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Let us sort your weekend, message BarChick Concierge on 07481 341284 for free and we'll do the rest. 1. Go for a classy nautical soirée - oh hello sailor Go retro at the SS Atlantica Party. Hop on this Silver Sturgeon boat on the Thames this Saturday where everyone's acting like it's the 1930s. Rock up like hot stuff in all your finery, then get ready for dancing,  30s-style hijinks and loads of Champagne. WIN TICKETS  We're giving away 10 tickets to this awesome boat party - message BarChick Concierge to find out more. Entry: £35, £40 for admission + dance class // 8-2am, boat leaves at 9pm //  SS Atlantica, The Savoy Pier, The Embankment, SW15 1LB 2. Or go wild on a party boat... Vestal Voyages takes the party to the water with the world’s first floating distillery and bar. Get onboard the Vestal Voyage canal boat and let it take you and your mates on a tour of London’s waterways while watering you with Vestal Vodka cocktails. Get Captain Willy behind the wheel and you’re in for one helluva good time. The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB EVENT.Vestal 3. Hit it up Italian style at House of Peroni House of Peroni has just opened its doors for a six week stint of Italian fun and frolicks. Floating Negroni bar, epic indoor botanical garden, Aperol sorbet spritzs and loads of hot East Londoners - this is a party you can't miss. Get involved. Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET 19th May-1st July Entry: FREE (but you pay for special events and masterclasses that you can check out on their site.) Opening times: Monday- Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-10pm. 4. Go to the biggest daytime party in the city… Secretsundaze is the infamous, ridiculous, big, BIG daytime club event - be prepared for sh*t loads of amazing house, disco and techno beats. It all kicks off at Oval space, where you can get boozy on the two sun terraces. Then, when the sun goes down, head round the corner to The Laundry basement for more banging sounds. Wear trainers. secretsundaze 5. Get stuffed at a proper street feast... Head to one of these Street Feast parties and find loads of bars and and street food traders working on rotation, cooking up flavours from all over the world. Take cash. Arrive before 7pm to get in free. Dalston: Hartwell Street, Dalston, London E8 3DU // 5pm-12am Dinerama: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ // 12pm- late Hawker House:  Canada Street, SE16 7PJ // 5pm-12am Model Market: 196 Lewisham High Street, (Entrance on Molesworth Street), SE13 6LS // 5pm-1am street.feast 6. Pretend you’re actually on holiday... Brixton's Valencia Place has been turned into a pop up neon beach town at Brixton Beach Boulevard. Pow! Set in the 80's, expect cheesy tunes, palm trees and lots of glitter. If you've got a spare £250 you can rent out 'The Motel' room for 15 of your crew. Don't forget your sweatbands. On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm - 11pm, Friday: 6pm - 11pm, Saturday: 1pm - Midnight, Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Valentia Place, Brixton, SW9 8JH 7. And there's more pretend beach action at Soho's new 'sand bar' Who needs to spank hundreds jetting off to a hot sandy beach there's one right in the very heart of Soho baby! Archer Street has teamed up with the dudes at Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar. At Myki Sand Bar you can dip your feet into golden sand while you sip on awesome summer cocktails. 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP 8. Chill out at Rooftop Film Club... Got a hot date? This is where you need to be. Go see The Big Lebowski on the Bussey Building, or Room at the Roof Gardens, all courtesy of the Rooftop Film Club - amazing views of the city and street food from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims included. If you need shelter, X-Men is on at The Curzon, or Alice Through The Looking Glass looks kinda trippy, plus Johnny Depp's in it. Where the party at? Peckham – Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST Shoreditch – Queen of Hoxton: 1 – 5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX Kensington – Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA Stratford – Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15 1XE POP.UP.Rooftop 9. Go play urban golf Boozy golf is officially THE drunk activity for 2016. Swingers goes permanent from the 27th May, then there's Plonk Golf who's setting up shop at The People's Park Tavern in Viccy Park. Then there's Birdies on a rooftop and - the latest course to pop up in the city - Junkyard Golf. It's all a bit quirky, with three nine hole courses - navigate jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses, cows and treadmills. Play one of three courses 'FRANK' (Putt Up Or Shut Up), 'PEDRO' (Polluted Paradise), or HELGA (In Da Club). Oh and you won't go thirsty - there's four bars serving up cocktails, and street food stalls too. Swingers: 8 Brown’s Buildings, (Between Bury Street and St Mary Axe), EC3A 8AL Plonk: The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT  Birdies: Level 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE Junkyard Golf: The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 10. Bottomless brunch in Brixton

Head to Pop Brixton for a homemade nutritional brunch, which will almost counteract the sh*tloads of prosecco's you'll be guzzling. Or if you can't be a*sed to go south, check out these other bangin' boozy brunches. 

