1) Supper Tub
Fancy dining beneath the stars? This is not just dining it’s bathing too. Soak yourself in the waters of No 90 Bar’s hot tub and munch on the tub friendly Peruvian tapas. Dishes are priced between £3.50-£4.50, menu includes halloumi, prawns, chocolate coated strawberries and much more. Yum Scrum. Then quench that thirst with a tasty cocktail beside the Hackney Canal.
Open Thursday to Sunday throughout summer, this little tub of joy is something slightly more interesting than the lido. At £25 a head it is slightly steep, but sometimes we all need to spice up life.
At the back of No 90 Bar in Hackney Wick,
90 Wallis Rd, London,
If you think the Boris bike is fun, please, you’ve seen nothing. How about a bike that holds between 6-12 people. Yes, yes my friends, it exists. Laid out like a dinner table this bike allows you to natter and chatter till your heart's content. You can even have selected alcoholic tipples on board, or make a pub stop. There are five different routes to choose from, whether you fancy cycling through Borough or St Paul’s, take your pick. The tours are roughly £23-£25 per head, so I’d suggest politely requesting to your boss a ‘team bonding’ exercise is in order. Hint hint. Nudge nudge.
Book here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Varying, dependant on the route chosen.
3) ) The Candlelight Club
Who loves to boogie? Well, this is a secret place to boogie woogie, so keep your dancing feet on the down low. The Candlelight club is a hidden 1920’s party, so secretive that I can’t even tell you where it's on. Once booked you’ll receive an email two days before the event with location and a password. Isn’t that a bit groovy.
This pop-up cocktail bar is completely lit by candles - even more grooooooovy. So forget electricity, throw on your best flapper dress (oh yes there is a dress code) and dance to live bands and vintage DJ’s. Step back in time and hit up the roaring twenties. At £20.00 a ticket I think it's well worth a gamble.
Book here or email email@example.com
Still not telling you...
4) Little Nan's Cocktail Den
Hiding beneath the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch you’ll find Little Nan’s Cocktail Den. Currently situated in the Basement of number 26 Curtain Road, this cheeky gem has a limited capacity of thirty-one. So get in there quick. Little Nan’s grandson Tristan has decked the place out with all kinds of treats, making it perfect for you and your chums, or maybe a unique way to woo a date. Possibilities are endless.
All cocktails are served from teapots - of which there are over 400 - so switch your Yorkshire brew for something a little stronger. At £35.00 a head for a two hour slot you might initially feel this is a touch pricey, but what if I told you that’s for bottomless cocktails and unlimited sweets? I’m pretty sure you could get the most out of Grandma. Sad news it does close in Shoreditch on the 14th of August. No tears though, as granny will be back in New Cross till the 23rd of August. Hooray for G-ma.
Visiting Nan for a special occasion? Make them aware and you can bag yourself a bespoke cocktail in your honour. Pretty nifty me thinks.
Book here - or call 07792 205 375 or even email at firstname.lastname@example.org
26 Curtain Road,
5) Kings Cross Pond Club
We all love a lido when its hot, but how about a pond? Technically this is actually an experimental art project titled ‘Of Soil and Water’, aimed at encouraging visitor’s to explore the water. Speaking of water, might I add it’s chemical free, making it the first EVER manmade fresh water public bathing pond in the UK. Huzzah. For once I’m not going to pressure you into going immediately as this cheeky attraction is here to stay - well currently for two years at least, including through the Winter months. That is correct you can bathe yourself senseless all year long, genuinely though, the pond is not heated so maybe bring a wetsuit. Prices range from £3.50 - £6.50 depending on time and season.
20 Canal Reach
(entrance on Tapper walk)
Do let me know your thoughts if you visit any of these, pleasey weasey.
Lots of London loving,