A little over this time last year - after the initial decision by TfL not to renew Uber's licence in London - there was a lot of people predicting the end of Uber. Lots of stories about drivers now looking for work (endless abandoned Toyota Prius's!), many people saying it's the Authorities taking a stand … Continue reading Uber in London – Revisited
Category: Nightlife Topics, Events, Current News and Opinions
The Funniest/Worst/Infamous Nightclub Promo Videos of All Time
One of my friends is currently in the process of opening up his own Bar and is considering filming a promo-video of some kind for it - to which I reminded him that you don't want to make it like the infamous 'Bounce by the Ounce' video that came out a few years ago. On … Continue reading The Funniest/Worst/Infamous Nightclub Promo Videos of All Time
The Importance of the Agent of Change Principle for UK’s Nightlife
Some bit of news that might have been lost in the shuffle recently, but it seems that the Agent of Change principle is something that is going to included into UK Planning Laws moving forward, which is great for the London Nightlife scene. Essentially, the Agent of Change principle means that the responsibility/onus of any … Continue reading The Importance of the Agent of Change Principle for UK’s Nightlife
Opinion – Why The ‘696 Form’ Wasn’t Working & Scrapping It Was A Good Idea
Last week, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Night Czar Amy Lame had announced that the controversial Met Police Form 696 had been scrapped:- https://twitter.com/nightczar/status/928992027999653888 Form 696 was a risk-assessment Form that a Venue and a Promoter of an Event would have had to fill out, but only if the event featured ‘a MC or … Continue reading Opinion – Why The ‘696 Form’ Wasn’t Working & Scrapping It Was A Good Idea
The End of Uber in London… for now?
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting bits of news that came out last week was Transport for London's decision to not renew Uber's licence in London. Even when it was announced last Friday, as of today friends of mine are still talking about it and the impact it will have. Personally, I've only used Uber … Continue reading The End of Uber in London… for now?
Tips for helping to get into London’s Nighttime Venues
Anyone who's seen the scene from The Inbetweeners sitcom with the main characters hopelessly trying to get into a Nightclub in London (as well as one of the characters then borrowing 'shoes' from a homeless man nearby) is tongue-in-cheek to the harsh reality of how most venues are - long queues, door entry charges, strict … Continue reading Tips for helping to get into London’s Nighttime Venues
Why London Is One of the Best Places for Nightlife [Opinion]
I've got a number of friends who have moved away from London, and, when they come back every now and then, when trying to convince them to go out - whether it's for something to eat, drink, or in a Bar to catch-up - they all have similar reasons as to why they're against it: … Continue reading Why London Is One of the Best Places for Nightlife [Opinion]
How Have Smartphones Changed Nightlife… and Dancefloors?
Picture this - you're with some of your best friends on a Night out, and one of the tracks that you all know and love starts playing. In a fit of excitement, you call your friends to the Dancefloor to grab them to start dancing. Yet, they're all on their phones, adding captions to their … Continue reading How Have Smartphones Changed Nightlife… and Dancefloors?
Save Nightlife Panel at the Brighton Music Conference – April 2017
Last week, I was at the Brighton Music Conference Event – an event featuring lots of DJs, music promoters/makers and academies. There was a lot of interesting conferences throughout the day (I was there for at least five of them) - Future of Electronic Music, focusing on how the likes of DJ equipment is fast … Continue reading Save Nightlife Panel at the Brighton Music Conference – April 2017
‘The decline of London’s nightlife: who blighted the night?’ East London Lines Feature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1xe-iKfEyBA I've actually only got round to watching/reading this recently - but there's a really good feature that's come out that goes into regarding the current situation with London's Nightlife and the issues/challenges it faces:- http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2017/04/the-decline-of-londons-nightlife-who-blighted-the-night/ One really good standout article from all this is the 'Utpoia after dark: why nightlife matters' article page - … Continue reading ‘The decline of London’s nightlife: who blighted the night?’ East London Lines Feature