London’s Hottest Events April 2015

Our Top Pick

Rumpus Vol. 25: Wrenches & Wenches - Friday 8th May Raving across seven floors of debauchery Fancy seven rooms of debauchery and sh*t getting cray? This is probably the party for you. They’ve got bands, DJs, circus performers and a heap of booze. Heroes of the UK festival scene Slamboree Soundsystem will be getting their bass all up in your grill, the Spanglegrinders will be doing stuff with power tools (obv), they’ve got a cinerave which starts with people watching VJ projectors then losing their sh*t rave stylee and a Wonderland Cafe which has cake. Dress code suggestions include monkey wrenches & guerilla wenches; hot rods & drag racing queens and lug-nut lasses & petticoated pistons so make of that what you will… Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ // 10pm - 6am // From £20 + booking fee E.Rumpus

May

Vestal Voyages - Friday 1st May Cruise on the world’s first boat bar & distillery Whether it’s raining or the sun’s shining, board Vestal Voyages for some boozy fun. If the weather’s pretty sh*t then cosy up in their coal-fired cabin but when the sky’s blue, hit the deck for some sun worshipping as you bob away along Regents Canal. You’ll start in Kings Cross and end up - several cocktails later - in Islington. This is an awesome plan for birthdays, parties, Fridays… The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ EVENT.Vestal Spirited Sermons: Cinco de Mayo Special - Tuesday 5th May Tequila cocktails to celebrate Mexican independence Reverend J W Simpson is all about their series of informative, interactive and pretty damn irreverent Spirited Sermons masterclasses and we love ‘em. This time the Rev will be preaching and praising all things Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s Independence Day. That can only mean one thing…. TEQUILA! Hosted alongside those agave babes Herradura, they’ll be giving you tasters and a full-on masterclass of cocktail making. Muy bueno! Reverend J W Simpson, 32a Goodge Street, W1T 2QJ // 8pm - 11pm // £25 + booking fee (incl. 3 cocktails) E.Cinco 70’s Disco Diva - Thursday 7th May 70's chic, retro food and vintage-inspired boozing Things are about to get retro as Christabel’s takes you back to a time where parties were wild and filled with disco balls. With glittery drinks, flares and bespoke tunes by It’s Rude To Stare, you can work your way through five signature cocktails and handmade bites - all served up on vinyl records, obv. A Secret N1 Location // 7pm - 10pm EVENT.70s (1) Tea in Wonderland - Sunday 10th May A weird and wonderful picnic Always fancied a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? This is your chance! Filled with quirky, mismatched madness with giant flowers, huge playing cards and sparkly spoons, this is the ultimate crazy wonderland, and with food like pink eggs and purple glitter popcorn, things could only get crazier… A Secret N1 Location // 5pm - 7pm // £25 + booking fee EVENT.Wonderland   The London Gin Voyage - Wednesday 13th May Distill and drink gin on London’s only boat bar & distillery Our favourite boat distillery are making up a one off gin for all guests to sup on for one night only! You’ll learn all about the botanicals as well as designing and distilling your own gin that you can take home in your own personalised bottle too as you sail down the Grand Union Canal on the booziest boat tour you’ll ever go on. Armed with a complimentary Vesper Martini, this is one for boat-loving gin heads! The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ E.Gin Lobster Love-In - Thursday 28th May Seafood in Brixton Lobster lovers, have we got the pop up for you! Get your crustacean fill at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been caught that very morning so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Food served from 6pm - 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster

June

Beached - Thursday 11th June A desert island inspired dinner Hit this ‘deserted island’ for a feast of earthy, tropical food all served up in coconut shells, bamboo leaves and anything else you might find on a stranded island… You can expect avocado, mango, chilli and feta on toasted rye bread, soy salmon with quinoa, chocolate and coconut mousse and more deserted delights! A secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40 + booking fee E.Beached

July

Wimbledon Wonderland - Friday 12th July A BBQ & the Wimbledon finale on a W9 rooftop Catch the Wimbledon finale over a feast of BBQ goodies (menu TBC) and British teas on top of a grassy rooftop in Maida Vale. They’ll have a host of on point cocktails too, obv. Brunswick Studios, 26a Macroom Road, London W9 3HY // 5pm - 7pm // £50 + booking fee E.Wimbledon