London offers so much that one will never run out of things to do in the city and the Underbelly Festival Southbank is one of my most recent outings. Taking the amount of fun we had into consideration, I had to share it with you guys as a must visit the festival in London this summer.
Current sizzling temperatures leave us little choice, but to find a fun festival with a great outdoor space and refreshing drinks. Southbank is one of my favourite areas in London and I love how well it represents an overall vibe of the city, so it was kinda a no-brainer to come here.
I met up with Emily on a Friday afternoon and after a couple of events, we were ready for a refreshing cocktail in the sunshine. We headed towards one of London’s biggest outdoor bars, the Rekorderlig Botanicals Bar to catch up over a cocktail and soak in as much sunshine as possible. The atmosphere is so fun with the 80s and 90’s music playing out throughout the day. I love when I come to a place and get a positive vibe as it makes it so much easier to have fun. I think having a cider in the sunshine is somewhat of a tradition, so I was really excited to try all the new flavours Rekorderlig has on offer. Our drinks were large and a perfect refreshing choice as it was almost 30c on the day.
The new Rekorderlig Botanicals range features three amazing and delicate flavours, including Rhubarb-Lemon-Mint, Grapefruit-Rosemary and Peach-Basil – perfect served over ice on a summer’s day! My favourite would have to be the Grapefruit-Rosemary, as it’s a perfect balance of flavours which really complement each other.
The Underbelly Festival Southbank is packed with so many fun events including live acts, circus performers, comedy, children show and much more. I included the full lineup here. The entrance to the main area is free, however, there is a fee for the shows including my favourite Pete Firman. I love outdoor events and being in such a great location, you can mix a bit of sight-seeing with a yummy drink and fun entertainment. Should you feel peckish you can also opt for an al fresco meal served by local food vendors.
You can sample the new Rekorderlig Botanicals range at the Underbelly Festival Southbank until 30th September and I really hope the weather will stay this hot, as it’s even more of a reason to pop down to try the new range with a friend.
Have you ever been to the Underbelly Festival Southbank and how much of a cider fan are you? I would love to know so please leave me your comments below.
This post is in collaboration with Rekorderlig cider, however, the experience and opinions are my own.