As we enter the first stage of easing out of lockdown, we’re all getting excited about life returning to normality and being able to plan our summer properly. For those of us lucky to live around London, I’m sure the first big day out for most of us will be to Oxford Street for a great big shopping trip – but aside from this, picking out the next best things to do in London can be a little overwhelming. Fear not, here I will list out the 5 best upcoming events in London this summer to put onto your calendar, making life a little simpler!
London Wing Fest
Fancy a slight change up from your local pub, with a sprinkle of roleplay? The Moonshine Saloon in Houndsditch is perfect for you, combining immersive theatre with good drinks and good company. Enter this bar and be transported to wild west America, with a challenge of making a fortune by transporting illicit moonshine across the country. Led by the King of the Moonshiners and wanted man Clyde Cassidy, all that you need to do is bring your own spirit of choice and roll through the story whilst making world-class cocktails. Try your hand and card and dice games, and a very lucky someone could have the opportunity to rest their eyes upon Cassidy’s distillery. Tickets start from £35.99.
Secret Cinema Presents Dirty Dancing
Ever wished it were you in that cinema screen dancing with the smoking Patrick Swayze at a blissful holiday resort? Well now you can with the brilliant Secret Cinema hosting their next immersive experience this summer. Hosted at a secret outdoor location within London, spend a fabulous evening amongst hidden actors and dance instructors as you make your way through the film set of Dirty Dancing with delicious cocktails at the Cha Cha and stumble across secret steamy parties in the staff quarters. Tickets start from £49.
Pools on the Park
Want to bask in the sunshine and take a dip in cooling waters without forking out for a staycation this summer? Well Pools on the Park is the next best thing! Located within the gorgeous Richmond Park, Pools on the Park mixes both indoor and outdoor swimming with fabulous views of the surrounding greenery. The White Cross pub is located a short walk from this lido with their menu offering delicious pub grub and cocktails to tickle your fancy. If you are lucky you may just catch glimpse of a deer making its way across the park.
Dancing at Pow Brixton
Desperately missing clubbing with your friends to DJ Sets and changing lights? Pow in Brixton is providing this this summer with its heated open air rooftop venue, hosting brilliant DJs, live performers and promoters. This pub offers enticing RnB brunch sessions, world class drag shows and live jazz nights for all audiences. The rooftop offers private table service for your booth so theres no struggle getting to a jam-packed bar and you’re guaranteed best views of the bar! Grab yourself a ticket to one of their many themed nights.
By Victoria Fletcher