Become a Time Out Tastemaker!

Are you positively addicted to hunting down the city’s best bits? Do you love to travel to other cities and write about films too? If so then be a part of our elite community group, The Time Out Tastemakers.

Are you always first in line at the latest pop-ups? Is your Instagram feed one big FOMO-inducing party? Was your last quiet night in some time back in 2008? You could be just the person we’re looking for.

Time Out are looking for more folk to join our London Tastemaker community – a crack squad of city-scouring explorers who’ll ferret out the latest, greatest, most fun things going on around the globe, then share their insights with the rest of the community and our editors. 

As a Time Out Tastemaker, you’ll influence how millions of people spend their spare time, and – as a good word from Time Out can often mean a queue down the road – you’ll also help the great venues in your area to get the love they deserve.

Tastemakers will also be top of the guestlist at many of our events and get exclusive access to film screenings, exhibition openings and more. 

Now for the important stuff. You won’t be working for Time Out or getting paid to write for us. Any reviews you write will show on the user reviews tab with a shiny tastemaker badge beside them, rather than a critic one. BUT, you will instead sleep well knowing you’re helping inspire thousands of people each day to choose great places to eat, drink and have fun. Oh, and did we mention awesome free events and vouchers? 

Use the form below to tell us why you’d be a great Time Out Tastemaker – we’ll be in touch soon if we’re interested in getting to know you a little better. Confused? Read these FAQs.





Margaret M

I joined a heap of other Tastemakers last night for time together in The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch.  The party venue was downstairs of the main Blues Kitchen- at 7pm already filling up with diners and Blues music.and entered via a door with a porthole so you knew it was likely to be a bit nautical.  Old ropes swirled round pictures on some walls together with lions heads open mouthed above you.  The bar was busy with a good range of Southern Texan-inspired drinks.  We sampled excellent smoked chicken drumsticks, sweet potato chips, green peppers and pulled pork as we met and talked and talked about places we've been in London.

The party room downstairs would suit a group of fifty or more who want a relaxed and informal venue away from the main restaurant yet with the music upstairs within earshot.  Service is excellent and blends with the informality of the Blues Kitchen as a whole.