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A London rooftop bar is being transformed into utopian Las Vegas

Laura Richards

You’ve seen the speakeasy thing done a million different ways and you’ve propped up the bar at countless tiki joints, but we’re fairly confident you won’t have come across this bar’s theme before. East London’s Queen of Hoxton is set to transform its famed rooftop bar into a utopian take on Las Vegas this summer. Set in the year 2030, Lost Vegas is what remains of the bright light city following an uprising from a tribe of American eco-warriors – a movement the bar is calling Trumpageddon. Don’t worry though, the inhabitants of Lost Vegas are said to love a good party just as much as they love the planet.

A bar will be made from an abandoned school bus, vending machines will stock tricks and treats – including boozy ice lollies – and vegan hot dogs will be on the menu. In honour of the eco theme, the rooftop bar will also be hosting a series of talks on sustainability in among its usual roster of film screenings from Rooftop Cinema Club. And some things don’t change – Elvis is still kicking around in the Little Vegas Wedding Chapel and slot machines will be in as much demand as they are in Sin City. Roll on rooftop season and viva Lost Vegas.     

Lost Vegas will take over the rooftop of the Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX from Thursday May 3 until October 2018. 

Find even more sky-high fun in Time Out’s guide to the best rooftop bars in London

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