Are you waking up anxious? Here’s what to do about it
Are you waking up with a pit in your stomach, racing thoughts and a rapid heartbeat that just won’t calm down? If you find yourself panicking about the future before you’ve even brushed your teeth, you might be suffering from morning anxiety. Why do I have anxiety in the morning? There are a number of […]
The up-and-coming British musicians we’re obsessed with
From Harry Styles to Stormzy, Dua Lipa to Raye, British artists are everywhere right now. But while we’ll always crank up the volume when “As It Was” comes on the radio, there’s something about September that has us craving fresh sounds. Luckily, there’s a tonne of emerging talent to discover. Whether your playlists could use […]
DO WE NEED TO START HAVING MORE FUN?
While it’s easy to bump leisure time to the bottom of your to-do list, having fun is actually a vital part of our mental and physical wellbeing. If life has felt a bit joyless lately, here are our tips for getting some fun back into your day. When was the last time you had fun? […]
Corporate Summer Party Ideas
Office parties don’t need to be stale crackers in a sad, fluorescent-lit room. Give everyone a summer night to remember with a party that pulls out all the stops. No matter what your budget is, we have a list bursting with corporate summer party ideas that we know your colleagues will love. So whether you’re […]
HOW TO INVEST IN YOUR FIRST PIECE OF ART
Collecting art isn’t just for the social elite. From setting a budget to honing your taste, we share our tips for getting past the blank canvas and investing in an artwork you love. Who knows – you might just discover the next Basquiat. From Leonardo Di Caprio buying Salvador Dalí paintings to Beyoncé snapping up […]
10 FUN ANNIVERSARY DATE IDEAS
Whether you’re celebrating your first month, first year, or ten years together, recognising the milestones in your relationship is notably special. They’re an excuse for a bit of extra fuss, letting your significant other know how much you care, and making new memories together. If you’re planning to head to London for your anniversary but […]
Here’s how to encourage teamwork and boost employee connection at work
“Teamwork makes the dream work”. A cheesy cliché? Absolutely. True? Definitely. Whether you’re attempting to win the Premier League or trying to build a business, teamwork is fundamental to success. In fact, poor communication in the workplace has a tangible financial impact, costing businesses $1.2 trillion annually. But how do you stop talking about teamwork […]
What makes for an amazing hard launch? How to introduce your new partner to your friends
The hard launch – announcing a new partner on social media – has become a modern relationship milestone. While a soft launch takes a subtle approach, like a shot of your hands clasped together without revealing any personal details, a hard launch is impossible to misinterpret or ignore. Tactics run the gamut from posting a […]
Is Dupe Culture over? Why 2023 may be seeing the return of the brand
What do the Dyson Airwrap, Skims bodysuit and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter have in common? They’re all the subject of viral dupes. Dupes – short for duplicates – is the Gen Z term for more affordable versions of luxury or designer products. But this isn’t your backstreet fake Prada handbag: unlike counterfeit products, most […]
10 Things to Do in Summer This London With Friends
It’s summertime in the city! Make the most of the long days and (hopefully) balmy evenings, and get your mates together for some old fashion fun. And the big smoke is the perfect place for such plans. There’s a boat load of London summer activities to check out, but where to start? We’ve put together […]
Date Ideas for the Summer
Warm balmy evenings, picture perfect sunsets – summer is romantic by its nature, and a great backdrop for dating. London comes alive during this season, and there’s plenty to do if you want to whisk a special someone off their feet. Whether you’re looking for fun and excitement, or something a little more quiet and […]
How to Plan a Wedding Budget in 6 Steps
Planning a wedding is no mean feat, and sticking to a precise budget for the big day is perhaps the hardest part. The fact that not all wedding budgets are created equal makes it even tougher to plan your own! However, if you remember it’s all about adhering to your own financial and emotional needs, […]
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10 Best Bottomless Brunch Spots in London
Looking to level up your bottomless brunch game in the nation’s capital? From elevated brunch classics to eclectic small plates, London is stacked with world-class brunch options. And the even best part? The bottomless drinks! From endless margaritas to unlimited rum punch, there’s something for everyone. So whether you’re looking to have a long overdue […]
Fun Things to Do for London Pride 2023
Pride month is almost upon us, and celebrations are hotting up in the UK’s capital. As you might expect, there’s plenty to get involved with to celebrate and support the LGBTIQA+ community. But where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve combed through the highlights and have some fantastic activities to suggest for your London Pride […]
7 Fun Double Date Ideas in London
Thinking of planning Date Night with another couple? You’ll need to come up with some fun double date ideas – activities that will be enjoyable, interesting and conversation-stimulating for all four of you (no pressure!). Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with seven creative double date ideas in London that are sure to be winners, whatever […]
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Top 10 Quirky London Bars
With thousands of watering holes in London, you should never settle for a bar that’s simply ordinary. Even a casual after-work drink can become a night to remember at the right spot – and it’s especially exciting to go somewhere quirky and characterful for a first date, or when seeing friends after a long time […]
London Unleashed: 10 Out-of-the-Box Birthday Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss!
