The gig-goers guide to scoring concert tickets

The gig-goers guide to scoring concert tickets

Here at The First Pint, we know that amazing sensation of crossing the venue gates with a cheap ticket in your hand. That’s why we’ve approached both experienced music journalists and shameless scalpers to give you the essential handbook for gig-goers.

Make and mend: The comeback of knitting in London

Knitting and sewing is no longer associated with grannies – it’s the new trend gripping London. The First Pint looks at how being green and the recession have turned this hobby young again.

The Best Foreign Language Bookshops in London

The Best Foreign Language Bookshops in London

Despite being full of internationals, London’s foreign language bookshop selection is very limited. The First Pint has gone out and found the best foreign language bookshops out there for the convenience of all the city’s polyglots.

Second-hand bicycles in London: The best and cheapest in town

Second-hand bicycles in London: The best and cheapest in town

Tired of TFL? Gemma van der Kamp takes you through the city’s second-hand bicycle outlets in search for a smooth ride.

The First Pint Exclusive: Ken Livingstone on International London

The First Pint Exclusive: Ken Livingstone on International London

The First Pint’s Jaime Concha spoke to the Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone about London’s racist past, how it overcame it and why the city should welcome internationals.


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Around London: Classical Music On The Cheap

Around London: Classical Music On The Cheap

London can be an expensive city to go out in and gigs or concerts can reach extortionate heights if you add up the cost of tickets, over-priced drinks and travel fares; But there are some musical bargains to be had – The First Pint has done a bit of research and compiled a list of free and cheap classical music events around the capital. Enjoy!

The Hot Bikram Yoga Diaries

The Hot Bikram Yoga Diaries

We’ve all heard about it, but is it as hot as people say? And does it make you faint? To find out, Amie Tsang stretches her yoga muscles in the 40°C heat at Bikram yoga classes.

Bulgarians in London: The lost generation

Bulgarians in London: The lost generation

Like many other Bulgarian immigrants who came to London after the fall of Communism, Teodor thought of Great Britain as a Kingdom of Opportunities. But he quickly realised that things don’t come easy to non-EU citizens.

Expensive postcode, super cheap rent: Become a live-in property guardian

Expensive postcode, super cheap rent: Become a live-in property guardian

Living on the cheap in London does not usually equal comfort and style. But for very little sums, or even for free, you can become a caretaker of a landmark property.

Second-hand bicycles in London: The best and cheapest in town

Second-hand bicycles in London: The best and cheapest in town

Tired of TFL? Gemma van der Kamp takes you through the city’s second-hand bicycle outlets in search for a smooth ride.

London Flat Hunting: Do’s, don’ts and some useful tips

London Flat Hunting: Do’s, don’ts and some useful tips

It’s that time of year again for the flat hunting feeding frenzy. Here we offer advice and tips on searching for flats, watching for deals, and keeping your temper.

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

Relaxing swims in rivers and ponds are all the rage right now. Lidos beware! The motto of the revolution could well be: tributary, estuary, sea.

Scandinavian Kitchen: restaurant review

Scandinavian Kitchen: restaurant review

When Jonas Aurell and his wife came to London, they realised that you could only really get three kinds of sandwiches for lunch – wraps, ciabattas and the good, old triangles. They decided to do something about that, and opened the Scandinavian Kitchen.

A guide to London’s city farms

A guide to London’s city farms

It may be surprising for anyone living in London to learn that barnyard animals and green fields could be just around their corner, but in fact there are a large number of City Farms throughout London.

Can you swim in the River Thames?

Can you swim in the River Thames?

The Thames is said to be at its cleanest in 200 years. A new book has inspired a generation of ‘wild swimmers’. The Outdoor Swimming Society is on a mission to free swimmers from ‘chlorinated captivity’. Can Londoners come out to play?

Travel in Britain: The wonders of Wales

Travel in Britain: The wonders of Wales

Want to escape London for your holiday? Rijuta Dey gives an insight into the wonders that await you if you travel to Wales.

Speakers’ Corner: London’s free speech spot?

Speakers’ Corner: London’s free speech spot?

The Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park has always been London’s symbol for free speech. But is it really? The First Pint investigates.

Best craft beer in London: Artisan and IPA beers

Best craft beer in London: Artisan and IPA beers

Independent breweries are creating beers inspired by their favourite bands and songs. Silvia Rothlisberger explores a new generation of artisan brewers.