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Issue 55

We're all anxiously waiting for tonight's football match, luckily it's London Cocktail Week which will help with the nerves (and maybe the disappointment).

Happy London Cocktail Week

Let’s admit it, a good cocktail is everyone’s weakness, whether it be a classic cosmopolitan or a bacon and egg martini (don’t knock it), us Londoners just can’t get enough. Luckily for us, London Cocktail Week is upon us, which is quite possibly the most exciting event of the year apart from Christmas….well, sort of.

London has gone all out this year, offering cocktail enthusiast’s city-wide a £10 pass which will allow for unlimited £6 cocktails in some of the best cocktail venues in town. It was a tough task to narrow down, but here is a roundup of just three of the best venues not to miss out on this week:

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
One of East London’s most upmarket hotel is getting into the true spirit of this cocktail-concerted celebration. Exclusive to their Lobby Lounge, Nobu Shoreditch is spoiling their guests with a tipple and nibble combination – a chocolate coffee cocktail with a Korobuta sausage roll on the side? Yes please!

The Blind Pig, Soho
Found in one of Soho’s most swanky spots on Poland Street, The Social Eating House, The Blind Pig is serving up some seriously inviting cocktails, the name alone will make you want to drink them! One of them being ‘Pigs in Spaaaace!’ who wouldn’t want to order that? A Mary Poppins-themed cocktail will also be on the menu if that space dust cocktail doesn’t tick all the boxes.

The Cocktail Village
Ah The Cocktail Village, otherwise known as the hub of London Cocktail Week, is back again. The beauty of this cocktail pop-up is the variety of drinks that you can find all in one place! This year, expect to see expert mixologists from ‘The Patron Cocktail Lab’ and sweet wonders from Monin’s ‘Apothecary Shop’.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your pass and explore a world of cocktails all in one city: http://bit.ly/2rqhU0S

Hoxton Mini Press Does it Again

With charming coffee shops tucked away around every corner throughout the streets of London, there is no questioning why this city has become one of the world’s coffee capitals. Next on the publishing line at Hoxton Mini Press is London Coffee, the people, the places, the history by coffee connoisseur, Lani Kingston.

The aim of this publication, is to encapsulate the history of our daily grind and celebrate the joy it brings to our everyday lives, as well as the stories and passion that is behind every single cup. When turning the pages of this book, not only will you see beautifully-captured images, but also inspirational accounts about the people behind the independent coffee shops sprawled across London.

The thing that is so great about Hoxton Mini Press books, is the little something extra that they include to make it feel that bit more special; London Coffee, the people, the places, the history will come with a map at the back which will showcase 50 different café suggestions that London has to offer, some of which will most-probably become your new favourites.

The publication date is 5th October (today!) so click here to get yourself a copy: http://bit.ly/2yEykq9

World Cup 2018

Is this England’s year to get through the group stage?

It’s strange to think that four years ago the world was preparing for the most significant tournament in football in Rio De Janiero, the soul of the footballing universe. England, despite being the founders of the beautiful game departed the 2014 world cup without a leg to stand on having finished last in the group with a meagre one point. The Euros of 2016 was supposedly our resurrection however, to add insult to injury, everyone’s worst nightmare materialised; Iceland. With what’s essentially half of their population in their starting 11, we were beaten confidently - and as their fans celebrated one of their most successful periods in their country’s footballing history, the English crossed the channel with their tails between their legs.

So… as asked every two years, is this England’s year to do something wonderful like the summer of 66 (well before myself and many others had the opportunity to experience)? Tonight’s match against Slovenia will guarantee qualification to this summer’s tournament in Russia but that’s only the first hurdle. There’s no doubt our team holds some great talent, whom have proven consistent in the premier league - such as Adam Llalana, currently in form Raheem Sterling, and of course, tonights captain; Harry Kane. This year’s competition will test the squad’s determination and potentially offer Gareth Southgate the highest achievement an English manager has experienced in very long time… to get through the group stage or maybe, just maybe, the round of 16.

I certainly cannot wait, especially following the amazing spectacles witnessed in 2014; but I’ll personally watch England with butterflies and bated breath.

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