Got a big birthday coming up, or been put on planning duties for a friend’s secret do? How about doing things a bit differently this year? London is the perfect spot for all things quirky and unique, and is a great base for a special celebration. Especially something a little off-piste! We’ve whittled down the […]
How Gen Z Is Changing Company Culture in 2023
Whatever stage you’re at in your working life, you’ve probably heard of company culture. While this was once a niche phrase reserved for trendy startups, many companies today place a strong emphasis on culture, referencing it in everything from job descriptions to team meetings. Previously, company culture was all about in-person interactions – from bigger […]
“Wait, They’re British?!”: The Actors Fooling Hollywood
British actors are arguably one of the UK’s greatest exports. It’s rare that an awards season passes without a nod for a British lead in a prestige drama – often nailing an American accent while they’re at it. Indeed, from Oscar-bait like Daniel Day Lewis and Olivia Colman to big budget stars like Idris Elba […]
How to Embrace a Great Booze-Free Night Out
Traditionally, Britain has been notorious for its drinking culture. Heading to the pub for a pint has long been established as an after-work ritual, and tequila-fuelled club nights are considered a university rite of passage. However, we are starting to see a significant shift in attitudes towards drinking – and with that, the increasing popularity […]
How to Throw the Ultimate Eurovision Party
Start digging out your glitter and spandex, because Eurovision 2023 is almost here! This year’s competition, broadcast on Saturday 13th May, will be held at the Liverpool Arena. Last year’s winner, Ukraine, is unable to host this year, so the country in second place – the UK, unbelievable as it sounds – is hosting on […]
10 London Based Summer Party Ideas For 2023
Have you been tasked with organising this year’s summer party? Whether you’re sorting out a mid-year work-do, or having a big birthday celebration – there’s so many options to explore. Where should you get started when looking for a summer party venue? And what vibe do you want to go for? We’ve done the legwork […]
How to Make Your Wedding Unique and Unforgettable
Weddings are all about making amazing memories and celebrating your connection with your partner. So what are some specific things you can do to make your wedding unique – and help you and your guests have a totally once-in-a-lifetime experience? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for plenty of ideas and inspiration on how to […]
Top 10 Quirky Wedding Venues in London
Pop that champagne – you’re getting married! Thanks to the ever-expanding UK wedding industry, there are practically infinite options for where you might host the big event. So how to narrow it down? Well, if the two of you are a little unconventional (and you want your wedding to reflect this!), you’ve come to the […]
7 Amazing Team Building Ideas Your Team Will Actually Love
Team building activities can greatly improve relationships and communication in the workplace, resulting in a happier and more productive team. And team building in London isn’t just for morale-boosting – you can also use it to incentivise or reward staff for hitting targets, or to unite remote and hybrid workers who are meeting for the […]
10 Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in London
Whether or not you typically do something for Valentine’s Day, it’s always nice to have plenty of options! And in the sprawling city of London, there’s certainly no shortage of them – it just comes down to selecting the right Valentine’s Day activity for you and your date. This February, we’ve played Cupid by putting […]
Food & Drink
7 Great Vegan Places to Try This Veganuary
Veganuary 2023… the perfect chance to rethink how what you’re eating could be impacting both your health and the planet. Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or try out an alternative diet and lifestyle, reducing your consumption of meat and dairy products can have a huge impact. What’s more, Veganuary provides a great […]
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5 Fun Activities to Celebrate Dry January in London 2023
Participating in Dry January 2023? Or just looking to discover some new, fun activities to get through the winter months? We’ve got your back! Dry January is rising in popularity as more of us become aware of the potential impact of alcohol on our wellbeing. But it’s not solely about avoiding alcohol – Dry January […]
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The 10 Coolest Bars in Shoreditch
During the day, Shoreditch bustles with professionals grabbing their artisan coffees and rushing to their open-plan offices. But the area really comes to life at night, with chic indie bars and floor-shaking nightclubs attracting creatives and cocktail lovers from all over the city. Of course, Shoreditch is so full of interesting bars that it can […]
How to Plan a Work Christmas Party
With the whole office looking forward to the night, putting together the perfect office Christmas party – one that entertains everyone from the greenest interns to the CEO – can feel like a pretty big challenge. Luckily, we’ve got your back: this guide will take you through the entire party planning process in five simple […]
10 Outside-the-Box Work Christmas Party Ideas for London 2022
Struggling to come up with unique work Christmas party ideas? It’s completely understandable – office Christmas parties aren’t always as fun as they look on TV. If you’re having trouble innovating beyond an evening in the local pub, never fear: we’ve put together this list of 10 fantastic work Christmas party ideas to end your […]
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Step by step to make the perfect Swingers’ pizza
Want to recreate the fabulous food on offer at Swingers? In the second of a regular series we head into the kitchen at Swingers to find out how they make the seriously good street food that helps to fuel a
night of crazy golf.
