We saw splashes of sunshine in July, but fingers crossed the sun will be out for even more of August as there’s so much to be enjoyed outside this month. Luckily though, living in such an exciting city you’ll never be stuck for entertainment on the rainy days either! Here’s the low down for what not to miss in August.
All the burgers for 20% off
If you’re a burger fan then clear your diary on the 25th August because you’re in for a serious treat. Throughout the country, over 800 restaurants will be taking part in Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day and offering 20% off burgers. Grab your voucher from the website, book your table and bring the voucher with you on the day. All the Drake & Morgan and the Corney & Barrow bars are taking part, so get down ‘n’ dirty with us in burger heaven.
“Two hours to do your worst” is Nola Rola’s motto, bottomless BBQ ribs, prosecco & whiskey punch their fare – challenge accepted! Hosted by The Yard in Vauxhall, this new pop-up gives you two hours of daytime partying to the tunes of New Orleans accompanied by a food & drink feast for £29 every Saturday until the end of October.
To the tubes turning 24-hour
There might be a lot of ‘well it’s about time’ going around with the news that the tubes will be turning 24 hours on the 19th August, but we’re only seeing the positives – our wallets are going to be very grateful, we can stay out later as we no longer have to catch the ‘last train home’ (well if we’re on the Victoria and Central Lines anyway)…we could go on.
Well, as it’s such an exciting time, our bar managers got their thinking caps on and have created two gorgeous cocktails in honour of the occasion – from the 15th – 21st August you can try our About Thyme or Victoria Vittoria cocktails in The Anthologist, The Fable, The Drift, The Happenstance, The Refinery at Regent’s Place and Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross.
At a Cocktail Tea Party
The Little Yellow Door is fast becoming a household name, and their latest adventure seems certain to carry on the tradition. Every Saturday afternoon, London’s most popular flatmates will be offering guests a wonderfully authentic – and most importantly alcoholic – afternoon tea. Sip from alcohol-infused pots of tea such as Tea with Mussolini: rum infused chamomile tea with pomegranate and blueberries. All this comes with sandwiches, cakes and quintessentially British board games and to top it all off you can swap any spirit for champagne and make it all bottomless. Prices vary from £25-55pp: get involved, we will be.
It’s time to get behind our girls and boys again in what is set to be a cracking couple of weeks of sport – if the stadiums are ready on time! Although this year’s Olympics aren’t on our back door that’s not to say they’ll be any less entertaining. There are so many great places in London to watch the games and all sorts of Rio-themed parties and events going on to celebrate, so get behind Team GB and get cheering! Settle down in a deckchair to watch it at The Refinery or sip on The Parlour’s special Copacabana cocktail in front of the action.
While we’re on the Latin American bandwagon, here’s another cracker to add to the list. It opened at Sadler’s Wells theatre last week and is only on until the 21st August so get your tickets now. Described by the Telegraph as ‘a whirlwind of salsa and jazz that bristled with colour and energy’, Vamos Cuba! combines dance, Cuban dance and music into a spectacular show by celebrated choreographer Nilda Guerra. Turn up early and you can join a free salsa class or experience the Rumba Rum Bar!
Bank Holiday Bingo
This is a serious Save the Date opportunity! The next bank holiday is the last bank holiday before Christmas so we’re really making the most of it. Join us between 12 and 4pm at either The Folly or Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross on Sunday 28th August for a fair amount of bingo, a lot of booze and a shedload of banter.
Hosting the session at King’s Cross will be Drag Prince Alfie Ordinary with Arran Shurvinton, whilst at The Folly comedian Victoria Kember will be entertaining you with her sidekick Loretta Lebonke. Choose from the set menu – £25 for 3 bloody Marys or Bellinis and a main course (eggs benny/Florentine, risotto or cheeseburger & chips) or just go for the 3 drinks for £15. Pre booking is essential so reserve your spot now.
Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August some of the best jazz acts from London and beyond will be performing on the stage in Canada Square Park – see the full details here. As this year is the 10th anniversary, it’s sure to be better than ever so don’t miss out – oh and it’s free…surely that’s a deal breaker?
As if that wasn’t enough, it’s right on our door step, and you can watch the whole thing from The Parlour’s gorgeous al fresco terrace. To celebrate we’ve got a whole host of special cocktails and dishes including our Billie Holiday Buffalo Burger and Hops ‘n’ Dreams cocktail.
Most excitingly of all for the Drake & Morgan family is the opening of The Commission at Heathrow Terminal 4 on August 15th! If you love what we do you’ll love The Commission which we’re opening with Delaware North – so next time you’re jet setting abroad feast & fly with us and we’ll start your holiday the right way.