49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

Homegrown Bottomless Brunch Club // Cost: £28.50 all in // Two sittings available, 11am & 1pm

Get BarChick Concierge to sort this one, message us on 07481 341284 and we'll book you right in.

11. Get sunburnt and merry at your first Beer and Cider Festival of the year... There’ll be 50 different kinds of beer and it’s £2 entry. If your parents are visiting, here’s your silver lining. SE London is cool now too don’t ya know? While you’re down there it’d be rude not to visit Craft London, the awesome rooftop bar in Greenwich. 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NB 26th-28th May // £2 entry baby beer.festival7 12. Hit up the city’s coolest new bars... Be one of the first to check out these hot new London bars 13. Enjoy a jazz sesh at Cahoots On Sunday, head to Soho’s awesome underground bar Cahoots and party the night away in its vintage train carriage. As a Bank Hol treat there'll also be live jazz going on late into the night. Go the whole hog and come in your best 1940's style clobber and sip cocktails out of old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins. Sunday, 29th May // 9pm 'til late  P.S - send BarChick Concierge a text on 07481 341284 and we'll book you in. 14. ...and, finish it all off with a 4am brunch at Duck and Waffle The 24 hour bar that you really should have been to. The lift itself is an experience (who needs Thorpe Park anyway?) and when you’re up here the views are epic. It’s open 24/7 so the party never stops! Midnight munchies? This is your place. The cocktails are killer too and they’re doing silly good things with Negronis. Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY duck.and.waffle 15. Don’t forget about the football... Here’s our favourite north, south, east, west and central bars to catch a game. Various Locations football 16. Sip boozy shakes and let the games begin... Getting dragged to a game you’re not interested in is sh*t, but if it’s on Sunday go to Brooklyn Bowl and sink all of their mega boozy shakes, plus there’s all the usual fun you can have playing with balls (bowling). There's also a Bank Holiday weekend deal for y'all - during Bowl-o-rama you can get one hour of  bowling (for up to 6 people), shoe hire, pizza, cupcakes and brownies for £45, although you gotta book in advance to bag this. That's where BarChick Concierge can book you in - just text us on 07481 341284. The O2, London, SE10 0DX brooklyn.bowl 17. Eat all the roast dinners... Fancy getting roasted? Bank Holiday weekends are the time to have one too many glasses (bottles) of red with your roast. Whether you’re craving crackling in east London or getting the crew together in Chelsea, here are London’s Best Roasts. Various Locations roast (1) 18. Go to a boozy rooftop bar What's a sunny bank hol without a bit of rooftop booziness? Pergola On The Roof launches on top of the Old BBC buildings, just in time for the Bank Holiday hijinks. Think sexy Med-style terrace with lots of wall climbing evergreens and cheeky summer fun... Then there's the epic Frank's in Peckham, which is now open for business baby. Or head to Queen of Hoxton rooftop in east where you can embrace your inner hippie in its psychedelic sky-high multi-colour drinking den. Find loads more rooftops here. Or you can always text us for free on 07481 341284 and we'll tell ya where it's at. 19. Finally, on Monday, OWN happy hour...

Because this time no one has to rush from the office to get the order in - go to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, London Cocktail Club or (...and...) Bar Story. No matter where in town you’re boozing, BarChick’s got the happy hours you need.

Various Locations

happy.hor

20. Carry on 'til daylight

Because you got a whole extra day to shake off the Red Bull jitters... Find out all the places to keep you boozed up well post midnight.

