This Friday, London and Danny Boyle will be taking centre stage as the world tunes in to watch the Opening Ceremony. A lucky few managed to get tickets while others are left to watch from their living rooms – or maybe not. All over London, people will be celebrating or ignoring the Opening Ceremony in their own special way and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourites…
Toga Party at The Old Queen’s Head
In true homage to the Olympics’ Greek origin, The Old Queen’s Head in Islington will be hosting a toga party to celebrate the start of the Games with a soundtrack from DJs Gin ‘n’ Juice, live music and a sea of togas. It’ll be a party that Dionysus should be proud of.
Rooftop party at Netil 360
To celebrate the launch of Netil 360’s series of rooftop parties (oh, and the Opening Ceremony), the doors to the members club will be open to the public for a hot tub, street food, cocktail extravaganza. Things kick off at 12pm and round up at 1am giving you 13 hours to eat, drink and soak up all that Olympimania.
Alternative Opening Ceremony at Rich Mix
If you don’t think you can handle all five hours of the full Boyle experience, Rich Mix are offering a night of comedy, music and party tricks to fill in the duller moments.
Ale-ymics Crawl – Newington Green Ale Trail
What better way to celebrate the best of British than by tasting 50 of our finest ales? Take part in a pub crawl to the Snooty Fox, Alma, Railway Tavern, Clarendon and the Cellars where you’ll be able to not only watch the Opening Ceremony but drink to it as well.
Games Nite at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
For a night of sillyness, competition and the OC on the big screen (of course) head to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for karaoke, bingo and some ‘Faux-lumpic’ follies from 8pm to 2am.
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