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Review: The Beefeater Gin Distillery tour, Kennington

Beefeater sells 35 million bottles of gin annually. Incredibly, it’s all produced here at the Beefeater gin distillery in south London – by just four people. In fact, more people work in the visitor centre here than produce the gin. But these aren’t machine operators pumping out widgets at the push of a button – […]

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Review: Urban Orient, Crystal Palace SE19

All points south-east at this cheap and cheerful Vietnamese in the golden triangle of Crystal Palace High above the sprawling city, with soaring views, an enormous park – complete with bonkers Victorian dinosaur court – and a patchwork of thriving, independent coffee shops, restaurants and pubs, Crystal Palace is an authentic London village. Thanks to […]

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Croydon Craft Beer Festival 2: The Revenge

Most sequels aren’t a patch on the original (Jaws 2, Robocop 2 anybody?), but organisers of the second Croydon craft beer festival (18–20 March) provided beer lovers with plenty of kegs appeal at a foam-flecked, hoppy-go-lucky celebration of good ale in the heart of Croydon. A crowd-pleasing sequel more akin to The Godfather: Part II then, or maybe Craft […]

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A swill time at the Croydon Craft Beer Festival

Thirsty Londoners lapped up a banquet of pale ales, wheat beers and milk stouts at the first Croydon Craft Beer Festival this weekend. And it seemed another indicator of outer London’s growing cultural chops. In the old reference library of Braithwaite Hall in central Croydon, beneath a hammer-beamed roof and stained glass windows extolling the […]

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