You should also check out:

London's best pop ups

London's best secret bars

London's best roof terraces

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Let us sort your weekend, message BarChick Concierge on 07481 341284 for free and we'll do the rest. 1. Go for a classy nautical soirée - oh hello sailor Go retro at the SS Atlantica Party. Hop on this Silver Sturgeon boat on the Thames this Saturday where everyone's acting like it's the 1930s. Rock up like hot stuff in all your finery, then get ready for dancing,  30s-style hijinks and loads of Champagne. WIN TICKETS  We're giving away 10 tickets to this awesome boat party - message BarChick Concierge to find out more. Entry: £35, £40 for admission + dance class // 8-2am, boat leaves at 9pm //  SS Atlantica, The Savoy Pier, The Embankment, SW15 1LB 2. Or go wild on a party boat... Vestal Voyages takes the party to the water with the world’s first floating distillery and bar. Get onboard the Vestal Voyage canal boat and let it take you and your mates on a tour of London’s waterways while watering you with Vestal Vodka cocktails. Get Captain Willy behind the wheel and you’re in for one helluva good time. The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB EVENT.Vestal 3. Hit it up Italian style at House of Peroni House of Peroni has just opened its doors for a six week stint of Italian fun and frolicks. Floating Negroni bar, epic indoor botanical garden, Aperol sorbet spritzs and loads of hot East Londoners - this is a party you can't miss. Get involved. Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET 19th May-1st July Entry: FREE (but you pay for special events and masterclasses that you can check out on their site.) Opening times: Monday- Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-10pm. 4. Go to the biggest daytime party in the city… Secretsundaze is the infamous, ridiculous, big, BIG daytime club event - be prepared for sh*t loads of amazing house, disco and techno beats. It all kicks off at Oval space, where you can get boozy on the two sun terraces. Then, when the sun goes down, head round the corner to The Laundry basement for more banging sounds. Wear trainers. secretsundaze 5. Get stuffed at a proper street feast... Head to one of these Street Feast parties and find loads of bars and and street food traders working on rotation, cooking up flavours from all over the world. Take cash. Arrive before 7pm to get in free. Dalston: Hartwell Street, Dalston, London E8 3DU // 5pm-12am Dinerama: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ // 12pm- late Hawker House:  Canada Street, SE16 7PJ // 5pm-12am Model Market: 196 Lewisham High Street, (Entrance on Molesworth Street), SE13 6LS // 5pm-1am street.feast 6. Pretend you’re actually on holiday... Brixton's Valencia Place has been turned into a pop up neon beach town at Brixton Beach Boulevard. Pow! Set in the 80's, expect cheesy tunes, palm trees and lots of glitter. If you've got a spare £250 you can rent out 'The Motel' room for 15 of your crew. Don't forget your sweatbands. On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm - 11pm, Friday: 6pm - 11pm, Saturday: 1pm - Midnight, Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Valentia Place, Brixton, SW9 8JH 7. And there's more pretend beach action at Soho's new 'sand bar' Who needs to spank hundreds jetting off to a hot sandy beach there's one right in the very heart of Soho baby! Archer Street has teamed up with the dudes at Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar. At Myki Sand Bar you can dip your feet into golden sand while you sip on awesome summer cocktails. 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP 8. Chill out at Rooftop Film Club... Got a hot date? This is where you need to be. Go see The Big Lebowski on the Bussey Building, or Room at the Roof Gardens, all courtesy of the Rooftop Film Club - amazing views of the city and street food from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims included. If you need shelter, X-Men is on at The Curzon, or Alice Through The Looking Glass looks kinda trippy, plus Johnny Depp's in it. Where the party at? Peckham – Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST Shoreditch – Queen of Hoxton: 1 – 5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX Kensington – Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA Stratford – Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15 1XE POP.UP.Rooftop 9. Go play urban golf Boozy golf is officially THE drunk activity for 2016. Swingers goes permanent from the 27th May, then there's Plonk Golf who's setting up shop at The People's Park Tavern in Viccy Park. Then there's Birdies on a rooftop and - the latest course to pop up in the city - Junkyard Golf. It's all a bit quirky, with three nine hole courses - navigate jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses, cows and treadmills. Play one of three courses 'FRANK' (Putt Up Or Shut Up), 'PEDRO' (Polluted Paradise), or HELGA (In Da Club). Oh and you won't go thirsty - there's four bars serving up cocktails, and street food stalls too. Swingers: 8 Brown’s Buildings, (Between Bury Street and St Mary Axe), EC3A 8AL Plonk: The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT  Birdies: Level 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE Junkyard Golf: The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 10. Bottomless brunch in Brixton

Head to Pop Brixton for a homemade nutritional brunch, which will almost counteract the sh*tloads of prosecco's you'll be guzzling. Or if you can't be a*sed to go south, check out these other bangin' boozy brunches. 

