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18 of the best things to do in Winchester

18 of the best things to do in Winchester

Once the capital of England, historic Winchester is just an hour by train from London and a short drive from the New Forest and the south coast. Its quiet backstreets and the easy access to the bucolic meadows and woodland surrounding the city's famous school make it a great option for those weary of the relentless buzz of the city. Explore the cathedral, eat in some of southern England's best restaurants and sip a pint in one of the myriad boozers. Throw in trendy bakeries and hip boutiques and there's a strong chance you'll want to make your stay permanent. Here are the best things to do in Winchester right now.

Time Out Chefs Chicago Competition Terms and Conditions

Time Out Chefs Chicago Competition Terms and Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES Time Out Chefs Chicago Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) Time Out America LLC (“Time Out”)   ELIGIBILITY: The Time Out Chefs Chicago Sweepstakes, is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the United States, who are 21 years of age and older and who are physically located and reside in the either the United Kingdom, France, Spain or United States at time of entry ("Entrant"). Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members (whether related or not), of Time Out (“Sponsor”) its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions advertising and promotion agencies and prize partners are not eligible to enter. These Sweepstakes are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. US law governs these Sweepstakes. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. There is no purchase requirement to enter the Sweepstakes. Purchases do not improve the chances of winning.   ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period (“Entry Period”) for the Sweepstakes starts on Friday August 16 2019 and ends on Friday September 13 2019 at 5pm Greenwich Mean Time.   MAIN METHOD OF ENTRY: An entry (“Entry” or “Entries”) will be completed once an Entrant submits an online entry via Instagram by following both @timeoutchefs and @timeoutmarketchicago and leaving a comment on the @timeou

Time Out Concurso TÉRMINOS Y CONDICIONES

Time Out Concurso TÉRMINOS Y CONDICIONES

CÓMO PARTICIPAR Este concurso está organizado por Time Out England Limited (“Time Out”) junto con LEVEL AIRLINES (“Proveedor del premio”). Complete sus datos en el formulario de inscripción correspondiente (la “Participación”) y formará parte de un sorteo, del cuál se seleccionará a un ganador al azar. Envíe su Participación al completar el formulario de participación disponible en https://www.timeout.es/barcelona/es/viaje/os-llevamos-a-comer-a-boston y https://www.timeout.cat/barcelona/ca/viatge/us-portem-a-dinar-a-boston entre el 9 de abril del 2019 y el 6 de junio del 2019, para tener la oportunidad de ser seleccionado y ganar un vuelo para dos personas, ida y vuelta, de Barcelona a Boston con LEVEL AIRLINES y una tarjeta regalo de 200$ para disfrutar en el Time Out Market Boston (el “Concurso”).                                                                                                                                CÓMO FUNCIONA Complete el formulario de participación con los datos correspondientes y una vez enviado tendrá la oportunidad de participar en el sorteo y en el que se seleccionará a un ganador al azar.  TÉRMINOS Y CONDICIONES GENERALES DEL CONCURSO El concurso comienza a las 12:15 horas del 9 de abril de 2019 y finaliza a las 23:45 horas del 6 de junio de 2019. El concurso está abierto a todos los residentes de España mayores de 18 años, excepto los empleados de Time Out y del Proveedor del premio, sus agentes, contratistas y sus familiares. Sólo se admit

Time Out Tirage au sort Conditions générales

Time Out Tirage au sort Conditions générales

COMMENT PARTICIPER :  Le tirage au sort est organisé par Time Out England Limited (« Time Out ») en association avec LEVEL ("Commanditaire"). Pour y participer, veuillez remplir le bulletin pertinent et vous serez inscrit à un tirage au sort, grâce auquel un gagnant sera sélectionné au hasard (« Participation »). Envoyez votre participation en remplissant le bulletin de participation qui se trouve à https://www.timeout.fr/paris/voyage/time-out-market-et-level-se-sont-associes-pour-offrir-ce-prix-epique-a-un-chanceux-lecteur entre le 9 AVRIL 2019 et le 7 JUIN 2019 pour avoir la chance d'être sélectionné et de gagner un aller-retour Paris/New-York pour deux personnes et une carte prépayée d’un montant de 200 $ à dépenser au Time Out Market (« tirage au sort »). COMMENT LE TIRAGE AU SORT FONCTIONNE Pour y participer, remplissez le bulletin de participation et vous serez inscrit à un tirage au sort, grâce auquel un seul gagnant sera sélectionné au hasard.  CONDITIONS GÉNÉRALES DU TIRAGE AU SORT Le tirage au sort commence à 12h15 le 9 AVRIL 2019. Le tirage au sort se termine à 23h45 le 7 JUIN 2019. Le tirage au sort est ouvert à tous les résidents français âgés de plus de 18 ans, à l'exception des employés de Time Out et du Commanditaire, de ses agents, prestataires et des membres de leur famille. Les participations en nombre ne seront pas acceptées. En téléchargeant votre Participation, vous comprenez que vous participez au tirage au sort et acceptez les présentes règles du tira

