:31pm. It’s set to be a record breaking 33 degrees in London. I for one am going to need all the help I can get not to disappear like the wicked witch of the West into a sticky puddle on Stroud Green Road. Here’s our Solstice-worshipping, Pagan inspired tips for surviving the hottest and longest day of the year in London.
The gin enthusiasts down at Hendricks have decided to take these cucumber celebrations a slice further with their Cultivate the Unusual campaign. Encouraging gin fans to grow their own cucumbers over the last few months in preparation, Hendricks are asking us to bring said veggies to participating pubs and bars this Thursday 15th June. The Canonbury Tavern for example, will light up if you walk in with a cucumber and will proceed to exchange it for a free gin and tonic. Can you imagine?
Oh snap! Another general election looms. Whether you’re hopeful for a landslide win or a surprising wild card outcome, wipe the bitter disappointment from your tastebuds with some gins, ales, burgers and strong covfefe. Because let’s face, it will be neither of those results will it really? Find the perfect place for you to receive the bad news in good company.
For some, a second bank holiday brings with it an extra day of anxiety as you wonder how to fill the 24 hour void that desk bound coffee fuelled typing usually fills. If you’re not content to lie horizontal letting gravity slide pizza down your throat, here’s our plans for your second Bank Holiday of the month.
So (hopefully) you’ve found yourself with four days off work. Charlotte from accounts has been banging on about her shit plans all week and Pete's brutal description of his abhorrent weekend agenda has made you vom more times than you’d care to remember. If most of the usuals are off home for Easter, what are you going to do with yourself? Hide away in your man/she cave scrolling through pictures of the ex and accidentally liking a photo from 153 weeks ago? None of that. Here’s some last minute suggestions for the less organised and non trogladitey among us.
If you don’t want to traipse all the way down to Trafalgar Square for the parade but intend to do more than simply sink a stout in your local, have a scroll through our top four St Patrick’s Weekend plans. Time to quit olagonin’ and acting the maggot - sláinte to yourself on the lash instead you bunch of stooks.
Whether your mum’s in the same city (or planet) as you, you should be celebrating her existence daily. But this March 26th is your excuse to really lay it on thick if she’s in North London with you, and show how much you care that she birthed you all those many moons ago. It’s not easy to raise you, you know?
We asked Alex from Davies and Davies Estate Agents why he thinks Stroud Green is such a great place to rent or buy. He sat back in his leather chair, took a surprisingly large swig of hot coffee, regretted it, then gave us a stern look. What followed was an unrelenting onslaught of negativity that we have conveniently compiled into a list for you.
Getting married, as it transpires, is a massive pain. Just as you tick another seemingly pointless task off your endless checklist, another will leap out of nowhere and bite you on the arse. It may seem like all fun and games and first, but if you can come back to me six months before the Big Day without having had a nervy b, I will eat my aforementioned list.
It’s true, love has twins and they're ugly as sin. Love also has a sister called Truth who had a son called Neville and he was a right two faced knob. They had a cousin called Happiness and he was such an unrelenting chasm of tedium, but then we didn’t get close enough to know him properly. Here’s how to protect yourself from the evil that is Love and Happiness this Valentines.
January. It’s laugh a minute at the best of times. We think it’s high time we ignored January-instigated misery, threw caution to the wind and our heads back in favour of laughing it off. From a snigger to an unrelenting roar, here's our top six mood enhancing venues to work your stomach muscles.
New year, new you? Or have you ripped up your resolutions and realised you're fantastic just the way you are? Now that January is here and we’ve dragged our lumpy bums back into work, let’s celebrate our own uniqueness. Here’s our top four suggestions to celebrate January in your own way.
It’s time to cleanse your soul and pretoxify yourself. Why not have a saintly first half of December so you can really throw down the gauntlet in the debauched second half. Prepare your liver and cleanse your soul with gift buying, charity parties, culture: it’s guilt free December (first half).
Autumn is a great time to shake off the old and embrace the new. You’re obviously in need of a little inspiration for the change in seasons. Here are four great ways to get out, get moving and embrace the city around you. Put that razor away, pull your wooly socks up over your hairy knees and kick up some leaves like the spiky little hedgehog you are.
Our contributor Victoria has expertly rounded up the top four most canine friendly boozers round our neck of the woods
How to fully embrace your twitchy lack of virtuous patience on a Thursday in the depths of North London.
The Notting Hill Carnival is a big old fun fest that we all love, but not necessarily every single year. So if you need an excuse not to go this time, fill up your weekend with these North London bank holiday plans.
We’ve put together a convenient to do list for you to peruse and say OH I'VE DONE THAT or OH YEAH SURE I'VE SEEN THAT TOO. Enjoy.