49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

Homegrown Bottomless Brunch Club // Cost: £28.50 all in // Two sittings available, 11am & 1pm

Get BarChick Concierge to sort this one, message us on 07481 341284 and we'll book you right in.

11. Get sunburnt and merry at your first Beer and Cider Festival of the year... There’ll be 50 different kinds of beer and it’s £2 entry. If your parents are visiting, here’s your silver lining. SE London is cool now too don’t ya know? While you’re down there it’d be rude not to visit Craft London, the awesome rooftop bar in Greenwich. 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NB 26th-28th May // £2 entry baby beer.festival7 12. Hit up the city’s coolest new bars... Be one of the first to check out these hot new London bars 13. Enjoy a jazz sesh at Cahoots On Sunday, head to Soho’s awesome underground bar Cahoots and party the night away in its vintage train carriage. As a Bank Hol treat there'll also be live jazz going on late into the night. Go the whole hog and come in your best 1940's style clobber and sip cocktails out of old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins. Sunday, 29th May // 9pm 'til late  P.S - send BarChick Concierge a text on 07481 341284 and we'll book you in. 14. ...and, finish it all off with a 4am brunch at Duck and Waffle The 24 hour bar that you really should have been to. The lift itself is an experience (who needs Thorpe Park anyway?) and when you’re up here the views are epic. It’s open 24/7 so the party never stops! Midnight munchies? This is your place. The cocktails are killer too and they’re doing silly good things with Negronis. Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY duck.and.waffle 15. Don’t forget about the football... Here’s our favourite north, south, east, west and central bars to catch a game. Various Locations football 16. Sip boozy shakes and let the games begin... Getting dragged to a game you’re not interested in is sh*t, but if it’s on Sunday go to Brooklyn Bowl and sink all of their mega boozy shakes, plus there’s all the usual fun you can have playing with balls (bowling). There's also a Bank Holiday weekend deal for y'all - during Bowl-o-rama you can get one hour of  bowling (for up to 6 people), shoe hire, pizza, cupcakes and brownies for £45, although you gotta book in advance to bag this. That's where BarChick Concierge can book you in - just text us on 07481 341284. The O2, London, SE10 0DX brooklyn.bowl 17. Eat all the roast dinners... Fancy getting roasted? Bank Holiday weekends are the time to have one too many glasses (bottles) of red with your roast. Whether you’re craving crackling in east London or getting the crew together in Chelsea, here are London’s Best Roasts. Various Locations roast (1) 18. Go to a boozy rooftop bar What's a sunny bank hol without a bit of rooftop booziness? Pergola On The Roof launches on top of the Old BBC buildings, just in time for the Bank Holiday hijinks. Think sexy Med-style terrace with lots of wall climbing evergreens and cheeky summer fun... Then there's the epic Frank's in Peckham, which is now open for business baby. Or head to Queen of Hoxton rooftop in east where you can embrace your inner hippie in its psychedelic sky-high multi-colour drinking den. Find loads more rooftops here. Or you can always text us for free on 07481 341284 and we'll tell ya where it's at. 19. Finally, on Monday, OWN happy hour...

Because this time no one has to rush from the office to get the order in - go to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, London Cocktail Club or (...and...) Bar Story. No matter where in town you’re boozing, BarChick’s got the happy hours you need.

Various Locations

happy.hor

20. Carry on 'til daylight

Because you got a whole extra day to shake off the Red Bull jitters... Find out all the places to keep you boozed up well post midnight.

