While you may still be reeling from your pranks on April Fools, we’ve been confronting April’s other, less charming bed-fellow: the showers. Our euphoria at the arrival of spring is set to have a hiccup this April, with rain on the horizon. So, Hire Space has pulled together five brand new venues to warm your cockles and keep you focused on the frolics.
‘You’d be forgiven for thinking the main appeal of this brand new venue is its “Reef & Beef” dish (half a lobster and a 4oz steak), or their sweet Bootlegger cocktails served in golden syrup jars. Don’t get us wrong, they’re brill. But the real draw of this venue is the fur. April can fool us all into thinking it’ll be warm, but when the cold strikes, you’ll be swooning when you sink into their fur-draped seats.’
‘Martin Morales loves fish. Just look at that grin on his face. It’s just the sort of grin he hopes we’ll have when we sample “the heat and thrill” of Peruvian cuisine at his brand new Old Street restaurant Ceviche, which will hopefully warm us up this April. But we’re also intrigued by his food-art fusion, whereby Peru’s foremost contemporary artists will be exhibiting their work inside his restaurant, along side the fish.’
‘It’s starting to feel like you can’t open any door in London without stumbling into a secret speakeasy bar, and April brings with it one of the most elaborate yet. It’s labelled as an ‘Apothecary Off-License’ outside, through which you enter ‘The Doctor’s Waiting Room’, and there’s even an A&E (alcohol and entertainment) department. This ‘cocktail pharmacy’ ought to nurse your April sniffles.’
‘We love London lofts. They’re reminiscent of New York art studios, bohemian hang-outs, and raw, industrial workshops all at once. And April is finally bringing us Southwark’s breathtaking loft Lumiére London from Carlos Lumiére, a Spanish photographer who’s every bit as charismatic as his venue. With views over London’s skyline, we’re hoping the April sunsets will do this venue justice.’
‘There are screenings filled with pillows, cinemas with double beds and film showings in front of hot tubs. If you can think it up, it probably exists. But Curzon Bloomsbury is all about the films, and is set to be a hub for hardcore cinephiles. But this cinema isn’t without its own unique flair: we’ve heard their Peter Greenaway loos have to be seen to be believed…’
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