If, like BarChick, you like the idea of being chased by a group of around 12 irritable bulls then this is the one for you (BarChick’s dad goes every year)! Whilst wearing a white shirt and trousers with a red neckerchief the aim is to try and slap the bull on the back with a newspaper… but avoid touching the horns or tail as you will offend the locals. Make sure you look where you are running as it’s easy to run into things! Website
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For three days only Bloom gin are bringing the countryside to London, for your own picking experience amongst the buzz of Soho. Pick then enjoy a delicious Bloom gin and tonic. Yes please.
Venue: Prism at Harvey NicholsAddress:
Cost: £54 (3 course dinner) or £24 show only
For a couple of days the brasserie Prism is launching the Elysium extravaganza. Expect cabaret, burlesque, circus, dancers, singers and illusion. 3-course dinner, cocktails and post dinner drinks with all that entertainment. It’s a must!
This festival is hot and cool, tick (except for when BarChick went there was some kind of hurricane and her tepee blew away). Chill on the beach by day and party all night to the awesome music. The Stone Roses are headlining and Florence + the Machine will get the crowds going. Hit Spain, you won’t regret it this festival is a whole load of fun. Website
Venue: Sclater Street Car ParkAddress:
Cost: FREE ENTRY
In the site of a former Victorian bird market off Brick Lane, this night food market will have a ‘car wash’ private dining room (5-10 person bookings), a fully licensed bar and 8 international street food stalls serving a mix of Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican and West-Indian cuisine to soak up the booze… you can’t beat a good food market sometimes! The market runs from 5pm-12am. There’s a £50 deposit and a minimum £200 spend for the car wash dining room – email email@example.com to book.
With confirmed acts including Lana Del Ray, Bloc Party, Gossip, Armand Van Helden and Rufus Wainwright you are in very safe hands. So head to Berlin for the weekend, and get the overnight train from Cologne to Ferropolis (€99) so that you have a place to sleep – party on board hell yes! Website