Gagnez des aller-retours gratuits Paris/New York avec LEVEL et Time Out Market

Gagnez des aller-retours gratuits Paris/New York avec LEVEL et Time Out Market

Vous rêvez de l'Empire State Building ? Envie d'une balade à Central Park ? Saisissez votre chance : Time Out Market et LEVEL se sont associés pour offrir ce prix épique à un chanceux lecteur.   Nous ouvrons un tout nouveau Time Out Market cette année à New York. Vous vous demandez ce qu'est un Time Out Market ? Imaginez les meilleurs chefs de la ville sous un même toit, des boissons fabuleuses et un cadre magnifique. L'un des heureux gagnants se verra offrir des vols aller-retour Paris/New York avec LEVEL afin que vous puissiez aller découvrir en direct ce nouveau marché.   LEVEL fait du voyage long-courrier une expérience moderne, passionnante et plus accessible, à la portée de tous. Bref, ils sont géniaux : jetez un coup d'œil ici pour voir les vols opérés depuis Paris ! Pour couronner votre voyage à New York avec style, lorsque vous arriverez dans la Grosse Pomme, vous recevrez une carte Time Out Market de 200 $ à dépenser en délicieux mets et boissons dans notre génial espace culturel de Brooklyn.   Vous voulez gagner ce prix fabuleux ? Cliquez simplement ici pour participer. Un gagnant sera tiré au sort le 7 juin 2019. La date limite d'inscription est fixée au 6 juin 2019 à 23h59. Une inscription maximum par participant.   Veuillez noter que votre séjour à l'hôtel n'est pas inclus et que les participants doivent être en mesure de financer leur propre séjour à New York à leur arrivée.  Le prix comprend strictement deux vols en classe économique et une carte Time Out Mark

Guest wifi terms and conditions of use

Guest wifi terms and conditions of use

Time Out Market (New York) – Guest Wifi Terms and Conditions This is an agreement (the “Agreement”) between you as a user of the Service (“you”, “your”) and Time Out Market (New York) LLC, whose registered office is 1450 Broadway, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10046 (“Time Out Market”, “we”) for access to wireless broadband services and features (the "Service"). This high speed internet access Service is being provided by Time Out Market and its underlying service providers (the “Providers”). The Service is provided by Time Out Market free of charge. As a condition for accessing this service, you must agree to the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to the Terms of Use you may not access or use the Service. If you click on accept at the bottom of these Terms of Use or otherwise use the Service, you will be deemed to have indicated your acceptance of these Terms of Use. Service Availability: An 802.11b/g and/or Ethernet compatible computer, card, and/or device ("Unit") are required to enable you to use the Service to operate. You are responsible for ensuring the compatibility of your Unit with the Service. The availability and performance of the Service is subject to all memory, storage and other limitations in the Unit. The Service is available to your Unit only when it is within the operating range of our system and/or directly connected. Service is subject to availability, and Time Out Market does not warrant that access to or use of the

Guest wifi terms and conditions of use

Guest wifi terms and conditions of use

This is an agreement (the “Agreement”) between you as a user of the Service (“you”, “your”) and Time Out Market (Boston) LLC, whose registered office is 1450 Broadway, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10046 (“Time Out Market”, “we”) for access to wireless broadband services and features (the "Service"). This high speed internet access Service is being provided by Time Out Market and its underlying service providers (the “Providers”). The Service is provided by Time Out Market free of charge. As a condition for accessing this service, you must agree to the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to the Terms of Use you may not access or use the Service. If you click on accept at the bottom of these Terms of Use or otherwise use the Service, you will be deemed to have indicated your acceptance of these Terms of Use. Service Availability: An 802.11b/g and/or Ethernet compatible computer, card, and/or device ("Unit") are required to enable you to use the Service to operate. You are responsible for ensuring the compatibility of your Unit with the Service. The availability and performance of the Service is subject to all memory, storage and other limitations in the Unit. The Service is available to your Unit only when it is within the operating range of our system and/or directly connected. Service is subject to availability, and Time Out Market does not warrant that access to or use of the Service will be uninterrupted or error free. The Service may be

