The Luna Cinema is back this summer, with two incredible venues added to the already amazing line-up - Westminster Abbey and Chatsworth House! Several new releases are to be given their alfresco premiere, including the six-time Oscar-winning La La Land, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hacksaw Ridge, Bridget Jones’ Baby and Arrival. There will also be showings of long-term favourites, including Grease, Breakfast at Tiffanys and Casablanca.
The Luna Cinema season will run from 15th June, with a showing of Dreamgirls at Victoria Embankment Gardens, to 8th October with a showing of Beauty and the Beast at Royal Crescent in Bath.
DoubleTree by Hilton, sponsors of the event, will also be on hand to offer prizes and experiences redeemable on site and at more than 500 hotels across the globe.
QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl
Roll into summer at QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl in Bayswater, London, where a new BUMP Rollerdisco is popping up for ten days. From Thursday 8 to Sunday 18 June, revellers can relive the glorydays of roller-skating madness. Take a spin under the giant mirror ball and skate around the whopping 1,200-square ft. wooden-floored mega-rink.
Guests can also kick back after their dancing at the brand new MEATliquor Queensway inside QUEENS skate dine bowl - with its formidable burgers and delectable drinks menu, it is a must for foodies everywhere.
Skates are available to hire (though you are welcome to bring your own roller/in-line skates), plus there will be a line-up of special club nights with DJs taking place in the evenings and weekends.
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Fiesta de Color
Looking for a new joint to enjoy tapas and wine with friends? Campo Viejo is launching a brand new wine experience, ‘Fiesta de Color’, at in London's trendy Waterloo Millennium Green. The four-day summer pop-up will let you experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain. Complete with a balcony bar overlooking the London cityscape, a Tropism Well full of wine and a roof made from stunning coloured ribbon, Fiesta de Colour will be a truly standout destination this June. You will also get to take part in array of bespoke experiences, from wine blending to 21st century food pairing. Waterloo Millennium Green, 15 – 18 June 2017.
Taste of London
London's favourite food and drink festival is back this month. Taking place at Regent's Park from 14 to 18 June, the festival will showcase 40 of London's most exciting restaurants, the world's greatest chefs, brand new exclusive features, interactive masterclasses, delectable drinks and live entertainment.
Make sure to stop by the Prosecco DOC stand, where masterclasses will be held. On Friday 16 June, a one-off cooking show will see Francesco Mazzei (Patron at Sartoria) and Oz Clarke (wine expert and television presenter) cooking some delicious Italian dishes and discussing how prosecco pairs so well with a diverse range of flavours. The shows will take place at 12.15pm and 6.15pm.
The Color Run
Now this is a 5k we can get on board with! Colour yourself silly as you walk, jog or run through London's most fun route, starting at Wembley Park. New for this year are the unicorn mascots and Cloud Foam Zone, as well as awesome new colours at the classic Color Zones. It's been dubbed the happiest event of the summer, and we can totally see why! The event will also take place in Manchester on 1st July, and Brighton on 23rd September.
FOOD AND DRINK
Since it's National Steakhouse Month, STK London has decided to get in on the meaty action! And in honour of it, the modern steakhouse will be serving up a specially created STK-lover menu throughout this month. The incredible menu will take you on an indulgent tasting experience. Highlights of the new three course menu include delicate air-dried coffee cured beef with a parmesan mousse and succulent braised short rib served with burnt onion pure and asparagus, alongside a classic STK sirloin steak. The National Steak House Month Menu at STK London is priced at £49 per person.
Ninjago world at Legoland
This new ride by Legoland takes kids (and kids-at-heart) to a whole new dimension! The moment you step foot inside your lego cart complete with 3-D glasses, you leave reality as you knew it and become part of the most amazing computer game! Perfect your ninja moves and you're soon slaying enemeies all around, firing ninja stars from the palms of your hands. Kids love having the opporutnity to step into a video game world, but we did notice that the leader board at the end of the ride was full of very enthusiastic dads who just *might* have been taking it all as - if not more - seriously than their little darlings! And not only is it super fun, it's also good for you - our arms ached at the end of this ride!
World Gin Day
Saturday 10 June is World Gin Day - music to our ears! And to celebrate, Café Rouge has put a contemporary twist on the classic G&T. Introducing their Gin Blooms, the range of cocktails are excitingly fresh, inspired by summer and paired with Café Rouge’s exclusive signature tonics. Delicate elderflower, citrusy grapefruit and orange, elegant cucumber and watermelon, refreshing green tea and lemongrass and, of course, the classique - which will you choose?
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Balans Soho Society
The weather's getting warmer which can only mean one thing - ice cream season is upon us! Throughout June, Balans Soho Society's dessert menu will be revamped to include Frozen White Chocolate Souffle, Tropical Baked Alaska, Pistachio Cake with olive oil ice cream and much more - all thanks to Jude's Ice Cream. If you have a sweet tooth, Balans Soho Society is calling!