The UK’s largest light festival, Lumiere, returns for this weekend. For the next three nights the capital will be transformed into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition, with more than 50 illuminated artworks. Here are the best places to take in the immersive display. This hotel has created an exclusive cocktail, Light & Day, a mix of lemon, Bombay gin, violet liqueur and Peychaud bitters. See Thadian Pilai’s Bottle Festoon installation in Brown Hart Gardens.
The roof of Peckham’s multi-storey car park has long been a favourite destination. Each summer, tens of thousands of revellers climb the stairs to the 10th floor for a sunset Campari with views over London’s skyline. Frank’s Café became an institution: a hidden gem on top of an empty concrete carcass. But that carcass has seen a reincarnation: what was once a dead, empty space is now drawing in new crowds, and it’s not just a summer romance.
Climate change is a hot topic. In two ways: the planet is heating up, and documentaries like Blue Planet II have put the environmental question front-and-centre. This week the Evening Standard launched its The Last Straw campaign to end the plastic plague in the capital: restaurants including Sexy Fish, The Wolseley, Quo Vadis and Brasserie Zedel have pledged to get rid of straws in their restaurants.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".