Time Out 50 and Cambridge Audio Competition Terms and Conditions

Time Out 50 and Cambridge Audio Competition Terms and Conditions

HOW TO ENTER This competition is organised by Time Out England Limited (“Time Out”) in association with Time Out Live and Cambridge Audio (“Prize Providers”). We want you to answer the multiple choice question correctly to be in with a chance of winning (the “Entry”). Submit your Entry by filling out the entry form found here between September 21 2018 and September 25 2018 for your chance to be selected to win one of 50 pairs of tickets to Time Out 50 on September 29 and the chance to win one Cambridge Audio YOLO (L) speaker (the “Competition”).                                                                                                                                 HOW IT WORKS Complete your Entry by answering the multiple choice question correctly. The correct answers will be entered into a random ballot from which the winner will be drawn. GENERAL COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS The Competition begins at 12.15am on September 21 2018 (the “Start Date”). The Competition closes at 2.00pm on September 25 2018 (the “End Date”). The Competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 18, except employees of Time Out and the Prize Provider, its agents, contractors and their family members. Multiple entries will not be accepted. By uploading your Entry, you understand that you are entering the Competition and agree to these Competition rules (the “Rules”). Time Out reserves the right to exclude any Entry from the Competition at any time if they have a reason to believe

Engage with Tastemakers

Engage with Tastemakers

Tastemakers love going to cool new openings, pop-ups, galleries, restaurants, bars, theatre shows and shops. To invite a Tastemaker along to your business, contact the Time Out team via nytastemakers@timeout.com There are some pretty amazing people in our Tastemaker squad. Here’s a selection from around the world.

Time Out London Love Local Competition

Time Out London Love Local Competition

As we gear up for the Time Out Love London Awards 2016, we’re on the hunt for some gorgeous words and pictures about your favourite neighbourhood haunts. We want your beautiful photos and lyrical descriptions of the local places you love – restaurants, pubs, bars, shops, cinemas, parks, museums, monuments or pop-ups. Anywhere that you think is special and you want to share. To take part in the competition, you’ll need to write a review and submit it (with a photo attached) to Time Out. You can submit as many as you like, and you can find some useful tips on how to write a Time Out review here. We’ll feature the best of them in the magazine and online, so you could get to see your review and photo on Time Out! The overall winner will receive a £150 restaurant voucher to spend at the delightful J Sheekey in Covent Garden. The deadline for entries is September 1 2016. Winners will be chosen by our editorial team in London. Please remember to have a read of our terms and conditions. Good luck!

Terms and conditions for Time Out 'Love Local' Competition

Terms and conditions for Time Out 'Love Local' Competition

1. These terms and conditions (“Rules”) apply to Competition(s) featured by Time Out on its online website. By entering a Competition, entrants (“Entrant(s)” or “You”) agree to be bound by these Rules. Time Out reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on its online website. The Promoter of the Competition is Time Out Digital Limited, 4th floor, 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AD.  2. There is no purchase requirement to enter the Competition. There is no charge to register with Time Out website if you enter the competition online (internet). Entrants are responsible for the cost of their connection to the Competition web page via the Internet. Time Out does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Competition web page or website.  3. The Competition starts on August 11 2016 (“Start Date”), and ends on September 1 2016 British Time on (“End Date”).  4. Multiple entries per person is allowed (“Entry” or “Entries”). An Entry is allowed online (“Online Entry” or “Online Entries”). Online Entries should be made online via the Internet to a Time Out user review section of the website.  5. By entering the Competition You hereby warrant that all information submitted by You is true, current and complete. Time Out reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Entrants. The contact details you provide with your Entry maybe used to send any prizes so you need to make sure it is correc

What to write about on Time Out?

What to write about on Time Out?

Remember to say whether you liked it, and why It sounds obvious, but conveying whether or not something is worth spending time and/or money on is the most important part of any review. If Time Out has reviewed it, there’s no need to agree with our critic, but if you do disagree, make sure you say why (preferably without calling us names). Pick out some details to back up your opinions Was the salmon a bit dry? Did the bartender give you enough time to browse the cocktail menu? Did Hamlet accidentally do a massive fart during his first monologue? These are the things that’ll make sure fellow Londoners take heed from your experience. Don’t go on a rampage Negative or neutral comments are just as welcome as positive ones, but an expletive-ridden tirade won’t lend you the air of someone whose opinion is worth listening to. If you've got beef with the manager of your local pub because they wouldn’t let you hold an impromptu karaoke night on a Tuesday, send them an email directly and deal with the problem head on. Keep it short – but not too short Nobody wants to read an essay about the history of the negroni, but then again, ‘this place is kinda okay’ definitely sits the wrong side of useful. Aim for 50-100 words, but maybe stop writing when smoke starts coming out of your keyboard. Add a picture to your posts Your Facebook friends probably don’t care about what you had for brunch, but hungry Time Out readers do! Attaching an image to your write-up may mean it takes a little longe