How Crazy Golf Got Cool
Building an empire around the quirky pastime of crazy golf sounds like a tricky task – but Swingers co-founders Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds have made it look simple. However, it wasn’t without its chewy moments, Matt reveals.
Dan Savidge: The musical heartbeat of Swingers
Dan Savidge has been the key music shaper of Swingers since they opened their city venue in 2016. We chat dance floor politics, what makes a party go with a swing, and what tune you need to play to follow the legendary Stevie Wonder.
6 Old Games: History Of Ancient Sporting Events
From sacrificing ballplayers in Mesoamerica to filling coliseums with all manner of exotic animals (and gallons of water for mock naval battles), the Ancient World hosted some very epic games.
5 Of The Worlds Strangest Animal Races
The world is an eternally fascinating place – with excitement and adventure at every turn. For proof, look no further than some of the unusual sporting options there are around the globe – such as these intriguing animal races.
The Perfect Valentine’s At Swingers-Even If You’re Single
Two writers present their take on why London’s home of crazy golf could prove to be a romantic revelation for February 14th visitors
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8 Weird Alcoholic Drinks And Where To Find Them
Where would we be without experimentation and a quest for the new? Scientific breakthroughs would go undiscovered, our world would go unexplored and the idea of fermented grapes being the base of a delicious drink would never have surfaced. But what about when that experimentation gets taken to the limit? Here are some drinks that do just that.
An Interview With Swingers’ Crazy Golf Course Designer
When it comes to design, much reverential admiration is given to those ‘starchitects’ who conceive of glittering modernist towers of steel and glass, or fashion gurus who deliver daring sartorial creations. But we’d argue that the person behind the design of the ingenious golf holes at Swingers should be similarly celebrated. Say hello to Thomas Borer, the man responsible for designing every course.
The Best Places For A Memorable First Date
Let’s face it, a first date is usually a nerve-wrecking experience, so we give you our top five unusual places where the awkward silence will be minimal, and you can subliminally test your potential partner’s sense of humour and personality without resorting to the ‘what star sign are you?’ type of clichéd questioning.
5 Character Types You’ll Meet At Swingers
It’s your big night out! With some of your best friends! Brilliant! But have you ever seen them in competitive mode? Here are the five types of people that they could become.
The Thrill-Seekers Guide: 6 Adventures Everyone Should Try
From planes that pretend they’re in outer space to sunken boats that pose as reefs, here are six artificial adventures that every thrill-seeker should try (with relative assurance that no dinosaurs will try to eat them).
The Secret Life Of Formula Onedrivers
Are today’s F1 drivers bland versions of swaggering champions past? Is the champagne now restricted to the podium celebration? Has their thirst for winning overtaken their appetite for late-night loucheness? Our F1 expert reveals all.
Why Are Pub Quizzes More Popular Than Ever?
The pub quiz is a uniquely British invention, combining two of our favourite things – drinking and having random facts on instant recall. But why are these alcohol-fuelled exam sessions proving more popular than ever?
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The Worlds Wildest Dining Experiences
Drill through metres-thick ice to catch your dinner. Bury a whole lamb in a sand oven for the day – overseen by Beduin tribesmen. Eat alongside inmates in a notorious Colombian prison. It’s time to start your global gastronomic odyssey.
The 5 Easiest Ways To Win Gold At The Olympic Games
You’ve got to be the very best to make it to the Olympic Games podium. But, let’s face it, some sports are tougher than others. And others might simply require a modest amount of training, as opposed to being born with a strangely sports-specific body or natural aptitude. Sailing, for example, we’re looking at you. Your new life in elite sports starts here.
How To Organise A Christmas Night Out And Survive It!
Congratulations. You have been identified as the most fun person in your workplace. And the obvious choice to sort a Christmas team night out. No, honestly, it’ll be fine. Read on – we’ve got your back.
Still Crazy After All These Years
It’s been 21 years since the iconic Gumball 3000 rally first revved up its engines. We catch up with its fast-living founder Maximillion Cooper to delve into some of the more eye-raising stories from years gone by.
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6 Street Food Vendors To Track Down At This Summer’s Festivals
When even your grandparents are cooking up Waitrose pulled pork burgers, you know it’s time to raise your own gastro expectations. We asked food critic and founder of the British Street Food Awards, Richard Johnson, to reveal his favourite food trucks.
5 Games You’re Almost Certainly Playing Wrong
From Uno to Monopoly to Scrabble to Blackjack and more, here are some of the world’s most popular games –and the most common mistakes made when playing them.
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6 Secret Cocktail Bars You Need To Know About
We travelled the world looking for the best secret watering holes you should visit. Add them to your ‘to do’ list today. Cheers!
Extreme Enjoyment – The Story Of Britain’s Dangerous Sports Club
Swingers’ mantra of #LifesbetterWhenYouPlay was truly pushed to its limits by a bunch of quintessentially British eccentrics. From sending a grand piano down the slopes of St Moritz to skateboarding with the bulls in Pamplona, the Dangerous Sports Club prefigured the craze for extreme sports. But their high jinks eventually came at a tragic cost.