London's gastropub scene is ubiquitous, with a wide range of places to get good grub and the perfect pint. Most people will have a favourite, but did you know about these hidden gems? Set on a quiet road, this award-winning pub is a splendid spot to sit outside with a glass of excellent wine and top-notch food. One of London's first gastropubs it's found a winning formula and stuck to it. A small, daily-changing menu is based around what's in season and the wine list will suit most budgets.
Finding a good, dog-friendly cafe in London can be quite tricky. While plenty of pubs have woken up to the benefits of allowing people to bring in their dogs, cafes are slower on the uptake. Here's our pick of the paw-fect places to take Fido for a flat white. As if offering one of the best flat whites in London wasn't enough, Nude Espresso also welcomes dogs. Since it first opened in 2008, this has been a coffee-lovers' must-visit due to its excellent espresso-based drinks.
You’ve seen them standing on the ends of platforms with a notepad, sometimes a camera or binoculars, and a vacuum flask. While it used to be much more popular, the hobby these small gaggles of mainly men enjoy has since acquired a negative cliche. But we wanted to know what leads trainspotters to stand outside for hours, what hell are they collecting, and what do they think of that stereotype? “I spend all day standing on platforms, until evening rush hour is over.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".