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Georgia Evans

Deputy Commercial Editor, Time Out

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The best hotels in NYC

The best hotels in NYC

Hospitality is something that New York prides itself on and that is pretty clearly evidenced by its best hotels. Every kind of traveler can find their perfect holiday haven in this glorious city, from sleek boutique hotels in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods to opulent luxury stays near the top NYC attractions. You’ll even find some of the best spas and restaurants tucked inside their lobbies. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Big Apple or a local craving an inner-city staycation, these properties take the cake when it comes to hospitality and hotel perks. Cue room service. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in NYCRECOMMENDED: Cozy cabins near NYCRECOMMENDED: The best cheap hotels in NYCRECOMMENDED: The best spa hotels in NYCRECOMMENDED: The most romantic hotels in NYC RECOMMENDED: The best hotels with hot tubs in NYCRECOMMENDED: The best waterfront Airbnbs near NYC RECOMMENDED: The best family hotels in NYCRECOMMENDED: The coolest Airbnbs in Brooklyn This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Top artists have reimagined UK pub signs as nude paintings – and you can buy one

Top artists have reimagined UK pub signs as nude paintings – and you can buy one

Picture your local pub. It’s probably synonymous with dark furnishings, atmospheric lighting, fresh pints, and if you’re really lucky, a roaring fireplace. We doubt nude artworks come to mind at any point. But Stella Artois is switching things up at some of the UK’s most beloved boozers. Those welcoming signs hanging above the door have been reimagined, with a cheeky twist, and you can own one for yourself.  Stella Artois is supporting local British pubs as a ​​direct response to threats facing pubs right now, including the current cost of living. These signs will actually hang in the place of their traditional signs and be going up for auction for a limited time, while more affordable posters are also available to buy. As a result, funds go to Hospitality Action to assist pubs with rising energy bills and Stella Artois will match the sum up to £50,000.  Here, we’re going to dissect a couple of the most eye-catching pictures, giving our frankly expert opinions on them, before giving you the low-down on all the places you can find them. George & Dragon by Natasha Klutch Photograph: Natasha Klutch / Stella Artois If you’re looking for something with warm tones, cue this collaboration with Natasha Klutch and George & Dragon. The painter and illustrator, who specialises in oil paintings, has used a particularly majestic colour scheme of gold in all its forms, to fully convey the strength of a fabled tale. You can almost sense the fear of the dragon as the royal hunk dives his w

We’re giving away 100 tickets to Sony World Photography Awards exhibition 2023

We’re giving away 100 tickets to Sony World Photography Awards exhibition 2023

When it comes to photography exhibitions, it doesn’t get better than the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition 2023. Taking place at Somerset House from April 14 to May 1, the exhibition will showcase some of the finest professional and amateur photographers from around the world. And you’re getting the very exclusive opportunity to see the images in real life, for free. Photograph: Christopher Wonder / Sony World Photography Awards This year’s competition saw over 41,000 images submitted from more than 200 countries and territories. Varied in subject matter, technique and approach, the images span travel, still life and landscapes, alongside breathtaking portraiture, wildlife and street photography. The overall winners of the Sony World Photography Awards will be announced on April 13. Photograph: Gabriel Hernandez / Sony World Photography Awards At the exhibition, you’ll get to explore selected pictures submitted by the successful photographers at Somerset House. One lucky winner will also score a one-on-one with a curator, who will talk you through each image with a whole wealth of insight. Trust us, it’s an unmissable experience. Tickets for this are currently on sale. But if you’re a Time Out subscriber, you might be fortunate enough to score one of the 50 pairs of free tickets or the one-on-one curator experience we’re giving away. Photograph: Edna Burke / Sony World Photography Awards All you have to do is sign up to the ‘Out Here’ newsletter and you’ll be in

The best options for flower delivery in Los Angeles

The best options for flower delivery in Los Angeles

Someone's important birthday is coming up and you've forgotten until now, right? Yup: we've all been there. But you needn't worry because Los Angeles is full of fantastic online florists who offer same-day and next-day delivery for any occasion - saving you from having to explain yourself for lack of a gift. We’re not talking humdrum flowers either: from floral shops focused on classic roses, precious orchids, and bargain blooms to more one-of-a-kind offerings like tropical succulents, floral buds, and even dried bouquets, LA has last-minute flower options to suit every kind of personality. Now, you can find it all and more in our definitive guide to the best online flower delivery services in Los Angeles. Need more help? Round off the day with a booking at one of the best restaurants in the city.  This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best flower delivery services in Manchester

