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Fittingly for the week of the fourth of July, most of our web travels of the last five days have centred on America, but there's something special for those in London too…
Big Apple Beer
There's no doubt about it, the States are leading the beer game these days, with craft breweries popping up all over. And the only thing better than imbibing new and unusual brews in a pub or bar is supping outside in the sun. In New York there's no shortage of spots and perennially hip Brooklyn seems to be the place to head as this guide to new Big Apple Beer Gardens attests.
We've never been sure why they chose 38 as their number, but the Eater's essential and expert restaurant guides certainly give you enough to chew on. This week they've done a massive freshening up job on their comprehensive lists for Miami, Chicago and San Francisco, so you won't go hungry for recommendations.
Chicago: A Different View
With some of the world's most awe-inspiring architecture, there's an awful lot to see in the Windy City. Luckily, there's also the lake and the 156-mile river flowing right through the centre, affording you a different way of seeing the city as this wonderful video by filmmaker Philip Bloom shows:
Over on the west coast it's time for a one-off super sweet big eat in Los Angeles. If you're in town on July 31st, leave some room for the Donut Summit at Elysian Park. But don't forget to bring a dozen with you for admission to the feast.
London: Pop-Up Cinema
A travelling cinematic circus hits London today. Bringing big screen classics to venues like Kensington, The Old Royal Naval College and Hyde Park, The Nomad will be popping up all over town until September. The programme includes showings of Memento, Fargo, The King's Speech, Spirited Away and many more.
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About the author: andrewAndrew Bowman
Andrew is an occasional contributor to the Virgin Atlantic blog. He lived in the Japanese countryside for two years until he could no longer resist the pull of London's galleries, pubs and clubs. He likes to pretend he can speak Japanese and also sometimes writes about music.