Queen of Hoxton | Shoreditch Bar
Last Updated: 26th November 2018
Rooftops are the perfect place for a night on the tiles.
Something which hasn’t escaped Shoreditch bar, Queen of Hoxton.
A stone’s throw from the City, the Queen’s colourfully illuminated interior includes live music, DJs and cabaret in the basement, and an industrial ground floor bar with its own games room corner, where you’ll find table football, vintage pinball, table tennis, and a couple of 1960s games plucked from Brighton Pier; as well as regular events from ‘Crap Film Club’ to board game nights and hip hop karaoke.
But the real draw – at any time of the year – is the wood-decked rooftop, sporting views over Shoreditch’s streets (as you’d expect) and a giant wigwam (which you most likely wouldn’t). It’s open all year round, and as the seasons change so does the theme of the rooftop, thoughtfully infused into the decor, events, and food and drink.
Currently it’s playing host to Lady Celeste’s Parisian rooftop bar, a tribute to Belle Epoque Paris (complete with a lit-up windmill). Draped in red velvet and fitted out with cabaret tables and chandeliers, the wigwam makes for a cosy bohemian date spot involving hot tarte tatin rum cocktails; absinthe fountains; and raclette-based dishes; while the terrace outdoors is kitted out with firepits and fairylights to accompany the views.
On top of all this, there’s themed events from surrealist life drawing to French language speed dating…
…just to add a little je ne sais quoi.
NOTE: The roof terrace at the Queen of Hoxton is open daily from 4-10pm until April 2019. You can find out more, see upcoming events, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
The Queen of Hoxton | 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
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