The Queen of Hoxton's Rooftop has transformed from its toasty winter incarnation as the WigWamBam to the summer solace which sees the madding crowds of East London flock to enjoy a tipple or two long into the evening. Summer 2012 saw pop up rooftop events such as the packed out Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, the Queen's Jubilee celebration which proved a good spot for the Red Arrows fly over, not to mention the madness of our Olympic sports day: NO SWEAT! which will return this year on 6th July (team tickets now live: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/).
So without further ado lets give you a little taster of what’s to come this summer... The hugely successful ROOFTOP FILM CLUB is back on at its original home following its winter hiatus, with a packed programme of cult classics. Keep your eyes on the prize as these tickets are hot and sell out within hours of going online! This ultimate outdoor film experience is enjoyed under the stars with blankets and headphones supplied so you aren’t disturbed whilst other film goers order tasty BBQ treats and their chosen tipple from the rooftop bar and kitchen. Watch out for our series of rooftop silent disco parties with special guest DJs suitable for a summer sun dance off!! Follow our twitter: @_Queenofhoxton_ or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/thequeenofhoxton to be first in the know! * Frozen cocktails are back on the menu with a range of new recipes. * All new BBQ menu with some super tasty new vegetarian options and equally mega meaty feasts.
You know Autumn has truly arrived when you’re riding the bus down Shoreditch High Street and you spot an 8 metre high tipi on the rooftop of the Queen of Hoxton! WigWamBam is back but this time with a twist. Inspired by the Nordic regions and the green flickering curtain of the Northern Lights, this year’s WigWamBam will feature East London’s very own answer to Mother Nature’s theatre of light - The Eastern Lights. These pretty visuals will be projected onto the exterior and interior of the wigwam structure.
Inside the wigwam you’ll experience an atmosphere of Scandinavian settlement meets Norwegian tribe; a cosy den of deer hide covered seating, candlelit lanterns, colourful indigenous wall hangings and of course, the roaring flames of the central open grill cooking a daily rotating menu of delicious polar region inspired cuisine. Think Wild Boar Sausages with Forest Fruit Chutney, Leg of Pork with Chestnut and Herb Stuffing and Hot Smoked Salmon and Dill Burger. And it wouldn’t be a Queen of Hoxton experience without a well stocked bar of winter warmers such as Hot Gin Punch and Hot Pumpkin Spiced Cider. Don’t forget to tear yourself away from the wigwam snug, grab a stick of marshmallows and get toasting over the fire pits, yum!
If you have a keen eye, be prepared to unearth a discovery of your own elsewhere on the rooftop. Explorer, Arthur Lane has made his mark on the Queen of Hoxton and it’s up to you to tweet your findings for fellow pioneers to uncover too... The magnetic force of our East pole will draw you in and transport you to the cosiest rooftop in town. Think you know the WigWamBam? It’s not quite as you remember it, so get yourself up here this October!
This season sees an extended programme of ‘Drink & Do’ workshop events in the WigWamBam that include: spoon carving with Barn, a pinhole photography workshop, speed listening, Heads & Bodies, pumpkin carving and origami workshops! See WigWamBam at the Queen of Hoxton Facebook page for details and tickets.