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La Clique

La Clique

3 out of 5 stars

This review is from 2019. ‘La Clique’ returns for 2022 with a new line-up. Leicester Square isn’t usually known as a visitor destination for Londoners. But when Underbelly pops up its much-loved Spiegeltent there, and throws in legendary cabaret show ‘La Clique’, it’s worth a punt to venture back to tourist central.  Practical tips first. Get to the show early as it’s unreserved seating. Also, avoid the front row unless you want to get drenched (more on this later). Buy a drink from the bar before you go in to find your seats: you’ll feel more in the spirit of the night with a glass of wine, I promise.  The show has all the elements of cabaret you might expect: a garish host with a poor German accent, a bit of striptease, some scantily clad acrobats and a dash of fire-blowing to boot. One highlight was Zoe Marshall, an aerialist who somehow hangs from the roof only by her hair and manages to make it look rather effortless. The performance by Jamie Swan, which is a sort of ‘Magic Mike’ on water affair involving an iron-cast bathtub, also brings some much-needed uniqueness to the line-up. Swan kicks a lot of his watery spectacular into the audience so unless you’re the type who really loves the water rides at Thorpe Park, it’s best to sit a bit further back.  Sadly, several of the other acts, as well as the singing throughout, didn’t deliver. They felt a little tired and passé compared to other shows of this type, though you can appreciate it’s a tough gig when you’re up agains

The Fore

The Fore

The Fore, a fancy workout studio which means business, is one of the newer additions to the King's Cross development. When you walk in you’ll feel like you’re in a lovely, tranquil lounge. The workout studio and co-working space is a place of true beauty. A smart juice bar area, plush sofas, plumped-up cushions and swathes of natural light welcome you in from the outside. But don't be fooled. You're about to walk up some steps and straight into London’s toughest exercise class.  Some context: I’m a self-confessed exercise class addict. I've tried all the major London studios: Another Space, 1Rebel, Digme, Barry’s Bootcamp, Frame... the lot. I love a good HIIT session and those places mentioned are all great in their own right. However, The Fore is the first exercise class I’ve ever done that I couldn’t actually finish because it was that exhausting. I’m now a regular and I still have to sit down at the end of each session to catch my breath. So in short, if you’re looking for a proper challenge, you’ll be in the right place here. Each class is 45 minutes and you’ll wish every single time that it was 30 because it’s honestly that hard.  Every session is broken down into three distinct elements. Firstly, you’ll get to know the ‘rip-trainer’ – a sword-style instrument that works your abs. Secondly, there is the TRX system. This is a mix of straps and stirrups to elevate your squats, lunges, planks and more. Last but not least is the Skillmill, a self-powered treadmill upon which

‘The Murdér Express: Jewel of the Empire’ review

‘The Murdér Express: Jewel of the Empire’ review

3 out of 5 stars

The next in line of London’s endless stream of immersive-dining-slash-theatre experiences is ‘The Murdér Express’, from Funicular productions, who’ve done a couple of similar shows at this same address over the last year. Hop aboard a ‘train’ at the fictional Pedley Street Station in 1937 and you'll be taken straight to the French town of Murdér - that is, of course, if you make it there alive. Someone aboard the carriage has committed a crime and it's for you to help the detective uncover the mystery. There are elements of this production that really work and others that do not. The train and its 1930s decor are both rather fun and the cocktails at the bar are decent. Once you have been welcomed aboard your carriage by a busy body ticket inspector, you'll be full steam ahead for the four-course dining experience, created by ‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ winner Laurence Henry. Though it’s perhaps not the most adventurous of menus, it is a general crowdpleaser with chicken ballotine for the main and a ‘strawberry and white chocolate jewel’ for dessert (known to most of us as a ‘mousse’). The immersive theatre experience happens around you as you eat and drink and it’s very involved. In short, don’t expect to have a quiet meal here with your beloved, as you will be interrupted by the characters all night long. The show is also very, very slapstick. Your train is ‘moving’ for most of the duration and as such you'll have views out of the window of ’90s Clip art-style images whi