You should also check out:

London's best pop ups

London's best secret bars

London's best roof terraces

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Let us sort your weekend, message BarChick Concierge on 07481 341284 for free and we'll do the rest. 1. Go for a classy nautical soirée - oh hello sailor Go retro at the SS Atlantica Party. Hop on this Silver Sturgeon boat on the Thames this Saturday where everyone's acting like it's the 1930s. Rock up like hot stuff in all your finery, then get ready for dancing,  30s-style hijinks and loads of Champagne. WIN TICKETS  We're giving away 10 tickets to this awesome boat party - message BarChick Concierge to find out more. Entry: £35, £40 for admission + dance class // 8-2am, boat leaves at 9pm //  SS Atlantica, The Savoy Pier, The Embankment, SW15 1LB 2. Or go wild on a party boat... Vestal Voyages takes the party to the water with the world’s first floating distillery and bar. Get onboard the Vestal Voyage canal boat and let it take you and your mates on a tour of London’s waterways while watering you with Vestal Vodka cocktails. Get Captain Willy behind the wheel and you’re in for one helluva good time. The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB EVENT.Vestal 3. Hit it up Italian style at House of Peroni House of Peroni has just opened its doors for a six week stint of Italian fun and frolicks. Floating Negroni bar, epic indoor botanical garden, Aperol sorbet spritzs and loads of hot East Londoners - this is a party you can't miss. Get involved. Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET 19th May-1st July Entry: FREE (but you pay for special events and masterclasses that you can check out on their site.) Opening times: Monday- Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-10pm. 4. Go to the biggest daytime party in the city… Secretsundaze is the infamous, ridiculous, big, BIG daytime club event - be prepared for sh*t loads of amazing house, disco and techno beats. It all kicks off at Oval space, where you can get boozy on the two sun terraces. Then, when the sun goes down, head round the corner to The Laundry basement for more banging sounds. Wear trainers. secretsundaze 5. Get stuffed at a proper street feast... Head to one of these Street Feast parties and find loads of bars and and street food traders working on rotation, cooking up flavours from all over the world. Take cash. Arrive before 7pm to get in free. Dalston: Hartwell Street, Dalston, London E8 3DU // 5pm-12am Dinerama: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ // 12pm- late Hawker House:  Canada Street, SE16 7PJ // 5pm-12am Model Market: 196 Lewisham High Street, (Entrance on Molesworth Street), SE13 6LS // 5pm-1am street.feast 6. Pretend you’re actually on holiday... Brixton's Valencia Place has been turned into a pop up neon beach town at Brixton Beach Boulevard. Pow! Set in the 80's, expect cheesy tunes, palm trees and lots of glitter. If you've got a spare £250 you can rent out 'The Motel' room for 15 of your crew. Don't forget your sweatbands. On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm - 11pm, Friday: 6pm - 11pm, Saturday: 1pm - Midnight, Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Valentia Place, Brixton, SW9 8JH 7. And there's more pretend beach action at Soho's new 'sand bar' Who needs to spank hundreds jetting off to a hot sandy beach there's one right in the very heart of Soho baby! Archer Street has teamed up with the dudes at Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar. At Myki Sand Bar you can dip your feet into golden sand while you sip on awesome summer cocktails. 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP 8. Chill out at Rooftop Film Club... Got a hot date? This is where you need to be. Go see The Big Lebowski on the Bussey Building, or Room at the Roof Gardens, all courtesy of the Rooftop Film Club - amazing views of the city and street food from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims included. If you need shelter, X-Men is on at The Curzon, or Alice Through The Looking Glass looks kinda trippy, plus Johnny Depp's in it. Where the party at? Peckham – Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST Shoreditch – Queen of Hoxton: 1 – 5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX Kensington – Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA Stratford – Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15 1XE POP.UP.Rooftop 9. Go play urban golf Boozy golf is officially THE drunk activity for 2016. Swingers goes permanent from the 27th May, then there's Plonk Golf who's setting up shop at The People's Park Tavern in Viccy Park. Then there's Birdies on a rooftop and - the latest course to pop up in the city - Junkyard Golf. It's all a bit quirky, with three nine hole courses - navigate jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses, cows and treadmills. Play one of three courses 'FRANK' (Putt Up Or Shut Up), 'PEDRO' (Polluted Paradise), or HELGA (In Da Club). Oh and you won't go thirsty - there's four bars serving up cocktails, and street food stalls too. Swingers: 8 Brown’s Buildings, (Between Bury Street and St Mary Axe), EC3A 8AL Plonk: The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT  Birdies: Level 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE Junkyard Golf: The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 10. Bottomless brunch in Brixton

Head to Pop Brixton for a homemade nutritional brunch, which will almost counteract the sh*tloads of prosecco's you'll be guzzling. Or if you can't be a*sed to go south, check out these other bangin' boozy brunches. 

