June Hot List

10 June 2014

As IF you need any help being convinced that there's plenty to do in London this month - the sun is shining and the World Cup is about to start! Could life get any better?!

It's not all about sunshine and football though (it is mostly, but not entirely) so if you're looking for some activity inspo as we head into full time summer mode then look no further.

Here be me my top suggestions for things to see, do, eat and drink this month in our fair capital....


Take part in a completely epic dog walk...

Dogs dressed as superheroes walking together through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise money for Guide Dogs? Yep, this sounds like the most brilliant day out ever. I don't even have a dog and I'm planning on going. Ashleigh and Pudsey will be there guys, ASHLEIGH AND PUDSEY. Tickets are £20 for adult humans and completely free for pooches. Oh and the dogs that take part will get their very own cape. Amazing. Takes place on Saturday June 14th. More info and tickets here

Get your colour on at Holi...

The Holi Festival of Colours comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this month and tickets have been released for Sunday the 29th of June after they sold out in a flash for Saturday the 28th. Expect DJs, raucousness and a whole lot of colour. Prepare to get messy, in every sense of the word! Tickets from £29.99. More info and booking here.

Join the World Naked Bike Ride...

I wasn't sure whether this was something to 'do' or something to 'see' but I'm presuming the fun loving Late Night London crowd are a brave bunch who don't mind going for a cycle completely starkers, so I'm including it here. This naked bike ride is actually a (peaceful) protest against oil dependency and car culture, but of course it also acts as celebration of the bicycle and the individuality of the human body. Thousands of riders take part across the world in over 50 cities and in London you'll find start points at Marble Arch, Regents Park, Kings Cross, Clapham Junction, West Norwood and Tower Hill. The ride takes place on Saturday June 14th and is approximately 9 miles. More info here.


Find the Huldufolk at Fika...

From the 26th June until October, Brick Lane's Fika will be transformed - both the decor and the menu - to celebrate all things Huldufolk. For those not familiar with Scandi folklore, these fabled creatures are a little bit like elves and this new menu in their honour is designed to 'trick and tease' the senses. Just watch where you step as you enter the 'forest'. Book here.

Feed a hangover the gourmet way at Kebab Rehab...

On the afternoon of Sunday the 15th of June you could do a lot worse than to get yourself down to Roti Chai Dining Room near Marble Arch for a kebab extravaganza pop-up. Expect a unique mix of Indian and Turkish treats, where traditional flavours all get a decidedly modern twist. The menu looks slightly to die for. Tickets are £30. More info and booking here.

Get your foodie on at Taste of London...

From June 18th-22nd, Regent's Park transforms into a foodie paradise with everything your stomach could ever wish for. The long weekend is split into sessions and a Taste ticket (£24) gets you in for 4 hours where you can try tapas size dishes from 40 of London’s hottest restaurants, sample from a whole host of fabulous food and drink producers, take part in interactive masterclasses and watch top chefs live in action. More info and booking here



I'm too excited about the World Cup to write about the World Cup, but rest assured Late Night London has you covered when it comes to venues to watch the games. There are various packages available (guaranteed table, beers and grub? YES PLEASE) and you can see which bars are showing which group stage games here. Excuse me whilst I buy some face paint.

Wimbledon...for free!

Wimbledon begins on June 23rd and if you can't get tickets then fear not, watching it on the big screens dotted around the capital is still pretty damn fun. You can catch Centre Court action at One New Change (St Paul's), Cardinal Place (Victoria), New Street Square (Holborn) and Thomas More Square (Wapping). More info here. West London types can also enjoy the finals and semis (men and women's) at Duke of York Square. 

22 Jump Street...

When the weather is ace (which will probably only last another 40 minutes) it's hard to get excited about going to the cinema, but 22 Jump Street is set to be properly funny. Book here


Cherry Caipirinhas at Foundation...

With all eyes on Brazil you deserve to treat yourself to their national cocktail - the Caipirinha. But if you want to put a twist on the classic then head to Foundation where you can get a Cherry Caipirinha which features Sagatiba, Cherry Sourz, fresh lime and and sugar. Book a table at Foundation here

Half price cocktails at the Pride Warm Up Party...

Before the full on Pride Parade sweeps over Soho on June 28th, head to Bar Soho on Friday 27th for the Pride Warm Up Party. After epic celebrations last year, this year's party promises to be bigger and better than ever before. More info, guestlist and booking here.

Pineapple High Tea at Core...

Everyone loves a pineappley cocktail come summertime, but this one at Core has to be the classiest. Bombay Sapphire gin is expertly blended with pineapple juice, cherry liqueur, lemon juice and Prosecco. Deeeeeelightful. Book a table at Core here.

Poppy Dinsey Late Night London

Poppy Dinsey

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