City Of London

Thriving city: ALMR chief Kate Nicholls joins London's Night Time Commission

ALMR chief joins London's Night Time Commission

By Georgina Townshend

The chief executive of the Association of Multiple Licensed Retailers (ALMR) has said she will "provide a voice for eating and drinking out" after accepting a mayoral invitation to take a seat on London's Night Time Commission.

Vibrant city: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has plans to improve night life in the capital

London mayor’s 24-hour vision aims to boost night-time economy

By Claire Churchard

Pubs in the capital can expect to receive a boost in trade as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged he will plan for the city’s nightlife in the same way he does for daytime activities, as part of a newly launched 24-hour vision for London.

Sweet success: Mark Higgs from the Castle at Edgehill, Banbury, is 2017’s BII Licensee of the Year (l-r BII CEO Mike Clist, Mark Higgs and Sky Business MD David Rey)

BII Licensee of the Year revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

Mark Higgs of the Castle at Edgehill in Banbury, Warwickshire, has won this year’s British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year award at the institute’s annual summer event.

High-calibre offer: the City of London Distillery has five gins in its portfolio

Halewood backs City of London Distillery

By Nikkie Sutton

The City of London Distillery is set to gain new routes to the gin market thanks to 'strategic' investment from Halewood Wines & Spirits.

New branding for London operators


New branding for London operators

By Nikkie Sutton

Kornicis-owned WE ARE BAR has revealed its new look, created by integrated branding agency Ragged Edge, which was revealed last weekend.

Hackney Council to consult on late-night levy

Late-night levy

Hackney Council considers late-night levy

By Nikkie Sutton

A consultation into whether to introduce a late-night levy in the borough was approved by London Borough of Hackney’s full council on Wednesday (20 July).

City of London late-night levy

Industry criticises City of London's late-night levy proposal

By Ellie Bothwell

Industry figures have spoken out against the City of London Corporation’s proposal for a late night levy, demanding further research must be undertaken and warning that a fee may undermine existing licensing policy.

Brewdog eyes partnership for London Farringdon opening

Brewdog eyes partnership for London Farringdon opening

By John Harrington

Brewdog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has submitted a licence application for a new site in London’s Farringdon in what appears to be a partnership venture with Danish brewer Mikkeller.

Diageo offers free water to Londoners for Xmas

Diageo offers free water to Londoners for Xmas

By Adam Pescod

Diageo GB is handing out tens of thousands of free bottles of water at central London Tube stations throughout the festive period as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting responsible drinking.

Novus aiming to double its estate

Novus aiming to double its estate

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Novus, the privately-owned bar and club group, plans to double its 53-strong estate in the next four years and may roll out its newly-acquired Balls Brothers brand further, according to chief executive Steve Richards.

The Folly: Drake & Morgan site

Drake & Morgan to launch fifth pub

By Lesley Foottit

London operator Drake & Morgan is getting ready to launch its fifth site — the Drift at London's newly developed Heron's Tower — on 4 July....

Kerridge: second time winner

Kerridge Great British Menu victory

By Lesley Foottit

Michelin-starred pub chef Tom Kerridge has been crowned one of four winners of BBC Two's Great British Menu after winning the main-course round. He...

Tchenguiz: released by police

Tchenguiz brothers released by police

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Robert Tchenguiz and his brother Vincent were released by police last night after being arrested as part of the investigation into Kaupthing.

Tchenguiz: confident he will be cleared

Tchenguiz brothers arrested

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Robert Tchenguiz has been arrested along with his brother Vincent as part of the investigation into the collapse of Icelandic investment bank Kaupthing.

Tiger Tiger: Novus bar brand

Exclusive: Novus set to buy Balls Brothers

By The PMA Team and Mark Stretton

Novus Leisure is understood to be in exclusive negotiations to buy Balls Brothers, the London wine bar business currently in administration.

Collyer: snow cost between £500m-£750m

Analyst: snow cost up to £750m in sales

By The PMA Team

A City analyst has forecast that the on-trade market lost in the region of £500 to £750m in sales as a result of severe weather in December.

The Alchemist: refurbishment

Barracuda re-opens Alchemist after refurb

By Lesley Foottit

Barracuda is taking its Smith & Jones brand in a new direction with the reopening of the Alchemist in Houndsditch, central London following a...

Met Police: on-the-spot fines don't get paid

Met scraps on-the-stop fines for drunks

By John Harrington

On-the-spot fines for drunk and disorderly behaviour have been scrapped in parts of London — because a "significant number" don't get paid. Police...

Taylor: BIIA chair of judges

Brewing Awards come back to the UK

By Lesley Foottit

The Brewing Industry International Awards is coming back to the UK next February for its 125th year. The awards have been modified since they were...

Yellow cards: to deter troublemakers

Police tell Croydon pubs to up security

By John Harrington and Lesley Foottit

Croydon pubs have been "advised" by police to consider extra security and safety measures while screening World Cup matches. The force has written...