Planning an evening out on the town? These are the sites we recommend.

Planning a rare evening out on the town? Whether you are in the market for a fancy restaurant, a night out at the theatre, fancy sampling some cutting edge comedy or dipping your toe in the avant garde arts scene, there are several websites that can point you in the right direction….and we think these are the best of them.


Explore listings and book tables at London’s finest eating establishments with the help of Squaremeal. Read restaurant reviews, hotlists and ratings. find out about special offers, special events, tastings, food festivals and more. This is also a portal for anyone interested in one-off dining experiences, supper clubs and the like.


Opentable is similar to Squaremeal but on a broader scale - enabling you to make reservations for restaurants across the UK and beyond. Each restaurant featured includes menus, reviews, and ratings. Become a member to gain access to member offers and collect points. Use the app for making reservations on the go.


The long standing go-to guide for culture hungry city dwellers, Time Out started life as a London based publication and has expanded to become an international multi-channel media company, with a network that encompasses 107 countries. Now you can find out about art, entertainment, food, drink, travel, film and more on the comprehensive website, whether you are in London, Paris, New York and many other cities beside. Now, that’s service!


DesignMyNight is a hip and engaging site, where bright young things can find out what’s happening in UK cities and book tickets for nightclubs, theatre events, pop-up parties, alfresco cinema and more with just the click of a button. The team behind this site seem to have a genuine nose for the hottest, quirkiest nights out and the most hedonistic, underground happenings. Searching for ideas for a stag do or birthday party? Use the site’s party planner service and you will have it all sorted and booked in no time.


It’s easy to feel that there is not much going on outside of London, but this is emphatically not true! Skiddle offers a countrywide listing of music and performance events - taking in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Comedy, Opera, pop, rock, theatre - there is something for everyone.


Proving that there can be advantages to a little spontaneity is, where customers can snap up last minute deals and offers for West End shows, theatre, comedy nights, hotels and more. has been operating since 1998, so we reckon they know what they are doing by now.

February 2017