Us Londoners are positively spoiled for choice when it comes to planning our leisure time. With so many incredible restaurants, bars, exhibitions and events to explore it can seem impossible to choose…
In celebration of their vibrant, hand crafted Premier Cru Murcian lemon gin, Bombay Sapphire has rounded up some of the best cultural events and activities in London’s August calendar to help you treat yourself to the very best of summer in the city. Including a couple of top spots to enjoy a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru cocktail and some delicious food while you’re out and about!
Treat your taste buds to a refreshing cocktail at Mr Foggs
Summer is all about savouring those special moments. And Mr Fogg’s is the perfect place to get your friends and family together and raise a toast with a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Orient cocktail. Be transported back to the Victorian era in this quaint and quirky Mayfair bar, brimming with old-world charm and atmosphere. Browse the full menu here.
Enjoy a spectacular showcase of the arts at this free festival
Get your bank holiday celebrations in full swing at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. This annual outdoor celebration is one of London’s biggest outdoor arts festivals, and entry is free! Explore an extensive programme of open-air theatre, dance, art installations and music, between August 26 and September 11. Find out more here.
Find a taste of Spain in London at José Tapas Bar
Owned by the highly-acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizzaro, José tapas bar has acquired something of a cult following. The daily changing menu offers rustic, flavour-packed tapas. Served in a bustling restaurant with an open kitchen, this beloved London spot has a fantastic atmosphere, reminiscent of the buzzy tapas bars of Spain. Browse the full menu here.
Visit the Royal Academy of Arts to see some remarkable exhibitions
Admire astounding collections of art from emerging and established artists at The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, until August 21. This annual showcase spans an exciting range of mediums and genres and is an amazing insight to different areas of contemporary art from around the world. Book your ticket here.
Dine on delectable food and enjoy some live music
Whether you’re feeling peckish an or simply feel like enjoying some live music, Scarfes Bar is a great place to regroup with a drink and some mouth-watering bar snacks. Sit at the cosy, elegant bar situated in the gorgeous Rosewood Hotel and sip a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Crown Jewels cocktail whilst soaking up the soothing sounds of live jazz. Browse the full menu here.
Relax in front of a film at the Barbican’s outdoor cinema
There is no reason why good weather should stop anyone getting their cinema fix. And from August 23 – 28 you can enjoy your films with a side of summery evening breeze at open air screenings from a range of contemporary artists and filmmakers at the Barbican’s outdoor cinema. Browse their full programme here.
Enjoy a scenic rooftop drink at Boundary
Round off your day of cultural exploration with a drink at Shoreditch’s oh-so-chic Boundary. Their rooftop bar offers stunning views over East London, and is the ideal spot to savour the taste of Spanish citrus fruits in a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru French 75 cocktail as the sun sets. Now that’s a real sense of occasion. Browse the full menu here.