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Best 'Best Man' speeches

The best thing about a wedding is the speeches. Like the wedding itself, the speeches represent an almost disproportionally extravagant and often over-embellished aspect largely uncharacteristic of 'private' events. Putting it simply a wedding is the one big-spend private event that rivals, if not surpasses even the most spectacular of corporate events. And that's because of the ingredients

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12 quirky restaurants for business dinners

The best restaurants in London for business meetings and entertaining clients - we round up the quirky, fun and inspirational!

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The ghosts of Alton Towers

Alton Towers is an amusement park by day but a ghostly playground by night. Poltergeists, twisted jewellery, flying books and the Chained Oak. Be afraid...

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The 10 most mysterious venues in London

Everyone wants to be different but not many people dare to be different. It's very important to stand out and stake your claim to possibly the only thing that's rightfully and unequivocally yours - your unique character. "Today you are you, that is truer th

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10 venues you never knew you could hire

Book bespoke events at iconic London venues from the House of Commons to Harrods, the Cabinet War Rooms and Buckingham Palace.

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Inside the secret world of Clubs and Speakeasies

It was 1999, and I had one of the most massively coveted (and therefore equally massively under paid!) jobs in the world. I was in charge of all the press accreditation for London Fashion Week at one of the world's biggest PR agencies, Ketchum (formerly Lynne Franks of Ab Fab fame). This meant that it was my job to decide who goes to the shows, who interviews who and, perhaps most importantly of all, who gets in to the after-parties.

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Top 10 Summer pop-up party ideas

Great ideas for pop-up summer parties from hot tub cinemas to street food, spas and the ultimate craziness of Cirque Le Soir.

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Secret London Venues & Abandoned Tube Stations in London

One of the most common requests we get at Londonlaunch.com is for “a venue that nobody has ever been to before”. Recent research tells us that, statistically, if you host an event somewhere that none (or at least very few) of your guests or delegates have ever been to (or, even better, one they’ve never even heard of) you’ll get a higher RSVP rate and, ultimately, more guests turning up. This is especially true if you can ‘discover’ somewhere new in a central location

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10 Best BIG Venues in London

There was a time when big used to be beautiful. Like a Renaissance painting used to celebrate neo-classical big-ass beauty (erm...literally), Christmas parties in particular were not worth going to if they weren't what was (rather gloriously) referred to as a 'big, brash business-bash!'

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Top 14 Romantic Restaurants in London

It's that time of year again! The one time of year that you can be a bit of a stalker (legally) and tell someone (albeit secretly) that you like them without feeling like an idiot! On the flip side, however long you've been with someone and however regularly you do sporadic romantic things, it's one night when you're expected to do what everyone else does.