It’s hard to not get a little overexcited, but summer is here! Okay, so it’ll probably have faded away again by mid-June – but that means savouring it until then all the more important. Our city really comes alive at this time of year. And we have some great events lined-up away from the clubs.

UKG brunch continues to go from strength to strength – and it’s easy to see why! Unlimited fried chicken? Check. Unlimited rum cocktails? Check. UKG soundtrack? Check. There’s 2 London dates a month to choose from, and various jaunts elsewhere in the country. There’s a reason this is latest craze sweeping the nation – because it rules!

If garage isn’t your thing, then how about a night dedicated to your favourite singer-songwriter or genre of music. A Night Of… return for nights across May, June and July. Take your pick from Neo Soul, Motown, R&B all the way to Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse. Venues and days of the week vary, so check our listings for a full rundown.

Blingo is back at The Prince of Wales Thursday 17th & Friday 18th May. You know the drill by now, Grandma Flash is your hostess with the most-ess, and she’ll be calling the numbers in her rude n’crude way. A lot of fun – and prizes to be won!

If it’s a different type of gaming that takes your fancy, then REZtron return in June and July for a pair of retro gaming soirees. The first takes place at Kanaloa on 8th June and will relive the golden era of the SEGA consoles. The second date falls on 28th July at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, and will double-up as a silent disco.

For something a little more highbrow, Printworks London have a run of operatic production CAVE from 20th to 23rd June. The story in association with London Sinfonietta tells the tale of a grieving father travelling to the underworld to find his missing daughter. We can’t think of a more atmospheric setting than Canada Water’s multi-purpose industrial space.

If it’s drinking – namely beer – which takes your fancy, then we have two craft beer festivals from which to choose. Beavertown roll into Printworks on 7th & 8th September featuring 70 of the world’s best independent breweries. Meanwhile, London Craft Beer Festival lands at Tobacco Dock 3rd-5th August. Sample 65+ tentalising beers whilst music is provided by the likes of Everything Everything, Two Door Cinema Club and Hercules & Love Affair. Now that’s a hot ticket!

Tickets for all of the above events and further information can be found below.

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