49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

Homegrown Bottomless Brunch Club // Cost: £28.50 all in // Two sittings available, 11am & 1pm

Get BarChick Concierge to sort this one, message us on 07481 341284 and we'll book you right in.

11. Get sunburnt and merry at your first Beer and Cider Festival of the year... There’ll be 50 different kinds of beer and it’s £2 entry. If your parents are visiting, here’s your silver lining. SE London is cool now too don’t ya know? While you’re down there it’d be rude not to visit Craft London, the awesome rooftop bar in Greenwich. 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NB 26th-28th May // £2 entry baby beer.festival7 12. Hit up the city’s coolest new bars... Be one of the first to check out these hot new London bars 13. Enjoy a jazz sesh at Cahoots On Sunday, head to Soho’s awesome underground bar Cahoots and party the night away in its vintage train carriage. As a Bank Hol treat there'll also be live jazz going on late into the night. Go the whole hog and come in your best 1940's style clobber and sip cocktails out of old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins. Sunday, 29th May // 9pm 'til late  P.S - send BarChick Concierge a text on 07481 341284 and we'll book you in. 14. ...and, finish it all off with a 4am brunch at Duck and Waffle The 24 hour bar that you really should have been to. The lift itself is an experience (who needs Thorpe Park anyway?) and when you’re up here the views are epic. It’s open 24/7 so the party never stops! Midnight munchies? This is your place. The cocktails are killer too and they’re doing silly good things with Negronis. Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY duck.and.waffle 15. Don’t forget about the football... Here’s our favourite north, south, east, west and central bars to catch a game. Various Locations football 16. Sip boozy shakes and let the games begin... Getting dragged to a game you’re not interested in is sh*t, but if it’s on Sunday go to Brooklyn Bowl and sink all of their mega boozy shakes, plus there’s all the usual fun you can have playing with balls (bowling). There's also a Bank Holiday weekend deal for y'all - during Bowl-o-rama you can get one hour of  bowling (for up to 6 people), shoe hire, pizza, cupcakes and brownies for £45, although you gotta book in advance to bag this. That's where BarChick Concierge can book you in - just text us on 07481 341284. The O2, London, SE10 0DX brooklyn.bowl 17. Eat all the roast dinners... Fancy getting roasted? Bank Holiday weekends are the time to have one too many glasses (bottles) of red with your roast. Whether you’re craving crackling in east London or getting the crew together in Chelsea, here are London’s Best Roasts. Various Locations roast (1) 18. Go to a boozy rooftop bar What's a sunny bank hol without a bit of rooftop booziness? Pergola On The Roof launches on top of the Old BBC buildings, just in time for the Bank Holiday hijinks. Think sexy Med-style terrace with lots of wall climbing evergreens and cheeky summer fun... Then there's the epic Frank's in Peckham, which is now open for business baby. Or head to Queen of Hoxton rooftop in east where you can embrace your inner hippie in its psychedelic sky-high multi-colour drinking den. Find loads more rooftops here. Or you can always text us for free on 07481 341284 and we'll tell ya where it's at. 19. Finally, on Monday, OWN happy hour...

Because this time no one has to rush from the office to get the order in - go to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, London Cocktail Club or (...and...) Bar Story. No matter where in town you’re boozing, BarChick’s got the happy hours you need.

Various Locations

happy.hor

20. Carry on 'til daylight

Because you got a whole extra day to shake off the Red Bull jitters... Find out all the places to keep you boozed up well post midnight.

You should also check out:

London's best pop ups

London's best secret bars

London's best roof terraces

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Forget playing squashed sardines on Friday’s last train out the city, everything you need for a banging three day weekend is right here in London baby. From boozy crazy golf, to rowdy boat parties and all day raves – this is the list you need to make the Bank Holiday a BIG one.

Let us sort your weekend, message BarChick Concierge on 07481 341284 for free and we’ll do the rest.

