Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London


A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

Bars, culture, Lifestyle, photography, Shopping, Society
Words and Photos: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Harrison Hindle There was a time when “English Summer” was a punchline. But with the nationwide heatwave set to continue another week (albeit with slightly lower temperatures), that time feels like a distant memory. The question then becomes - how best to make use of a genuine London Summer? This isn’t a beach city, nor is it famous for its outdoors scenery. Not to mention, of course, that it’s one of the most expensive places on earth. Well, the solution is here: morning walks. I know those two words aren’t exactly relaxing ones, but there’s a lot to be said for walking through a London summer. For one, it’s cheap, and, for another, you can avoid the stinking, sweaty, sodden crowds that plague the tube and the buses this time of year
5 ways you can save money this party season

5 ways you can save money this party season

Bars, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle
We all know how expensive it is to go out in London, here's some tips on how you can save money if you're a party animal. I may be smiling but inside I’m crying knowing that I could have made these drinks much cheaper at home, instead of having to work an entire shift to afford it! So, here they are: 1. Buy advanced tickets for a night out, so plan earlier. 2. Take a big bag so you can squeeze your coat in, save that £2 to pay for some of your meal deal tomorrow. 3. Food! Make a packed lunch before you go out. That way you save £56 on buying food after a night out in London. 4. Pack your bag with suitable footwear, so you don't need to buy a pair of flip flops on your way home. 5. Pre drink properly, but responsibly.         W

London’s cosiest winter bars and where to find them

Bars, Christmas, Featured, Lifestyle
It's cold. The clocks have gone back and the days are slowly, but surely, getting shorter. Cheer up London! It's not all bad news. Keep reading to find out about the capital's cosiest winter bars and click here find them:            Skylight Penning St. Car Park, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF In the mood for festive cocktails after a sunset skate? The rooftop of London’s acclaimed Tobacco Docks has reopened as Skylight - winter style. Enjoy mulled wine and cider, craft beers and a seasonal cocktail under the stars, just a five-minute walk from Shadwell overground.

Members’ club for creatives inside a former public loo (podcast)

Bars, Lifestyle, Travel
Our reporter Mariya Grinina meets the co-founder to speak about London’s most unusual members’ club. Reporter, Producer: Mariya Grinina | Sub-editor: Joseph Carey Bermondsey Arts Club has a rather unusual setting. Built in a disused Victorian toilet, it boasts a spacious Art Deco room and an elegant bar area, with original wall and floor tiles, and marble-clad bar and table tops made from the stone that was originally used as toilet cubicle separators. Opened in 2014 by George Garnier and Joe Lowe (who also run Artistic-Spaces together), the club is an artistic hub where creatives gather for drinks, live jazz and various events. Although such setting may seem unappealing, the chic design and chilling atmosphere manages to deliver a pleasant experience. “Even if we didn’t have this unus