6 Things We've Learned Making Issue 54 Of Esquire Weekly

What Russell Brand really wants, why the nighttime is the right time and on the trail of the urban foxhunters

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1 | The clocks going back isn't such a bad thing

That's right, the clocks go back this weekend, signaling months of early nights and bleak mornings, but is it so bad? We say no! And to prove it, have spent the week compiling the best ways to spend your time now it's dark. Secret adventures, stylish bars, incredible views and even some dinosaurs, all guaranteed.

2 | Russell Brand has found God

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"Yes, I've found God," says Brand, in this week's issue, "but so what?" Amy Raphael speaks to the comedian turned-political-activist about his new book, addiction and what the hell he's playing at telling people not to vote.

3 | If you work in pest control, you can use hollow point bullets

As in, the sort of ammunition that is illegal on the field of battle. Oliver Thring followed an urban foxhunter, employed by disgruntled suburban homeowners to rid their garden of pests, on a night's work. After eight hours sat in a stranger's back garden, the results were surprising, to say the least.

4 | You can swim in London's secret lakes

We're not going to tell you where to find them here, though. If you want to find out and join a group of midnight explorers as they sneak into the darkness and go for a swim, you'll need to read our guide to the best after-dark adventures. And if a bit of outdoor swimming doesn't float your boat, there are some warmer options, too.

5 | It's ok to drink 11% beer

But only if it's from our selection of the best new brews, as chosen by ale expert, Melissa Cole. The beer in question, made by JW Lees, tastes somewhere between a Dundee cake and shot of bourbon. Best enjoyed with some roast pork and a nap on the sofa afterwards.

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