1. Go for a classy nautical soirée – oh hello sailor

Go retro at the SS Atlantica Party. Hop on this Silver Sturgeon boat on the Thames this Saturday where everyone’s acting like it’s the 1930s. Rock up like hot stuff in all your finery, then get ready for dancing,  30s-style hijinks and loads of Champagne.

WIN TICKETS 

We’re giving away 10 tickets to this awesome boat party – message BarChick Concierge to find out more.

Entry: £35, £40 for admission + dance class // 8-2am, boat leaves at 9pm // 

SS Atlantica, The Savoy Pier, The Embankment, SW15 1LB

2. Or go wild on a party boat…

Vestal Voyages takes the party to the water with the world’s first floating distillery and bar. Get onboard the Vestal Voyage canal boat and let it take you and your mates on a tour of London’s waterways while watering you with Vestal Vodka cocktails. Get Captain Willy behind the wheel and you’re in for one helluva good time.

The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB

EVENT.Vestal

3. Hit it up Italian style at House of Peroni

House of Peroni has just opened its doors for a six week stint of Italian fun and frolicks. Floating Negroni bar, epic indoor botanical garden, Aperol sorbet spritzs and loads of hot East Londoners – this is a party you can’t miss. Get involved.

Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET

19th May-1st July

Entry: FREE (but you pay for special events and masterclasses that you can check out on their site.)

Opening times: Monday- Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-10pm.

4. Go to the biggest daytime party in the city…

Secretsundaze is the infamous, ridiculous, big, BIG daytime club event – be prepared for sh*t loads of amazing house, disco and techno beats. It all kicks off at Oval space, where you can get boozy on the two sun terraces. Then, when the sun goes down, head round the corner to The Laundry basement for more banging sounds. Wear trainers.

secretsundaze

5. Get stuffed at a proper street feast…

Head to one of these Street Feast parties and find loads of bars and and street food traders working on rotation, cooking up flavours from all over the world. Take cash. Arrive before 7pm to get in free.

Dalston: Hartwell Street, Dalston, London E8 3DU // 5pm-12am

Dinerama: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ // 12pm- late

Hawker House:  Canada Street, SE16 7PJ // 5pm-12am

Model Market: 196 Lewisham High Street, (Entrance on Molesworth Street), SE13 6LS // 5pm-1am

street.feast

6. Pretend you’re actually on holiday…

Brixton’s Valencia Place has been turned into a pop up neon beach town at Brixton Beach Boulevard. Pow! Set in the 80’s, expect cheesy tunes, palm trees and lots of glitter. If you’ve got a spare £250 you can rent out ‘The Motel’ room for 15 of your crew. Don’t forget your sweatbands.

On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm – 11pm, Friday: 6pm – 11pm, Saturday: 1pm – Midnight, Sunday: 1pm – 11pm

Valentia Place, Brixton, SW9 8JH

7. And there’s more pretend beach action at Soho’s new ‘sand bar’

Who needs to spank hundreds jetting off to a hot sandy beach there’s one right in the very heart of Soho baby! Archer Street has teamed up with the dudes at Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar. At Myki Sand Bar you can dip your feet into golden sand while you sip on awesome summer cocktails.

3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP

8. Chill out at Rooftop Film Club

Got a hot date? This is where you need to be. Go see The Big Lebowski on the Bussey Building, or Room at the Roof Gardens, all courtesy of the Rooftop Film Club – amazing views of the city and street food from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims included. If you need shelter, X-Men is on at The Curzon, or Alice Through The Looking Glass looks kinda trippy, plus Johnny Depp’s in it.

Where the party at?

Peckham – Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST

Shoreditch – Queen of Hoxton: 1 – 5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX

Kensington – Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Stratford – Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15 1XE

POP.UP.Rooftop

9. Go play urban golf

Boozy golf is officially THE drunk activity for 2016. Swingers goes permanent from the 27th May, then there’s Plonk Golf who’s setting up shop at The People’s Park Tavern in Viccy Park. Then there’s Birdies on a rooftop and – the latest course to pop up in the city – Junkyard Golf. It’s all a bit quirky, with three nine hole courses – navigate jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses, cows and treadmills. Play one of three courses ‘FRANK’ (Putt Up Or Shut Up), ‘PEDRO’ (Polluted Paradise), or HELGA (In Da Club). Oh and you won’t go thirsty – there’s four bars serving up cocktails, and street food stalls too.