Mindset Fitness

Mindset Fitness

Mindset is the next all-in-one training studio to arrive in Central London. Just five minutes walk from Waterloo Station, if offers boxing, HIIT, spin, weights or yoga. Most classes are mixed, but there are also female-only sessions available.  The studio itself is smart and modern. I did the Sets and Reps class which sells itself online as ‘the one to make Arnold proud’. Walking into a room that was mainly full of very muscly men, I didn't feel very Arnie at all, more like Melissa McCarthy in ‘Bridesmaids’, but the two trainers in the room were excellent and did everything they could to inspire and improve my technique. Their friendly instruction, regular encouragement and the constant moving from one exercise to the next, made it an extremely quick 45 minutes.  The changing facilities are clean but small and basic compared to some other London studios. You’ll need to bring your own conditioner, a padlock for your locker and £1 to rent a towel. The showers are hot and powerful, but require repeated pressing-on, which is a bit tiresome, especially if your arms are wobbling post-class.  These things all said, Mindset is good value if you're looking for the closest thing to personal training without the 1:1 price tag. Unlimited use will set you back £120 a month and includes free towels. If you want to try before you buy, there is also an intro offer which is £20 for three classes.

POPfit

POPfit

Pop Fit, one of the city’s newest arrivals on the ‘fancy gym class’ scene, is minutes from London Fields Overground station. You’re greeted by standard chic East London decor: think neon lighting, a lot of concrete and splashes of colour. There is also a Fabletics pop-up shop at the reception, so if you’ve ever wondered if Kate Hudson’s online-only gym gear is any good, you can check it out here. The classes on offer at Pop Fit are choreographed dance workouts rooted in upbeat music. Be prepared not just to move your body, but to shake it like a polaroid picture for the entire duration of your session. Choose from either the Signature or Dance Cardio classes if you want to really feel the burn, or try out Pop Core for low-impact strengthening. You don’t have to be a dancer to attend, but it will help if you have some natural rhythm. I am the not-so-proud owner of two very left feet, and I found some of the choreography was a little out of my comfort zone. That said, Gigi the teacher was incredibly enthusiastic despite my mal-coordinated efforts. You’ll finish your session with a dancer’s stretch and cool down, before heading off to the ace post-workout facilities. In true fancy gym style, you’ll find all the things you might need to make yourself presentable (read: no longer red-faced and sweaty) again including shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers and deodorant. Classes start from £14.

Champneys Forest Mere

Champneys Forest Mere

An hour and 20 minutes south-east of the capital, Champneys Forest Mere is located in Liphook, a leafy Hampshire village in the South Downs. Forest Mere is the only Champneys spa resort south of London (the other three are in Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Bedfordshire) and is a rural retreat from city life – as you spot partridges run across the long and winding driveway, you realise you're a long way from the Northern Line and its scuttling rats. Open in 1995, but refurbished recently, Forest Mere is grand and attractive, what with its cream walls, dark wood, gold trimmings and rich-coloured carpets. The spa has undergone a significant makeover and now boasts state of the art facilities including a Thermal Poolside Suite - rooms of varying heat complete with tropical rain and cool mist showers, a new outdoor relaxation area with heated water beds, and a new heated outdoor Hydropool. Treatment-wise, Forest Mere offers everything from Elemis BIOTEC facials to Decleor body firming treatments, seaweed wraps to vibratory massage, but we recommend you opt for a signature Champneys therapy – the gold collagen facial is simply divine.  Overnight stays at Champneys Forest Mere start at £190 per person (prices vary depending on season) and include spa access, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Galvanize the girls or whisk Mum away for a day or two here and you'll feel a million dollars by the time you leave. Original review updated 17 April 2018

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This website is basically Airbnb for campervans

This website is basically Airbnb for campervans

Bored of uninspiring hotel rooms? Book a more adventurous overnight stay with Camptoo. It’s basically the Airbnb of campervans – you can hire an array of privately owned vans to escape the city in (as long as you have a clean driving licence).  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Camptoo-The Airbnb for campers (@camptoo) on Oct 10, 2019 at 4:50am PDT Just select a van that’s near you – we borrowed one from a lovely guy named Ben in Wimbledon – and head off on to the open road and into the wild. There are thousands of gorgeous outdoorsy places within a three-hour drive of London where you can camp, like the New Forest. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Camptoo-The Airbnb for campers (@camptoo) on May 23, 2019 at 2:29am PDT Be sure to pre-book your spot before you travel, via the Camping and Caravanning Club website, so you don’t end up pitch-less. The rustic Camping in the Forest campsite near Brockenhurst is a great option. You’ll be parked near friendly New Forest ponies that wander right up to your van to say hello. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Camptoo-The Airbnb for campers (@camptoo) on Jul 25, 2019 at 6:17am PDT Ben’s super clean and tidy van came equipped with a fridge, all cooking utensils and bedding, though what’s included does vary from van to van. Driving a campervan is a fun way to travel. It’s budget-friendly, means you don’t have to pack a proper sui