The Happy Month of May: Where to Have a Fun Reunion in London
May 13, 2021
Now that the venues have been confirmed to reopen their doors on Monday, the future looks bright for friends who are ready to meet and celebrate. Restaurants across the capital are already setting their tables indoors, but for those who like their cocktails with a fun twist, we’ve rounded up some very special Insta-worthy options throughout May that may be something other than sky-high Drop to themed bottomless brunches.
Ivy Soho Brasserie’s “summer of love”
The Ivy Soho Brasserie is proud to present its colorful “Summer of Love” campaign to celebrate the reopening of indoor dining on Monday 17th May. This summer the restaurant comes alive with live DJ sets and entertainment in the spirit of the Swinging Sixties, as well as a new and refreshing cocktail menu and selection of summer dishes to be enjoyed in the warmer months. As the streets of Soho begin to warm up, the Ivy Soho Brasserie provides a fun and carefree oasis for both locals and visitors to Soho. Book a table here.
Oblix at The Shard
Oblix at The Shard is proud to announce that it will reopen on Wednesday May 19th. It includes a new cocktail menu available in the Oblix East cocktail bar and lounge. The new tip list will include a thoughtful selection of luxury bar items by Chef Marcus Eaves, as well as the afternoon tea and the Oblix Easy menu, updated with a selection of seasonally inspired dishes. The new cocktail menu is inspired by classics that focus on enhancing them through the use of quality, well-sourced ingredients and innovative subtleties that go perfectly with Oblix’s eye-catching surroundings. Book a table here.
Covent Garden Circus
Circus, London’s unique cabaret cocktail bar and restaurant, will reopen on May 20th in vibrant Covent Garden. This quirky restaurant is known for its incredible pop-up circus acts that keep guests happy and entertained. Visitors can enjoy exceptional Asian-inspired food and service while being dazzled by phenomenal circus performers for the ultimate night’s memory. From breathtaking aerial shots to formidable fire breathers to dazzling contortionists, Circus pop-up acts are sure to amaze you. Between delicious Pan-Asian dishes and typical circus cocktails, guests and bar visitors will be surprised and delighted when they see the incredible and often cheeky circus performances. Book a table here.
The Murdér Express
The Murdér Express, one of London’s most popular immersive experiences, returns this May, starting May 21, 2021 at a secret “train station” in East London. It’s the brainchild of Funicular Productions, a passionate collective of experience creators from across the spectrum of theater and storytelling who specialize in creating truly immersive experiences to appeal to all of the senses. Wanting to stimulate and entertain audiences more than ever before, co-founders Wilkinson and Borgen teamed up in 2018 to breathe new life into immersive dining, showcasing the best in production technology and world-class dining from chefs and culinary personalities. The menu, designed by Louisa Ellis, BBC One’s 2017 MasterChef finalist, will be served throughout the experience as the Murdér Express story unfolds. Book a ticket here.
Mr. Fogg’s secret garden
Nestled in the hustle and bustle of London’s Mayfair, this is the most unexpected delight. Mr. Fogg’s best kept secret opens on Tuesday May 25th to welcome longtime friends as well as those who have not yet experienced his many unique endeavors. Through a hidden entrance a few meters from Mr. Fogg’s residence, Londoners find a gate that takes them back in time to a secret English Victorian garden. Guests can stumble upon the soothing tones of the Pimm’s Rose Walk, which is filled with white rose roofs with jugs of Pimms and lemonade flowing in them. In addition to a rose garden, guests can discover the Tanqueray orangery, where they are taken to a country orangery. With walls full of blossoms and oranges, it is hard to believe that you are in the heart of the country’s capital. Book a table here.
Devonshire Terrace disco is no dead bottomless brunch
Grab your five favorite groupies and boogies on Devonshire Terrace for disco brunch, which will take place every Saturday from May 29th. With tables that can be booked outside on the covered terrace and inside from 12 to 4 p.m., smoke machines, disco balls, throwback music and lots of glitter await you! Enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails and fizzy drinks, as well as a brunch dish of your choice: avocado with poached eggs, crispy duck salad or buttermilk chicken waffles. Book a table here.
The anthologist’s Gospel Motown Brunch
Let The Anthologist lift your spirits every Sunday with their new soulful Gospel Motown Brunch, which includes an incredible gospel choir and live Motown singers, kicking off on May 30th. Show the grown-ups some RESPECT and sing along to everything from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Sister Act and Beyoncé. Let yourself be pampered by all the classics as you sip bottomless cocktails and enjoy brunch dishes like pancake stacks, royal eggs, and braised ribs with polenta mash. Buy tickets here.
The West End Drag Brunch of Folly
Head to The Folly with your five fabulous queens for more sequins, feathers, and sass than you can imagine at The Folly’s West End drag brunch. The start on May 30th with drag queens exclusively from West End shows such as Kinky Boots and Priscilla Queen of the Dessert – it will be a day full of dance, death drops and dazzling performances. Expect knockout entertainment with a DJ and live singing hosted by the fabulous Ruby Murry and the legendary Miss Demeanor. You enjoy 90 minutes of bubbles and bottomless cocktails alongside “unlimited” pasture plates, including fiery, slow-boiled pork ribs and smoked eggplant and mozzarella arancini. Buy tickets here.
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