Swingers: 8 Brown’s Buildings, (Between Bury Street and St Mary Axe), EC3A 8AL

Plonk: The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT 

Birdies: Level 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE

Junkyard Golf: The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

10. Bottomless brunch in Brixton

Head to Pop Brixton for a homemade nutritional brunch, which will almost counteract the sh*tloads of prosecco’s you’ll be guzzling. Or if you can’t be a*sed to go south, check out these other bangin’ boozy brunches. 

49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

Homegrown Bottomless Brunch Club // Cost: £28.50 all in // Two sittings available, 11am & 1pm

Get BarChick Concierge to sort this one, message us on 07481 341284 and we’ll book you right in.

11. Get sunburnt and merry at your first Beer and Cider Festival of the year…

There’ll be 50 different kinds of beer and it’s £2 entry. If your parents are visiting, here’s your silver lining. SE London is cool now too don’t ya know? While you’re down there it’d be rude not to visit Craft London, the awesome rooftop bar in Greenwich.

60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NB

26th-28th May // £2 entry baby

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12. Hit up the city’s coolest new bars…

Be one of the first to check out these hot new London bars

13. Enjoy a jazz sesh at Cahoots

On Sunday, head to Soho’s awesome underground bar Cahoots and party the night away in its vintage train carriage. As a Bank Hol treat there’ll also be live jazz going on late into the night. Go the whole hog and come in your best 1940’s style clobber and sip cocktails out of old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins.

Sunday, 29th May // 9pm ’til late 

P.S – send BarChick Concierge a text on 07481 341284 and we’ll book you in.

14. …and, finish it all off with a 4am brunch at Duck and Waffle

The 24 hour bar that you really should have been to. The lift itself is an experience (who needs Thorpe Park anyway?) and when you’re up here the views are epic. It’s open 24/7 so the party never stops! Midnight munchies? This is your place. The cocktails are killer too and they’re doing silly good things with Negronis.

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

duck.and.waffle

15. Don’t forget about the football…

Here’s our favourite north, south, east, west and central bars to catch a game.

Various Locations

football

16. Sip boozy shakes and let the games begin…

Getting dragged to a game you’re not interested in is sh*t, but if it’s on Sunday go to Brooklyn Bowl and sink all of their mega boozy shakes, plus there’s all the usual fun you can have playing with balls (bowling). There’s also a Bank Holiday weekend deal for y’all – during Bowl-o-rama you can get one hour of  bowling (for up to 6 people), shoe hire, pizza, cupcakes and brownies for £45, although you gotta book in advance to bag this. That’s where BarChick Concierge can book you in – just text us on 07481 341284.

The O2, London, SE10 0DX

brooklyn.bowl

17. Eat all the roast dinners…

Fancy getting roasted? Bank Holiday weekends are the time to have one too many glasses (bottles) of red with your roast. Whether you’re craving crackling in east London or getting the crew together in Chelsea, here are London’s Best Roasts.

Various Locations

roast (1)

18. Go to a boozy rooftop bar

What’s a sunny bank hol without a bit of rooftop booziness? Pergola On The Roof launches on top of the Old BBC buildings, just in time for the Bank Holiday hijinks. Think sexy Med-style terrace with lots of wall climbing evergreens and cheeky summer fun… Then there’s the epic Frank’s in Peckham, which is now open for business baby. Or head to Queen of Hoxton rooftop in east where you can embrace your inner hippie in its psychedelic sky-high multi-colour drinking den. Find loads more rooftops here. Or you can always text us for free on 07481 341284 and we’ll tell ya where it’s at.

19. Finally, on Monday, OWN happy hour…

Because this time no one has to rush from the office to get the order in – go to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, London Cocktail Club or (…and…) Bar Story. No matter where in town you’re boozing, BarChick’s got the happy hours you need.

Various Locations

happy.hor

20. Carry on ’til daylight

Because you got a whole extra day to shake off the Red Bull jitters… Find out all the places to keep you boozed up well post midnight.

You should also check out:

London’s best pop ups

London’s best secret bars

London’s best roof terraces