This November the Alexandra Palace Fireworks are back with a bang. To celebrate Time Out's media partnership with the event, one lucky reader will win the chance to turn on the 2013 Fireworks at Ally Pally, plus a VIP table for the evening and the best spot to watch London's most famous fireworks display.
The best firework festival in town returns after a four-year break and now includes the UK's largest German beer festival in the Palace. The competition winner and seven guests will be treated to the best seats in the house in the VIP panorama tent, 16 drinks tokens and dinner for all eight of you from the tent's hot buffet. They'll also be able to watch the display from the best viewing platform at the top of the slope, which means the fireworks will be right in their eyeline as they glitter above London; no neck ache this year.
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The Vault of Soho
Lovers of the malted grain have being paying homage at the whisky specialist Milroy’s since 1964. It has accumulated an enormous range of whiskies: around 400 from Scotland alone. A small tasting bar on the ground floor has been a feature for some years, but now – under new, independent ownership – the bar side is considerably expanded. There’s a small copper-topped bar with just a few stools, plus a table for two in the window. The ground floor is whisky-and-whiskey-only. If you’re looking for other spirits, head downstairs. The basement bar, aka The Vault, now calls itself a ‘speakeasy’ bar. This misleading bit of marketing-speak might be regarded as passé, and it isn’t particularly convincing here: it’s just a shorthand way of describing an dimly lit basement bar with dark-hued furnishings. But it's an attractive and comfortable room, and there is a rather splendid touch in the entrance to the stairway down the basement – you enter via a ‘hidden’ door in a fake bookcase. In the bar’s early days the service, though sweet and smiling, lacked the polished sheen of professionalism. But this didn’t detract from the perfection of a martini made with the bartender’s recommendation of The Botanist gin. The main cocktail list is heavy on experimentation, and the bartender’s evident expertise might make it worthwhile dipping in there. Drinks hover around £10, which is not unreasonable in this part of town. Soho’s not short of cocktail bars, but Milroy’s has lit a bright new spark