Summer may be slipping away, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Does it? As we edge closer and closer to term time, and studying starts to spoil our rowdy routine, let’s celebrate the final days of freedom... while we can. To stop you from feeling those end-of-summer blues? We’ve asked our friends at DesignMyNight to help remind you of all the cool and quirky ways that you can have a smashing time this September.
It should be the biggest weekend in your calendar, because it is for us. From banging breakfasts and a glass of fizz for just a tenner to bottomless bubbles and three courses for £20, there are some some mouthwatering deals to be had at some of London’s best restaurants this September 21st and 22nd. Whether you fancy spending your afternoon brunchin’ with the boys, throwing shapes with Mexican wrestlers or chomping on juicy fried chicken, Brunch Weekender 2019 has got something for you.
Potterhead? Follow your fandom to all of the top Potter spots London has to offer at this magical experience across the city. Take a boat ride down the River Thames where Harry whooshed over The Millennium Bridge, then head on over to Kings Cross where you attempt to find platform 9¾ (just, you know, don’t run into any walls), alongside plenty of other secret locations seen in J.K Rowling’s on-screen masterpieces.
It's like we have ESPN or something. We can always tell when there’s an afternoon tea to be had. Dress in all pink and make fetch happen with this quirky afternoon tea in Camden where you’ll be able to vent your frustrations in a Burn Book, ask yourselves if butter is a carb while munching on chocolate cakes and sip on candy floss cocktails while surrounded by soft furnishings inspired by the movie... grool.
In the mood for something a little more mysterious this month? Check out The Red Palace. A celebration of all things ‘glitter and doom’, this immersive cabaret experience has folk tales, curious characters and a beastly ball, from as little as £18 a ticket. Brought to you by the creators of one of London’s hottest dining adventures of the year (Divine Proportions to be exact), and found in Waterloo’s spooky underground Vaults, it’s sure to be an interesting adventure.
Cheap and hella cheerful, London Wing Fest is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer treat before your loan drops. Giving guests the chance to scoff on chicken wings for just £1 (yes, £1) a pop, the festival wants you to play the role of Gordon Ramsay, minus the cursing, and judge which vendor you think should come out on top. Still hungry? Enter yourself in the RedHot wing eating competition, or if you're really brave, take on the scorching hot Lava Wing challenge.
Make your way through crosstown traffic and discover this seriously cool house party… at Jimi Hendrix’s gaff of all places. Think Night at the Museum meets Woodstock as the iconic Handel & Hendrix opens its doors to eager revellers taking part in the weekend-long Emerge Festival. That’s not all though, as music and arts events will be popping off all over the city, from nights curated by Flohio to pop-up gin bars on iconic rooftops, political art shows to an immersive cabaret chocolate quest.
Don your finest pair of lederhosen and head on over to The Electric Ballroom in Camden where the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations will be kicking off this month. Tying in with the actual day in Germany (funnily enough, not in October) the event will pit Munich craft brewers against the best Britain has to offer. So grab a £10 ticket, fill your stein with a winner and chomp on some seriously good sausages before getting down to DnB-playing oompah bands.
Cheesus Birmingham, aren’t you are lucky? This September you can stuff your chops with gooey, stone baked beauties from some of the best pizzerias in the country, all in the heart of the city. Now in its fourth year, the Big Fat Pizza Festival (starting at just £7.50 a ticket) is set to be one heck of an afternoon, and an awesome hangover cure, promising endless slices of pizza perfection alongside craft beer and cocktails from local producers while DJs spin hits all day long.
This weird and wonderful concept had been popping off in Brighton, and now The Upside Down house has planted its foundations in Essex. Prepare to flex your mind-bending photography skills and cause a social media storm as you pretend to hang from the ceiling while sat on the couch, defy gravity while making a cup of tea and do impossible cartwheels across the bedroom.
Discover an all-new venue this September as the home of social darts comes to Birmingham. Banish September blues by renting an oche with a load of mates, grabbing a round of boozy slushies and trying your hand at this quirky activity. If that’s not enough for you? They also do a brilliant bottomless brunch where you can feast on paddles of pizza and unlimited bubbles from just £25 a head.
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