What’s On in the City: June

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What’s On in the City: June
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A roundup of what’s on in the City this June.

Back to the 80’s Brunch featuring Martin Kemp at The Fable by Drake & Morgan (29th June)

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Transport yourself back in time to the era of neon lights, big hair, and unforgettable tunes at our Back to the 80s Brunch! Join us for a nostalgic journey filled with iconic hits that pay homage to the vibrant spirit of the 1980s with a DJ set from the legendary Martin Kemp.

Dates: 29th June

Tickets: £55 (includes 2x brunch courses) and entertainment

Dates: 29th June

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Brick Lane Bookshop in London are hosting an evening with Shani Akilah in conversation with Jendella Benson on Thursday 20 June at 7:00pm to celebrate the release of Shani’s debut short story collection For Such A Time As This. Tickets will be on sale from £5 and can be purchased here.

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The family-run restaurant in West Smithfield, which opened last year, is launching a Butchery Masterclass series, just in time for Father’s Day. Participants are invited to stay and dine for Sunday lunch, alongside family and friends. As a special Father’s Day gift, each person who dines will receive a complimentary welcome drink (non-alcoholic options available).

The masterclass cost per person: £199 and runs from 10am-1:00 pm, including a welcome breakfast, and tea and coffee.

Free Programme | Performance & Dance | Gigs | NAZAR

Sat 29 June, 4pm – 1am, Riverside Terrace, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. Free.

For the third year in a row, NAZAR returns to the Southbank Centre for London Pride. The celebration features DJs from SWANA and South Asian communities, brought to you by Nafs Space founder Drew Demetry and Hungama founder Ryan Lanji.

Meltdown at Southbank Centre, 14th to 23rd June

Meltdown is the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival. And this year, iconic singer and musician Chaka Khan is in charge of the line-up. Many of the performances are free to attend, including Funk This with New Movementz UK – a battle-style dance competition, and Youth Voices: A Celebration of Chaka, featuring an upbeat performance from Southbank Centre’s very own youth choir.

The Vintage Furniture & Flea Market

Kicking off the exciting new venture is the renowned Judy’s presents The Vintage Furniture & Flea Market. Selling furniture from the mid-century onwards, alongside fashion from the twenties to the noughties, Judy and her team have 20 years of experience in sourcing beautiful one-off pieces that each have their own story to tell, for reasonable prices.

Taking place monthly on Sundays, The Vintage Furniture & Flea Market can be found in Leadenhall Market on 26 May, 30 June, 28 July and 25 August, from 12-5pm.

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Taylor Swift Drag Brunch

For one night only this June, OXBO Bankside are inviting Swifties to experience a one-off Taylor Swift Drag Brunch, hosted by drag queen, TikTok superstar and die-hard Swiftie, Sophia Stardust, who will be shaking it off in her best-Taylor-Style. From 12:30-3:00pm, Saturday June 29th guests will be immersed in all things Taylor; from live performances of her top hits to bingo. The local neighbourhood eatery situation in the award winning Hilton London Bankside are offering Swifties the next best thing to seeing Taylor at her sold-out Wembley show.

OBXO Bankside’s Taylor takeover is complete with Taylor inspired desserts, decorations and a Bartender’s Buffet teeming with Taylor themed bottled cocktails including the Fresh Blonde, Bad Blood and Champagne Problems. Fans won’t look back and regret booking this experience as fast as they can for just £42pp or £58pp with 2 hours of unlimited bubbles or still wine.

Father’s Day

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This Father’s Day, dads have a drink on Swingers! Dad’s coming to Swingers West End on Sunday 16th June will receive a complimentary drinks voucher to be spent on one beer, wine, spirit and mixer or soft drink. Additionally, Swingers’ West End location just launched a new family offering this month, allowing dads with children 7 + to now enjoy the experience as a family every Sunday.

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Puttshack Bank

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Promising the ultimate par-tee this June, Puttshack Bank will host its famed Drag Brunches with performances by Carrot and Mynxie on Sunday 9th June at Bank and Sunday 30th June at White City. Calling Swifties and those who love a sing-a-long, on Sunday 23rd June, Puttshack will welcome its first ever Taylor-Swift-themed brunch, featuring everyone’s favourite tunes by the iconic artist. Those who book a ticket can expect an incredible atmosphere along with free-flowing bubbles, beer, and mocktails followed by a round of competitive mini-golf fun.

https://www.puttshack.com/uk/putt-with-pride

National Fish and Chips Day (5th – 21st June)

Adding a little sparkle to the momentous British occasion, innovative prosecco brand, La Gioiosa, will be partnering with fish and chips legends, Kennedy’s Of London, to introduce a brand new, two-week long ‘Fizz + Chips’ deal.

The deal will run from the 5th to the 21st June 2024 at both Kennedy’s Goswell Road and Barbican restaurants and will include a complimentary 20cl bottle of fizz and the brand’s first ever Prosecco battered fish and chips, all for just for just £13.95.

