There is a beach in London ? – Brixton Rooftop Beach

Brixton Rooftop Beach pop-up from 26 May – October

Brixton Rooftop Beach returns for a second year with golden sands, frozen cocktails, Tacos and so much more.

I went along to a press night and as soon as I entered the rooftop I was literally transported to a beach party. ‘Was I in London anymore?’ I asked myself with all the sand, DJ’s, amazing food and several bars with some serving frozen cocktails. This is most definitely the place to go if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

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First things first though shoes, let’s take them off and experience the sand beneath my feet.

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Now onto the frozen cocktails there was a choice of Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri or a Pina Colada. I opted for the frozen Strawberry Daiquiri this is the most tastiest grown up slush puppy I have ever had. Not only was it pink that matched my ‘Love Pop Ups – London’ logo but the taste of strawberries really came through along with the Daiquiri.

For the food there was so much choice so I had to taste as much as I could as it all looked so good and it so was. I firstly went and saved myself a spot on one of the pastel coloured benches and then went over and ordered my food. However if you don’t fancy a bench you could always opt to sit in a deckchair or you could go and sit in one of the side rooms that have seating with cushions. There are several food stalls on offer from Nanban (Chef Tim Anderson’s Japanese soul food), Mac to the Future (mac and cheese plus toasties), STAKEhaus (steak and fresh cut chips) and Del74 (Tacos). I was lucky enough to sample some food from Nanban as the photographer had finished taking photos of the food he had cooked up. So I tried the Angry Birds which were chicken wings which were very hot but then they were marinated with Scotch Bonnets chillies but they were ever so delicious even though they nearly burn’t my tongue off and I tried the Plantain Katsu Curry which was my first time ever eating plantain which was very tasty and soft. I then went and tried the steak and rosemary chips from STAKEhaus and wow the steak was cooked to perfection still pink in the middle and the rosemary chips were so full of flavour,  usually I don’t like chips but wow those ones I loved so much and ate every last one. Now onto the Mac to the Future in which I tried the 88 Toastie it had an outer crusting of Parmesan cheese, was very crunchy and very cheesy most definitely one of the top toasties in London.  The food was all reasonably priced and all very tasty.

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Now onto some dancing. There are three different sections to dance with different DJ’s from the one at the entrance, one at the back on the sand and one in a room with disco lights/lasers. On Saturday’s certain DJ’s from Paul Woolford, Ben Pearce, Norman Jay MBE and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams will all be playing on the rooftop. You can expect House, Disco, Funk & Soul, Garage, Hip-Hop, Bass and everything in between. I opted to dance on the sand in the glorious sun and parted the night away.

If you are looking for a great place to kick of your shoes, dance the night away and drink and eat great food and relax too, then this is the place to go.

Sun, Strawberry Daiquiri’s, Sensational food and Sounds what can I say but Sensational

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