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York Night Life

At night, York truly takes on a new lease of life.

Ghosts are rumoured to walk the streets at night, with notorious villains such as Dick Turpin, the highwayman, being buried within the walls. To learn the ghostly past of York there are a number of ghost walks available that take place every night. These tours lead round York, telling tales of the haunting, grisly past of York. Not only are the ghost walks incredibly fun, they are a perfect way to uncover secrets regarding the city’s past.

However, the ghost walks are not all York has to offer. The city is also home to two stunning modern cinemas. Everyman Cinema, just outside of the walls on Blossom St, is equipped with four screens fitted with comfortable sofas and offers table-side service to ensure you don’t miss a minute of your film. City Screen, next to Revolution on Coney St, is also an excellent cinema, with a jazz bar in the basement and a Riverside Café that also serves wine and beer, it really does make going to the cinema feel much more luxurious. If live entertainment is more to your taste then there is the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, The Grand Opera House and The Theatre Royal to choose from, showing pantomimes to Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

With a bar/pub for every day of the year it is sometimes difficult to know where to go. Evil Eye Lounge, rumoured to be Johnny Depp’s favourite bar in York, has recently beaten the Guinness World Record for the most commercially available gins. The bar also serves a range of cocktails and allows visitors the chance to play an alcoholic version of Snakes and Ladders. Other bars include Sotano (an underground jazz bar), Bora Bora (a fun cocktail bar) and House of Trembling Madness (ales to cater for everyone!)