The new Pride Shake

Shake Shack is proud to support Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust, PRIDE CYMRU and Oxford Pride this year with the return of the limited-edition Pride Shake, donating £1 from each Pride Shake sale to one of the causes.

The new Pride Shake is made from vanilla frozen custard hand spun with Biscoff® sauce and rainbow sprinkles, topped with whipped cream and even more rainbow sprinkles. For the month of June, guests can find the Pride Shake available across all UK Shake Shack locations (excluding airports).

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Cocktails in the City Summer Series

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Cocktails in the City Summer Series is making its anticipated return to Bedford Square Gardens this July, August, and September. The cream of London’s bartending crop is coming together to create a unique mini village of 20+ pop-up bars serving up world-class cocktails, alongside masterclasses, tastings, live music from The Piano Works, and delicious street food, all set within London’s best-preserved Georgian garden.

Sky Garden Summer Spritz Terrace

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London’s highest public garden, Sky Garden, is launching its Summer Spritz Terrace on June 4th, just in time for Londoners to soak up warmer months. Whether date night, girl’s night out or after-work drinks, enjoy refreshing summer spritzes and seasonal tasting plates combined with some of the best views of the capital.

PRIDE Comedy Club

Dynamic and inclusive Mama Shelter London Shoreditch is gearing up to host a PRIDE Comedy Club in celebration of Pride Month this June. From 7pm on Tuesday 11th June, a stellar line up of LGBTQ+ comedians will treat guests to an evening of frivolous fun and belly laughs.

Tickets from £10, bookable via 

Travel With Pride package

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Guests booking for June through to March 2025, will be able to benefit from the Travel With Pride package and receive the best available rate, plus £40 worth of hotel credit and a special welcome amenity. Located in the heart of ‘The Square Mile’ and inspired by the site’s ancient 2,000-year-old Roman history, Hotel Saint is at the crossroads of several of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, including Spitalfields, Shoreditch, and Whitechapel making it the perfect base to explore. Featuring chic and contemporary design, guests are immediately transported into a warm environment. The beautiful views of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows allow travellers to immerse in the vibrant city whilst enjoying some tranquillity in their rooms.

1Rebel

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‘King of Gyms’, 1Rebel teams up with plant-based burger brand Neat Burger to deliver a delicious, sustainable and spicy special edition ‘Rebel Stack’ burger this summer.

Spicy Rebel Stack – Work up a sweat with our Spicy Rebel Stack! A bbq korean chick’n burger topped with sesame cucumber, crunchy Asian slaw, crispy onions, garlic aioli and tangy k-sauce with a real kick. It’s packed with protein, it’s balanced, it’s banging.

Price: £10.50 in restaurant and £11 on delivery

Dates: 3rd June – 30th June

Travelodge

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With wedding season in full swing and the 23rd of this month set to be one of the most popular days of the year for weddings*, make sure you avoid a wedding speech faux pas this summer with Travelodge’s unique Speech Menu offering. The newly launched, online offering gives a helping hand for all those asked to say a few words on the big day.

To help keep nerves and sweaty palms at bay, the hotel chain has partnered with comedian Rob Madin – who appears regularly as his alter ego Brett Domino on 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown – to write a selection of wedding speeches which can be downloaded from Travelodge’s website, giving you some light relief when it comes to composing the ultimate wedding speech.

www.travelodge.co.uk/blog/news/wedding-speech-menu

In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversaryGrind coffee launched a limited-edition collection featuring the London-born icon on a Grind coffee tin, a reusable stainless steel coffee cup, and a limited edition t-shirt, all exclusively available at Grind, both online and at select locations.

Father’s Day

From June 10th to 16th, in celebration of Father’s Day (16th June) and National Beer Day (15th June) anyone booking a treatment at Ruffians® will receive a gifted beer to enjoy during their appointment as a token of appreciation for the admirable men in our lives.
Spoil deserving dads, significant others, role models, or influential figures with a pamper session, such as The Ruffians® Haircut, An Express Beard Tidy or a Cut Throat Razor Shave (amongst others).
During their treatment, Ruffians® clients can savour a beer of their choice from The Gentleman Brewing Co.’s full range, each of the 6 beers developed from scratch under the guidance of industry veterans such as David Smith of Brewing Services Ltd.
This partnership isn’t just for fathers—anyone booking a treatment from June 10th to 16th will enjoy a complimentary beer.

CORD

CORD, the fine dining restaurant from Le Cordon Bleu, is to pop-up onboard Bustronome, London’s gourmet sightseeing experience, for one day only on Saturday 29th June 2024. Bustronome is a luxury double-decker bus that has been converted into a fine-dining restaurant to offer panoramic views of London. Tickets are available now here: Le Cordon Bleu x Bustronome with the choice of a four-course lunch menu for £89 per person (£109 with wine pairings) or six-course dinner menu for £149 per person (£179 with wine pairings).

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