With those dreaded exams and sleepless nights finally coming to a close, we contacted DesignMyNight to give us the low-down on the best events to relieve all that stress and tension. Relax at an alfresco cinema, let your imagination run wild at an immersive pop-up near Brighton Pier, or enjoy tropical festival vibes in the Midlands; there’s plenty going on to help you celebrate the arrival of ever-so-slightly-warmer climes.
The Luna Cinema - LondonThe Luna Cinema will be popping up across various UK locations over the summer months. They’ll be screening everything from romantic classics to modern action blockbusters; so it goes without saying that there’s gonna be something for everyone. The movies will be shown on massive screens in some seriously stunning spots. It’s the perfect place for chilled summer evenings and if you fancy it, an alternative date night.
Brixton Beach Boulevard - LondonTheir South Pole Saloon event won the DesignMyNight Best Pop-Up in London award; and now they’re back in action with Brixton Beach Boulevard. This time around they’ve brought a 1980’s Miami beach to a Brixton rooftop. Escape the hustle and bustle of London and venture into this immersive 80’s experience; there will be plenty of fiery street food, music and a live outdoor screen for sport lovers. It’s open every weekend throughout the summer months, but best of all? Early Bird tickets start at a very-reasonable £5.
Roxx on the Roof - LondonRoxx have got your summer sorted with their latest rooftop project at Sanctum Hotel Soho. From the 2nd July, and every Saturday thereafter, they’ll be spinning the best in party-anthems throughout the years. With a myriad of events throughout the summer, tantalising tipples and a bubbling jacuzzi; this is gonna be a hotspot for the warmer days ahead. If that wasn’t enough, a summer pass will only set you back £25 and will give you access to all their raucous parties.
In the Woods FestivalPurchase a ticket for In the Woods this September and venture away to a secret Kent woodland of live music and echoing melodies. Previously winners of the ‘Best Independent Festival’, In the Woods promises an electric atmosphere and great party vibes. There will be plenty of food and drinks on offer, as well as a silent disco, a cinema and a midnight bonfire.
Cocktails in the City - LondonBest described as ‘a delectable festival of drinks’; Cocktails in the City are going to round up the best cocktail bars around, to bring you one spectacular show this July. Expect innovative tipples, wacky concoctions and boozy antics at London’s largest Georgian, private gardens. Barrio, London Cocktail Club, Fu Manchu and Trailer Happiness are just a few of the well-known names set to show off their skills.
Little Nan’s Rio Bar - LondonNotorious party bar, Little Nan’s has packed up shop in Shoreditch to move to Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Their 90s kitsch theme still remains as does their bottomless prosecco, teapot cocktails and pic ‘n’ mix. A photo booth has been added to the mix this time around though, alongside a spacious dance floor to impress with your finest moves.
Birmingham Rum Festival - BirminghamCalling all discerning rum drinkers, Birmingham Rum Festival is this July, and for £10 you can secure yourself entry. There’s gonna be over 120 rums to pick and choose from, tropical vibes and a carnival atmosphere. You’ll get the chance to dig into tantalising street food while you sway to reggae and salsa beats.
Craft Beer Expo - LiverpoolNow in its fourth year, Liverpool’s Craft Beer Expo has proved itself as a must visit event in the Liverpool social calendar. With over 100 taps, 300 beers and 10 bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There will be a tasty array of food on offer as well as live entertainment from local artists. Running from the 16th June through to the 19th, a boozy weekend of fun is guaranteed.
Dram & Smoke - Scottish Pop-Up - EdinburghDram and Smoke are heading up to Edinburgh following their huge success in London. For £40 you’ll be greeted with a cocktail, before sitting down to a sumptuous four-course meal; live music will play throughout the night and you’ll get access to the bar after dinner. This pop-up will only be available throughout August, so catch it while you can.
Once Upon A Time On Something Street - BrightonAn immersive theatre pop-up is heading to the Marine Parade overlooking Brighton Pier this summer. Once Upon A Time On Something Street will attempt to awaken your imagination as you explore each mysterious house, encouraging you to probe the secrets behind each door. You could find yourself in the war torn 40s one minute, then the swinging 60s the next; it’s your job to untangle the threads connecting them through time. Following the show, take a stroll to the fully stocked ‘Something Beach’ and tuck into some summer eats at the trendy food court. For more nightlife inspiration on the best events in London and across the UK visit DesignMyNight; and follow them on Twitter @DesignMyNight.
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