It’s ‘set to be a scorcher’. It’s going to be ‘a shock to the system’. We’re in for a ‘summer sizzler’. These are the claims of giddy meteorologists everywhere, who are checking the facts, confirming the stats, and shouting from the rooftops that June is going to be hot. And what do you need for a blazing June? London’s hottest new venues, of course. Here are five corkers from Hire Space.
Hailed as ‘Cuba on a rooftop’, this new incarnation of the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop is driven by the mysterious character known only as ‘Graciela’. Rumoured to be a Cuban woman in her eighties with too much swag and not enough teeth, ‘Graciela’ has assembled a colourful canopy on a Shoreditch rooftop. There’ll be cigar-rolling classes, domino sessions, summer-time film nights and a whole lot of rum.
2. Fu Manchu
We’re pretty used to new food-fusion restaurants opening in London. But this brand new Clapham haunt is a fusion of another sort: an opium den with a splattering of cocktails and dim sum. A restaurant that’s open till 3am, Fu Manchu is colliding fine dining with fierce partying, promising to transform the way we think about Friday nights.
The seaside is far away, and when London’s bars are oh-so-close, it’s hard to find the time to visit. So, if the Londoners won’t go to the seaside, the seaside will just have to come to London. And so it has, in the only form Londoners can understand: Pimm’s-spiked lollies, Bacardi rum slushies and ‘seaweed’ martinis. Forget Cornwall: head to Camden instead.
One venue that’s guaranteed to fireball to the forefront of London’s events scene this summer is Flux Innovation Lounge. In this futuristic tech hub, iPads roll around on miniature wheels, horizontal screen platforms entangle digital and analog, and virtual reality headsets strap on the faces of eager visitors.
For a mere £5 per month, you can join one of London’s most exciting new film clubs. It’s so new that the 20-seater boutique cinema isn’t even built yet. But, in a couple of weeks, they’ll be showing daily films, which members will have free, unlimited access to – and you can even bring a plus one. Herne Hill’s Milkwood, fitted with a beautiful kitchen and bar, is generous and unique in equal measure.
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