With the post-Christmas slump well and truly out of the way? It’s a top time to discover the best events that the UK has to offer. From affordable club nights perfect for Galentine’s shenanigans through to boozy festivals and immersive dining experiences, DesignMyNight has gone above and beyond the usual nights out to bring you the most fantastic things to do this February.
Following sold-out stints across London and Brighton, The Chocolate Cocktail Club is back, and this time it’s serving all sorts of sweet treats in Covent Garden. Switch up your usual after-work drinks with a visit to this West End pick where a cheap, boozy list of chocotinis, salted caramel sips and mouth watering minty numbers is waiting to be explored.
Discreetly tucked away behind a mysterious opticians (of all places), The Mind Palace is a Sherlock-Holmes inspired hideaway in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush. Not only is the quirky West London bar promising an immersive theme and mini mystery, but also an afternoon tea feast. Think sandwiches, pretzels, cupcakes and scones.
Prepare to be transported back in time as this unique experience takes you deep into the criminal underworld of the 1920s from as little as £20 a pop. Not bad for time travel, eh. Make your way to South London’s King William IV for an interactive production that’ll see you rubbing shoulders with gangsters and scheming with mysterious characters.
Like beer? Then you’re going to love this hop-fuelled festival. Taking over Islington’s 30-40, Love Beer London is gathering almost 100 breweries under one roof for the affordable price of just £12. Soak up the likes of Hammerton, Ramsgate, Two Tribes and Zerodegrees at this 3-day beer bash that celebrates brands from all around the South East.
Coupling up with cider titans Rekorderlig, Boxpark is screening Love Island live at their Croydon outpost. Not only can you get your hands on free tickets, but host Nadia Jae will also be joined by surprise islanders, themed cocktails, music, giveaways and discounted food. Watch all the action from the villa as heads turn, couples crack on and eggs are put in baskets. It is what it is.
If you like the sound of piping hot G&Ts and iced clover clubs topped with flaming kumquats... it’s probably time to visit Ham Yard Hotel. This Central London rooftop is a beauty all through the year, but it’s not often that those who aren’t staying overnight get access. Now’s your chance to grab a date and get cosy as Sipsmith pops up with an unmissable menu of classic cocktails with a twist.
Think you’ve got what it takes to battle a horde of zombies? Put your skills to the test at Bunker 51. Round up your crew, head to Greenwich and don your special ops gear as you come face to face with the undead.. and a few challenges along the way. From alternative date activities to fun days out with mates, this one’s a killer.
Sharing the botanical love over 2 days this month, Manchester Gin Festival is setting up shop in the stunning Manchester Cathedral. As well as cheap tickets that promise a complimentary G&T, live music and giant Jenga, you’ll get 4 hours of access to some of the finest gins in the country. And if juniper isn’t your thing? There’s a dedicated rum bar and prosecco cocktails to keep you going.
Catch a classic on the big screen as Sloans dedicates an evening to cult flick 10 Things I Hate About You. Alongside the movie, this Glasgow favourite is also serving up a tasty spread that includes dishes and desserts finished off with themed cocktails like the Golden Globe Bellini and La French Martini.
Know your Lover from your Love Story? It’s time for all you Swifties to grab those £7 tickets and assemble once again, because Swiftogeddon is back and bigger than ever. With deep cuts, extended mixes and special fan favourites, the Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen in Leeds is going all out. Are you ready for it?
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