The best flower delivery services in Manchester

Don't panic, your anniversary might just be around the corner, but flowers are always a winner with the lover in your life. Resist the urge to buy a wilted supermarket bunch and some reduced choc, order a blooming bouquet right to their door. Nothing says 'I love you' like surprising them with a gorgeous bunch on their doorstep, even if the postman sees them in PJs.  Order a bountiful bouquet that makes the most of the season's blooms and has the added bonus of coming from an online florist who will make your life as easy as a few clicks (and some credit card details). These are the best flower delivery services in Manchester. Bloom away! This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

9 same-day flower deliveries in London

9 same-day flower deliveries in London

Tell your bestie, other-half, neighbour, mother - whoever - you love them by surprising them with flowers delivered straight to their door. Whether for a special occasion or just because you're feeling nice, a lovely bunch of blooms will make their day. But we know that sometimes life gets in the way, so if you've left things to the last minute – don't panic, there is still time to save the day. All these wonderful London-based florists do same-day delivery, so you can go to sleep knowing it's all taken care off and look like you had this under control the whole time.  Recommended: the best online flower delivery in London This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best hotels for sex in London

The best hotels for sex in London

Ok, there are definitely some hotels that are better at getting you in the mood than others. You know what we mean. You read the headline, you clicked on it and you’re interested in what’s on this page. So, here’s the obvious question: what makes a hotel good for the ol’ hanky panky? Well, it depends on your taste, obviously – not everyone is into the same thing, you know. Lots of things can make you want to pounce on someone; sleazy décor, mirrored ceilings, romantic views. And not forgetting, of course, last-minute booking. London is, unsurprisingly, full of uber-sexy hotels. From the City to Soho, whether it’s for a spontaneous hook-up or just a generally hot 'n' steamy night, we’ve done a deep dive on where’s best to shack up. So here you have it, without further ado: London’s best hotels for sex. Don't forget to let them know their Uber is waiting outside... Looking for more options? Check out London’s best Airbnbs RECOMMENDED: The best boutique hotels in LondonRECOMMENDED: The best naughty hotels in London This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best naughty hotels in London

The best naughty hotels in London

If there's one thing you only learn as an adult, it's that being naughty is way more fun than being nice (sorry Santa). This is more so when you're in a hotel room. No clue why though. Ahem. So, if you fancy a little slap 'n' tickle in Soho or hanky panky in Hoxton, you've come to the right place. No judgment here.  For some, the idea alone of a hotel room tips the sexy scale. But it's these places with added extras that will take your sex life from run-of-the-mill missionary to a full-on wild workout. Phew. So save the romantic hotels in London for another time and turn up the heat and get steamy with our selection of the best naughty hotels in the capital. Thank us later.  Looking for more options? Check out London’s best Airbnbs, or scroll through the best boutique hotels in London. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Why Rye Lane is the London romcom we all need in 2023

Why Rye Lane is the London romcom we all need in 2023

We all know how it goes. Boy meets girl, they have immediate chemistry, and all the awkward flirting and subtle movements lead to the much-anticipated first kiss. Of course, there are hurdles scattered throughout the plotline, but really, we know we’ll be okay because they’re just so right for each other. It’s proper comfort viewing. Classic romcoms like About Time spiced things up with time travel, Mamma Mia threw in dance numbers, while Four Weddings and a Funeral has that iconic poetry reading scene. But none have done it like this.  Photograph: Searchlight Pictures A notable addition to the genre, Rye Lane is a freewheeling jaunt through south London that so perfectly reflects London in 2023. Following Dom (David Jonsson) and Yas (Vivian Oparah) on a day-long meander along Rye Lane, it’s a love letter to the capital – soothing to locals and insightful to those who’ve never visited the city before. Think Notting Hill, but with more relatable characters and some of your favourite south London spots thrown into the mix.  In Rye Lane, south London is portrayed in a way that it never has been before; Morley’s becomes a sought-after date night destination, Peckhamplex is the location of a key plot point, and Rye Lane Market is brought to life in vivid colour. This distinct style of director Raine Allen-Miller makes the film feel like a love letter. The cutscenes of kids dancing, people playing music and Londoners pottering about to Kwes’ soundtrack of London music-makers brin

