Watch a floating movie and swing into the 1920s this weekend

    13 June 2019

    What to see and do

    Movies on the River, Tower Millennium Pier

    Movies on the River, Tower Millennium Pier

    Board an evening boat at Tower Millennium Peer and watch a classic film in a floating cinema as you drift along the Thames. Friday’s boat treats passengers to The Greatest Showman while Saturday’s film is Romeo and Juliet.

    Left it too late to pick up theatre tickets? Help is at hand at the Barbican who are live streaming the West End play All About Eve starring Lily James and Gillian Anderson.

    Where to eat

    Mercer Roof Terrace, London

    Newly opened Mercer roof terrace boasts an unbeatable view over the rooftops surrounding St Pauls and, with a menu put together by the former head chef of Nobu, you’ll be dining in safe hands.

    Head to the Columbia Road Flower Market to pick up some blooms before treating yourself to lunch or dinner at Brawn. It has a more laid back vibe than its sister restaurant Terroir and it is regularly cited by food critics as a personal favourite. This is partly thanks to a seasonal menu that changes daily; you can return each week and never get bored.

    Where to drink

    The Bootlegger bar, Monument, London

    Head to The Bootlegger near Bank and Monument for a 1920s speakeasy atmosphere. Sip your bees knees cocktail as retro bands reinvent 1920s swing for 2019.

    For a slice of daytime nostalgia, there’s Cakes and Ladders, a board game bus cafe in Wood Green. With over 500 board games to play and ‘board game gurus’ on hand to help match you with a game, it’s a retro leap back into the analogue era (minus the instant coffee). Drink a top notch brew and may the best man win.