This summer the Queen of Hoxton's rooftop bar has taken a psychedlic 'summer of love' theme, complete with cool nots of San Francisco in the 1960s, flower power and more. There's food, including Beatnik Burger, and Psychedelic Ice Cream Sandwich, not to mention Salmon and Garfunkel (from the BBQ), plus lots of cocktails with names like LSTea, The Limes They Are a Changin’, and even ice cream floats, called things like Drop Sorbet, Not Bombs. (They clearly had fun naming things!) It's open Monday to Saturday for the summer, nad there are lots of special events planned too. Be There, or Be Square!
"High above the busy streets of London, a colourful kaleidoscopic hideaway is waiting to transport dreamers, lovers and revellers back to the hazy summer of 1967…
Welcome to A Tribute to Dr Strange, our nostalgic homage to one of the world’s most legendary summers, when scores of young people travelled from across America and beyond in search of a spiritual revolution. Arriving in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, they cast off constricting social values and championed ideas of peace, communal living, experimentation and spirituality. Psychedelia, flower power and freedom reigned.
More than a generation has passed since the radical and revolutionary furore of the Summer of Love, yet the issues reminiscent of a 1960s world - war, social inequality and financial crises - appear ever closer to the current global climate. So this summer on the Queen of Hoxton’s infamous rooftop bar, we will be celebrating the ethos of a counter-culture that is as relevant and radical now as it was nearly fifty years ago. Expect an intoxicating utopia filled with flowers, trippy visuals, and interactive installations to satisfy your inner flower child."
When - Until October 2016
(Free entry, except when there are events on - check listings here
Where - The Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
Link - Queen of Hoxton
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