Here’s all you need to know about National Lottery Open Week

Here’s all you need to know about National Lottery Open Week

Between March 18 and 26, National Lottery Open Week is offering discounts, free entry and other great offers to players at loads of attractions, including over 130 National Trust and National Trust for Scotland sites. Just present a National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard (digital or physical) to access them. Celebrate spring, spread a little joy and have a top day with the fam, your bae, your mates (or enjoy a bit of me-time), without breaking the bank. Whoever you choose to bring together, there’s sure to be something you’ll love. Every week, players raise more than £30 million for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK. Projects, people and communities benefit, and on their behalf, The National Lottery wants to say thank you to the players who make it happen.

A thrilling virtual reality arcade is coming to Manchester

A thrilling virtual reality arcade is coming to Manchester

It’s time to take gaming to new heights. Whether it’s shooting the undead, embodying mediaeval heroes or trying to outsmart an escape room, you’ll be put to the test at DNA VR. Some of you may know the name for being London’s premiere and largest virtual reality arcade, but now it’s heading up north to Manchester. Photograph: DNA VR On March 22, players will be able to enter unexplored terrains, thanks to the magic of modern-day virtual reality tech. Whether you’re more into horror, fantasy or music, these video games are far from your average. Up to 15 people can enter their own individual pods at one time, playing games like the zero-gravity shooter Skyfront VR, the rhythm mind-teaser Ragnarok, the defence game Elven Assassin and the post-apocalyptic Arizona Sunshine.  Meanwhile, the ‘free roam’ experience gives you the chance to walk around an array of escape challenges, terrifying games and explorative experiences. See if you can stomach a late-night stroll around the Hospital Of Horror, save planets in the Space Station Tiberia escape room or become deep-sea archaeologists in Depths Of Osiris. Photograph: DNA VR Naturally, you’re going to want a little Dutch courage before fighting off swarms of zombies. So make sure to grab a drink at the on-site bar, serving an array of drinks in the futuristic foyer. A must for groups, birthday parties and quirky dates, the venue is right in Manchester’s city centre and just a 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Use

The best spa hotels in Miami

The best spa hotels in Miami

When your beach getaway turns into a jampacked vacation filled with tours and sightseeing at all the attractions, the only way to recuperate from an overbooked agenda is by booking a room at a plush spa hotel. Rates may be higher than the average boutique but that’s to be expected. These swish spots don't just give you a place to rest your tired head, but they also offer plenty of amenities and ways to treat yourself – get a massage, go for a soak in a thermal pool or break a sweat in the sauna without ever leaving the property. Ready to unwind? These amazing spa hotels in Miami will instantly melt the stress away.   RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in Miami with hot tubs

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‘Ghosted – Another F***ing Christmas Carol’ review

‘Ghosted – Another F***ing Christmas Carol’ review

3 out of 5 stars

Being one of 11, yes, 11 productions of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol’, at least ‘Ghosted’ is self-aware enough to subtitle itself as ‘Another F***ing Christmas Carol’. Created by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper – formerly responsible for the cult gay pantomimes at Above the Stag Theatre – this shameless retelling is brought into the modern age by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper at The Other Palace’s Studio.  As expected, this adults-only version of the story is a lot. Scrooge is a cruel, borderline homophobic, letting agent and housing manager in modern-day London. She’s on a crusade to make everyone’s lives miserable, fucking over her nephew – the show’s Tiny Tim character – in the process, before being visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits. The twist is, they’re all queer, so they mercilessly read her and drop in the occasional joke about fisting other ghosts – which I don’t remember from the original text.  It’s a riot at points, with only four actors (Natalie Boakye, Christopher Lane, Liam McHugh and Nikki Biddington) juggling the roles of countless characters. Thus encouraging gags about them all ‘mucking in’ or pointing out how Scrooge's house looked similar to her office. Moments of self-deprecating humour such as this got a rapturous response. As did Lane’s trio of ghosts, all of whom had a loveable, hammy chaos to them.  It reminded me very much of the kind of ‘Drag Race’ humour that basic sorts like myself enjoy, with jokes about how the Ghost of Christmas p

