So this Summer is going on and on and on! Not that we’re complaining in any way, but if you’re enjoying those long Summer nights of sociable drinking and hanging out with friends in the Capital, then this new insight might be of interest to you! Impress your friends by becoming the most knowledgable of nights out with these interesting facts.
Think you know where the best night out is? Are you the go-to person for the hottest night out in town? Well, did you know that during the week Londoners are most likely to go to Covent Garden for a night out and order a pint to unwind after a working week, according to a new poll on behalf of London Pride.
Over 23% of the 1,000 Londoners surveyed chose Covent Garden as their favourite area to go out in and over a fifth (21%) of Londoners go for a pint on a Friday night.
Whats the top tipple?
While a pint is the preferred tipple on a night out for the majority of Londoners, 15 per cent choose a glass of white wine and 11 per cent go for a spirit and a mixer. Do you know which category you fall into?
And surprise, surprise, Londoners don’t break the age old gender habit with 49% of men ordering a pint whilst the ladies of London (20%) much prefer the more feminine glass of white wine!
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Hot spots for younger Londoners on a night out include Shoreditch and London Bridge. Areas such as Islington, Mayfair, Clapham, Chelsea/Fulham and Greenwich are equally enjoyed by a range of generations in London, whereas Notting Hill and Kensington are more favoured by the older age groups.
So does your hang out top the poll?
Where’s the best night out in London?
1. Covent Garden – 23.1%
2. Soho – 18.1%
3. Camden – 11.5%
4. Shoreditch – 6.8%
5. Mayfair 5.7%
6. London Bridge 4.9%
7. Islington 3.9%
8. Clapham 3.6%
9. Notting Hill 2.8%
10. Chelsea/Fulham 2.7%
11. Greenwich 2.6%
12. Fitzrovia 2.3%
13. Kensington 1.8%
14. Clerkenwell 1.4%
15. Stoke Newington 1.1%
What are you most likely to order first on a Friday night after work?
1. A cold pint – 21.2%
2. A glass of white wine – 15.1%
3. A spirit and a mixer – 11.3%
4. A soft drink – 9.5%
5. A glass of red wine – 8.2%
6. A glass of rose 7.9%
7. A pint of cider – 7.7%
8. A cocktail – 7.3%
9. Liquor – 1.2%
N/A or I do not work – 8.6%
Other – 2%
Londoners were also asked which brand they feel is most associated with the capital. Men chose Fuller’s London Pride, at 24 per cent, and women chose Fortnum and Mason, at 37 per cent. Do you agree?
Well, whatever you think Snoochers, remember at the end of the day the most important thing is to drink in moderation and stay safe! The Summers not over just yet so make sure you still enjoy the long evenings in the Capital!