We may be more than 3,000 miles away from our friends across the pond, but Londoners sure know how to throw a good Fourth of July party. If you're celebrating Independence Day (Saturday July 4 2015) in the capital this year, check out where and when the best shindigs are taking place below.
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Independence Day parties in London
Democrats Abroad UK host this annual event featuring American entertainment, food and drink, crafts, games and children's activities. Tickets may only be purchased by US citizens and US permanent residents, although non-US spouses and guests are very welcome.Read more
Forgetting its French roots for one weekend only, Covent Garden bistro is going big for this year's American Independence Day. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a brunch party on both Sat Jul 4 and Sun Jul 5, where they will be serving hot dogs (well, erm, 8” Toulouse sausage and Scotch beef brisket braised in barbecue sauce, with melted Comté cheese and crispy shallots) and pitchers of Bloody Mary. For those who book in for brunch on Sunday, it-girl DJ Amber Le Bon will be spinning records live in the restaurant. And for those that are too busy for brunching, still swing by to grab 'le sandwich Américain' (that's a beef patty, melted Cheddar, fries and spicy cocktail sauce in a bun, to you and I), US flag cookies and specially-made macaroons from a pop-up stall just outside the restaurant. And if that didn't sound authentic enough, New York-style yellow cabs will be cruising outside.
10am to 4pm on Sat Jul 4 and Sun Jul 5
Okay, we may be celebrating a day in history Britain would rather forget but, let's face it, we throw a bloody good party! Whether you're from across the pond or just like to boogie on down, head over to our signature silent disco at The Shard this Independence Day and have a darn-good time.
Sat Jul 4
A pub in Peckham isn’t the first venue that springs to mind when celebrating the independence of America from Great Britain on July 4 but they’re promising beer pong, hot dogs, dad rock and hip hop so we're in. Arrive from 2pm for deals on beer and bourbon and booze-spiked ice cream from Drunken Dairy.Read more
As well as delicious, hop-packed beers from transatlantic brewers such as Brooklyn, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Tailgate and Saugatuck this Shoreditch beer festival will provide some America-themed entertainment to help you celebrate the fourth of July. A Texas barbecue grill will cook up the sustenance, there'll be live music from 3pm and you can try your luck on a bucking bronco – before drinking lots of beer will probably be less risky. Entry is free.Read more