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The Balham community centre donating aid to Ukraine

The Balham community centre donating aid to Ukraine

From the moment that Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, Balham’s Polish White Eagle Club knew what was needed. A call-out for donations on Instagram and Facebook left its community centre flooded with duvets, pillows, clothes, toys and sanitary products. ‘We were humbled by the support we received at the beginning,’ says its media officer Kate Frolova. She’s speaking to me from a busy café in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The background hum indicates that life is carrying on almost as normal, just with the occasional air-raid siren. The day before, she spent 19 hours in a car in the Donbas region so she could donate aid packages from the Polish White Eagle Club to a local orphanage. She’s also been working in Donetsk in an area that’s inaccessible to most officials. Back in south-west London, the club’s organisers have found a waning interest in Ukraine’s plight. ‘We’re seeing a decline in donations because the war’s not on front pages any more,’ explains Frolova. To tackle the fatigue, the charity has arranged a fresh burst of activity. ‘We’re accepting funds because we know what’s needed on the ground and it’s easier to buy the products ourselves,’ she says. ‘We’re also helping refugees in the UK, integrating them into society and getting them education through Wednesday night meetings. And because lots of people arrive with few belongings, we’re providing them with quality clothing.’ What started as a local community appeal has evolved into a full-scale operati

The best of Tottenham, picked by a cool local

The best of Tottenham, picked by a cool local

Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick are the owners of Chuku’s, a Nigerian tapas restaurant in Tottenham. Here are their picks of the best places to hit up next time you're in the area.  1. Electric Grubb Ifey ‘The food at this Caribbean takeaway is one thing, but the owners embody what we love about Tottenham. They have so many regulars. When I walk in, I feel a sense of belonging.’ 286 High Rd, N15 4AJ. 2. Yinka Ilori art installations Ifey ‘When I pass the wall on the bus it brightens my day. I’m reminded that there’s a number of people on this journey together and that hard work can pay off.’ Opposite Tottenham Hale station.  Photograph: Walthamstow Wetlands 3. Walthamstow Wetlands Ifey ‘The first time I went was in spring 2020. I was having a bad day and wanted to be outside of London. The whole time I was there, I felt like I was somewhere else. It had such a calming effect.’ 2 Forest Rd, N17 9NH. 4. Beatles mural Emeka ‘There’s a mural that says “The love you take is equal to the love you make” [from ‘The End’ on ‘Abbey Road’]. It’s art for the community. It helps me think: Let me try and have a positive impact on others.’ Watermead Way. 5. Las Delicias de Juancho Emeka ‘We both speak different languages: French and Spanish. It’s a real joy to go to this Colombian coffee shop to have a chat in Spanish. The coffee’s very good!’ 276 Tottenham High Rd, N15 4AJ. Photograph: Shutterstock 6. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Emeka ‘A match day always brings an amazing energy to the st

Recess: London’s Black nightlife planners

Recess: London’s Black nightlife planners

You can predict how a night is going to pan out by the crowd outside a venue. Are they cutting shapes in the queue? Chatting with strangers? Or lining up in an orderly fashion? ‘When people walk in and they already start grooving, or if I hear people singing from early, we’re in for a good one,’ says Jojo Sonubi. Reading the crowd has become an art form for Jojo and his brother David, who in 2016 founded Recess, a Black club night programming parties across the capital. Their aim? To combine dancehall, UK hip hop, bashment and afrobeat music into one legendary package. Six years, 20 team members and almost 80 parties later, Recess is now the bedrock of Black London’s nightlife scene, operating out of its HQ in Tottenham. The Sonubi brothers have created a party recipe that is incredibly moreish. ‘You see different friendships form. You see the same groups of friends coming back and watch people grow up,’ says Jojo. When nightlife venues shut down on March 23 2020, Recess began airing its NS10v10 DJ battles via Instagram Live – gathering more than 20,000 viewers. It marked the birth of No Signal, an online #blackradio station playing music from across the African diaspora that now has listeners from more than 90 countries. What started as partying with 70-something friends in Shoreditch grew to events hosting Stormzy, Headie One and GoldLink. ‘Stormzy was really enjoying himself, just dancing at the back,’ says Taja Boodie, Recess’s photographer and a producer at No Signal. ‘H

