lighting, cosy, secluded seating and cool Covent Garden types. Sit back, order a Bellini and chill

Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, Soho Tottenham Court Road tube station (Central and Northern lines) Monday~-Sunday 24hrs! Italian coffee bar in the heart of Soho, wrth terrace for when the weather’s good.



77 Charterhouse Street, The City —- Farringdon tube station (Circle and Hammersmith linesl London’s premier house superclub a multi-level, cavernous converted tannery in Farringdon. Saturdays IS hard house and Sunday, which hosts DTPM IS the best -- and wildest mixed night in town. NB Closed Mon-Thu.

The End

78 West Central Street, Ho/born -- Ho/born tube station (Central and Piccadilly lines) Offers a diverse range of music to suit the needs of clubbing's ever increasmgly seCular society. From funky garage to the deepest, darkest drum & bass, there is always a packed out, 'up for it' crowd to appreCIate an awesome sOund system. NB Closed Mon—Wed.


My friend Tony and | always hang out in the bars in Compton Street cool atmosphere, good looking men, and then we go to GA. Y. Camp Attack on a Friday night at The Astoria. Fab venue old theatre, tables in the upstairs part wrth old fashioned lamps on, hundreds of sweating gorgeous hunks (90% gay) and 70s/80s/90s pop tunes. Mind you, in my single days I managed to pull in the club on every vrsit. So, a good time can be had by all. To end this perfect night out, head back to Compton Street and go to one of the coffee shops which stay open until 4/Sam-ish. Order a cappuccmo, sit outside under one of the heat lamps, and watch the trannies parade up and down: superb entertainment. It’s the busiest part of London at 4am busier than rush hour and it's incredible. After a couple of coffees, wander down to Balans (very trendy bar that stays open all night) and enjoy breakfast. Then yOu’re all set to catch the train home about around 7am. (Lynn Miller)

which surround it. Inside the galleries. which are lit by the most perfect of clear daylight in clean. airy spaces. the exhibits are grouped by theme rather than chronology to amazing affect. Stanley Spencer‘s The Resurrection: Port Glasgoii'. next to Andy Warhol‘s Marilyn. followed by Richard Hamilton's The State. The Citizen and The Subject. makes for evocative and moving combinations.

Tate Modern is enormous and entry to the permanent exhibits is free. so if strapped for cash and time. ditch the Dome and spend a fulfilling and inspiring day people-watching and soaking tip some real culture.

In the end. this is London after all. and nothing stays the same for long. This time next year the Dome will be a distant bad dream. Tate Modern will have lost its sheen. and the liye. passe. But then again. its transience and willingness to adopt change is what we love most about this vibrant. metamorphosing capnaL

The List flew to London with Go, the low cost airline from British Airways. Flights can be booked direct by calling 0845 605 4321 or on the internet at Go flies up to eight times daily from Edinburgh to London from £48 return (from 1 Nov there will be four daily flights from Glasgow). Check out the city's official website: -

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Festivals, flights and fabulous fares

THE SCOTTISH TOURIST Board’s Autumn Gold season is in full swing, with lots of special offers throughout October and November, encouraging you to take a short break. For a free copy of the brochure call 08705 511 511 or log onto

A NEW TERM has started and if you’re desperately missmg your family and friends back home, take heart. STA Travel has brought out a domestic air pass for full-time students. At £121 for four flights around the UK (two returns or four Singles), destinations include Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Belfast and Newcastle. Bookings and enquiries on 0131226 7747.

SKIERS WHO CHOOSE to travel by coach to Europe can benefit from Eurolines' new APEX fares, which start at £69 return, but must be purchased at least seven days in advance. Eurolines run services up to four times a week to Annecy, Chamonix, Geneva and several other popular destinations, as well as a weekly service to Zurich. Book on 08705 143219 or check out


SPEND HALLOWE'EN IN Hell. Hell, Michigan, that is. This small town is aiming for domination of the spooky season wrth a month-long series of Hallowe'en events (including the opening of 'the scariest ice-cream parlour on earth’). For full details contact the Michigan Tourist Office on +1 517 373 0670, or log on to the town’s website,

MORE FIERY DELIGHTS are in store in Stonehaven. If you’re looking for a New Year break with a difference, visit this Aberdeenshire village and witness the 'Ancient Fireballs Ceremony’. Sixty fireball swingers will parade through the town (the fireballs are packed in wire cages and attached to five foot metal poles, for our safety, obviously) creating a combustible spectacle. Look at or call 01224 632727 for more info.

THREE TIME OUT Guides have been revrsed and updated and are on the shelves this month, priced £10.99 each, Helping you naVigate yOur way around Amsterdam, New York and New Orleans, the guides include special features such as how to spend the perfect Mardi Gras and everything you ever wanted to know about clogs.


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