Nothing beats London in the summer. Yes – it’s not always the warmest of cities, and okay the sun doesn’t exactly shine all day every day – BUT Londoners are all about making the most of it when the sun does shine. Whether they’re stripping down to their underwear and catching some rays in the park or meeting up some for some drinks down the pub and chilling out in the sunshine. You never know how long good weather might last which is why everyone makes the most of it, and this is what makes London such a vibrant place to be in the summer months.
Queen of Hoxton – a local favourite spot for a drink in the city’s uber trendy East End – is our personal pick of the venues; however the club also operates in Kensington and London Fields. We love Queen of Hoxton for its personal quirks and charms, and have had many a fun night out there. This winter, to satisfy the appetites of those of us who frequented the rooftop screenings, the venue built a pop-up bar on the roof, but not just any old pop-up. Wig Wam Bam was a Native American themed wonder, with fires burning within the protective warmth of a tipi.
With big screens and comfy seats, Rooftop film club is definitely a twist on your average outdoor screen. To top it off, you NEVER have to worry about that annoying guy at the back talking, or put up with the sounds of wind or traffic, as everyone is given wireless headphones to enjoy the show. These facilities are only complimented by yummy food, cold beer and the warm summer breeze on your neck. Rooftop Film Club runs rain or shine (Londoners are hardcore when it comes to weather), so maybe pack a poncho!
Rooftop Film Club runs from 30-Apr-12 until 31-Aug-12. Tickets cost between £10-£22. Check out rooftopfilmclub.com for listings and to purchase tickets.