The best of Balham as picked by a cool local

The best of Balham as picked by a cool local

Lisa Loebenberg, is co-owner of The Exhibit, a bar, restaurant, event space and cinema. She has lived in Balham since she was 18 years old.  1. The Apple Blue ‘It’s a very cute indie patisserie. Staff are superfriendly and make the most incredible cakes. The Russian honey cake is the best thing I’ve ever had; it’s out of this world.’ 212 Balham High Rd, SW12 9BS. Photograph: Ed Marshall 2. Milk ‘There’s always a queue all the way down the street on the weekend: Aussie brunch worth the hype. I get the sweetcorn fritters with halloumi then add burnt -butter hollandaise. It shouldn’t work but it does!’ 18-20 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG. 3. Heart of Balham ‘A proper family-owned caff. In my early twenties, we locked ourselves out and went to HoB for a fry-up. They were so nice and gave us free coffee. They were laughing at us the whole time!’ 113 Balham High Rd, SW12 9AP. 4. Heidi ‘This is a selfdispensing wine bar owned by a local called Steve. It’s a very beautiful, small venue. It does a £1 oyster deal every Tuesday; there’s nowhere else in London where you can find that.’ 1 Balham Station Rd, SW12 9SG. 5. Tooting Common ‘When I have my little dog with me, we walk down to Tooting Common. There’s a pet store called The Dog House. I usually get my Jack Russell, Molly, a treat, and they’re always very friendly and give her a free one.’ Tooting Bec Rd. 6. The Polish White Eagle Club ‘The main donation hub for Ukrainian refugees. People are working tirelessly to step up. It’s been ama

The best of Greenwich, picked by a cool local

The best of Greenwich, picked by a cool local

Bradley Hemmings MBE is the founder and creative director of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), the free annual outdoor performing arts festival which has run since 1996. He was also granted the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2017. We asked him to talk us through his neighbourhood. 1. Made in Greenwich ‘I love it because you walk in and you find all these locally-made ceramics, pictures and gifts. It’s a little treasure trove of places that represents work made authentically in Greenwich. I always go in there to buy thank-you cards for all the artists and the guest companies who perform at GDIF.’ 324 Creek Rd, SE10 9SW 2. Ben Oakley Gallery ‘It’s a beautiful gallery in Greenwich Market, focusing on outsider art. We worked with Ben to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. He created rainbow-coloured love locks from acetate. Throughout the day, people filled in messages on the back before they were fixed onto the gates of the Naval College.’ 9 Turnpin Lane, SE10 9JA   Photograph: Getty 3. The Point ‘Everybody goes to the top of Greenwich Park Hill, but very few people know about this site which has an equally beautiful view across southeast and east London. There’s also a touching WWII memorial for an Australian pilot who was shot down and crashed there.’ Point Hill, SE10 8QW 4. Uber Boats (from Greenwich to Woolwich) ‘You can take in amazing riverscapes and get a view of the Naval College, but also see odd and

Greenwich’s new LGBTQ+ cultural space

Greenwich’s new LGBTQ+ cultural space

Queercircle is the kind of place its founder Ashley Joiner craved when they first arrived in London 15 years ago. While making their documentary ‘Are You Proud’ in 2016, the 33-year-old met Andrew Lumsden, a member of the Gay Liberation Front. He convinced them to set up a five-day event celebrating LGBTQ+ artists in a holistic setting. Its success prompted years of consultation, workshops and conversations about how to recreate the experience in the long-term. It soon became clear that Queercircle needed a physical space. It found its home in the Design District of North Greenwich, and is a free-to-enter space that champions talent within the LGBTQ+ community while giving people the opportunity to meet up and organise. ‘One of the reasons for building it is to ensure that younger people who are coming into the city have a space and a network of people they can connect with,’ says Joiner. ‘Not just in a professional capacity, but on a very personal level.’ Art, of course, is a key focus. Queercircle will host its first exhibition, ‘Let Me Hold You’, from artist Michaela Yearwood-Dan, from June 9 to September 8. ‘Michaela’s work will embrace the community as they come in,’ Joiner says. ‘I wanted to create an environment where we could start from a place of joy and celebration.’ Running in parallel, ‘The Queens’ Jubilee’ will showcase archives of the radical drag queens of the Gay Liberation Front and coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the first Pride march. For the futu

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