Ah, summertime. The season when London turns into a hazy playground full of epic events for you and your mates to enjoy.
But let’s be real: when it comes to sorting out group tickets, chasing up your chums for cash is the worst. No one wants to be that person – and besides, you could be spending that time doing all the fun stuff you planned to do in the first place, right?
That’s why we’ve teamed up with PayPal, who know a thing or two about making it super-easy to transfer money or split the cost the next time you’re booking a special night out. The PayPal app has a simple feature that helps you settle up in seconds, with just a phone number or email address – even if your mates don’t have a PayPal account. And if you don’t have an account yourself, you can set one up in minutes, for free.
So as we roll into the warmer months, there’s no need to sweat the small stuff. Instead, take a look at PayPal’s guide to the top London events perfect for groups of friends this summer. And the best bit? The only thing you’ll need to worry about is finding the time to fit them all in.
O's Thai Cafe
This Crouch End Thai café takes its name from the owner and head chef's nickname - we suspect it's because 'O' is much easier to say than Somchai Kantavanich. It's been open for nearly 20 years, so it must be doing something right. The menu is replete with authentic Thai dishes - think green curries, pad Thai noodles, Thai-style fried rice and pad kratiem prik tai (king prawn, chicken, pork or beef stir fried with garlic and coriander paste, ground pepper and oyster sauce). Keep an eye out for specials on the blackboard, too. A short wine list focuses on well-known regions from the old world, but new world options also feature. Leffe Blonde, Budvar and Amstel are all on draught, and Singha is available by the bottle.
Venue says: “Early eaters get 10% off your bill when dining between 6pm and 7.30pm (until 8pm) every Monday to Thursday!”