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It can be easy to forget that London weekends don’t always need to revolve around chasing Happy Hour. But if you feel like you need a bit of a change (or your liver just really needs a rest) there are loads of other things going on in this beautiful city to keep you amused. Why not throw yourself out of your comfort zone now the weather’s getting warmer and try one of these activities – they’re sure to get your heart racing.

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Think you know everything worth knowing about Elephant & Castle? If you’re yet to hear about Spark in The Artworks, read on. We grilled owner Richard Brookes about the vitality hub in SE17, which is quickly becoming the place to go for deliciously healthy juices, snacks and various treatments. He told us about Spark’s recent success at the UK Juicing Championships, explained why he decided to leave his high-pressure job to set up the business and shared some all-important tips for Londoners wanting to feel less stressed at their desks.

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Brunching has for a long time been a popular weekend pastime in London. Almost every café, bar and restaurant has extended their menu from three to four meals a day – largely to accommodate our much-needed lie-ins to recover from the night before. And now, a new way of eating out has been widely introduced to the capital’s dining scene. And this time it comes with a glass or three of fizz. Yep, London’s brunch scene just got boozy.

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The London Marathon is just weeks away – bringing with it thousands of runners, crowds of spectators, and an action-packed day for all involved. With 26 miles of London’s streets to choose from, there’s no excuse not to head on down, find yourself a good vantage point, and show your support! So take your pick from our top five spots to watch the action on Sunday, April 26th and get your best cheering voice at the ready.

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Trafalgar Road, Greenwich
SE10

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If you’re a fan of scran, bevvy and general flumgummerie, we’ve found an event that’ll be right up your street. If you have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about, read on. All will be revealed…

Everyone’s favourite Scottish pop-up Dram & Smoke will open its doors once more on Friday, April 17th ready to give Londoners a taste of delicious Highland cuisine. We’re talking traditional grub, but with that all important modern twist.

Last year the popular pop-up was held in Vauxhall, but this spring it’ll be hosted in a former sofa factory by the riverside in Hackney Wick. …

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