A Threat To Britain's 24-hr Drinking Culture?
Those alcohol-loving Brits currently have 24-hour-opening in many bars and clubs across that tiny island, meaning some of the biggest nights out start late and finish very very late, or in many cases early next morning. It means some great gay clubs keeping the bar (and party) going til dawn.
But new government plans there to curb alcohol abuse (and the violence that follows, such as the that pictured above in the Queen Vic in our fave camp Brit soap Eastenders) could lead to tens of thousands of venues stopping serving at midnight, which could seriously impact your party vacation plans.
The Brits' Home office is considering a late-night levy on bars that open late, as high as £4,500 ($6250) per bar per year. And that might not be something the owners are willing to soak up.
But we're sure that if there are any venues that really want to stay open all night, it's our sort of venues, so it doesn't mean the party's over just yet.