London Roundup: 9 Things To See, Do, Eat & Drink This April

Clean your face from this year’s Easter festivities and get spruced up for an April like no other. There are some epic comebacks in store this month - like the return of Neverland (London’s very own sandy beach) and immersive experts Gingerline where you can dine in a hot air balloon. Not to mention the new opening of Los Mochis and a bubbly show by Searcys where you can upskill your next party trick by learning to pop open Champers with an actual sword. We promise you this month will be anything but boring (just try not lose a thumb while wielding any sharp objects). 


Two Drops: Visit The New Cheese Toastie Bar In Battersea Power Station

Opens: 26th April   

It doesn't matter what kind of weather you're dealing with or what time of day it is, we're of the belief that there's never a bad time to have a cheese toastie. Two Drops (who you can already find in King's Cross) are spreading their baps to the south and they're causing quite the stir with the menu. You'll find Marmite, salt beef with gherkin, and haddock amongst the fillings, alongside plenty of French Jurarégal cheese gluing them all together. Fried chicken and roast potatoes are made to order too. For dessert, expect more toasty madness with caramelised banana and hazelnut ready to satisfy your sweet tooth. To wash it all down? Pints of Guinness, cocktails and plenty of beers on tap. 

Two Drops New Opening Battersea Power Station 2024 | DesignMyNight

Cheese dreams are made of these. 

Roe: Check Out The Most Talked About Restaurant Opening Of 2024

Opens: 22nd April   

When you ask anyone about London’s must-visit restaurants, rest assured that Fallow will fall from the mouths of anyone who has good taste. This April, the team are working on a new venture that will see them put their stamp on Canary Wharf. Roe will be a nose-to-tail concept focusing on underappreciated produce and if the magic they created at Fallow is anything to go by, you know your mouth will be in good hands. There will be a chef’s table, a terrace overlooking the canal and a green wall system where you’ll find all sorts sprouting, from Padron peppers to seasonal herbs. When 22nd April rolls around, you know where we'll be. 

Roe New Restaurant Canary Wharf | DesignMyNight

Just when you thought Canary Wharf couldn't get any better, the team at Fallow roll in.

Searcys Bubbly Show: Pop Open Bottles Of Champagne With A Sword

Bookable: 26th & 27th April 

Searcys - who are connoisseurs for all things champagne - hosted a bubbly show last year and they’re doing it all over again in 2024. Grab a £60 ticket and make your way to the very beautiful Carlton House Terrace in St James on 26th and 27th April for an elegant weekend celebrating of all things fizz. Entry includes light bites and 10 tasting glasses of champagne from some of the biggest names in the biz, including Perrier-Jouët, Drappier and Taittinger. There’s an option to do a lot more too, like a Champagne dinner, afternoon tea - plus for those brave enough and in need a new party trick, a masterclass in how to open a bottle of bubbly with an actual sword. 

Searcys Bubbly Show 2024 | DesignMyNight

Bubbles that will blow you away.

BAM Karaoke: Sing 'Angel' By Shaggy In Europe's Largest Karaoke Bar 

Opens: 19th April   

Step away from your hairbrush and stop singing into your bottle of Elvive. BAM Karaoke - Europe’s largest karaoke bar - is coming to London and it’s bringing the art of singing in front of your friends to the next level. Expect 18th-century extravagance with some very funky interior design, 22 private rooms and a chance to relive your entire performance the next day with some high-tech recordings that get dropped into your inbox. Although we’re not entirely convinced we want to see ourselves crucify Shaggy’s ‘Angel’, we are sure that we want to drink Champagne in their cocktail bar BAM BAM and sing some tunes to let our bangs down.

BAM Karaoke Bar Victoria | DesignMyNight

The biggest karaoke bar in Europe is officially coming to London.

Los Mochis: See Why The Second Los Mochis Is Just As Good As The First  

Opens: 11th April

Rooftop season is almost here (goodbye thermal vests) and although we have some pretty fantastic skywards hangouts in our London directory, we’d never shy away from welcoming another. Los Mochis has wowed the masses in Notting Hill with some pretty incredible Japanese and Mexican fusions and it’s taking its creations upwards this April with their brand new opening in Liverpool Street. Jump in the elevator so you can zoom to the ninth floor for tuna poke tostaditos and wagyu carne tataki with a view of London’s skyline at no extra cost. 

Los Mochis Liverpool Street | DesignMyNight

London's newest rooftop restaurant will be one to watch for 2024.

Neverland: Dip Your Toes In The Sand At London's Beach Bar

Opens: 26th April   

Ever set foot on the sandy shores of Fulham? If not, number one - we promise you it exists and number two - it’s more than worth pencilling in a trip for. Neverland is one of London’s most loved summer pop-ups and it’s back this April, bringing a slice of Ibiza to the Big Smoke. You can book out day beds and beach huts, play beer pong and darts, all while drinking cocktails and dipping your toes in the sand. They’ve got a quirky lineup of themed brunches too, including Mean Girls, Love Island and Mamma Mia. We've got three words for you: Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie. 

Neverland Pop-Up Fulham 2024 | DesignMyNight

Beach please. 

Gingerline: Dine In A Hot Air Balloon And Explore the World

Bookable Until: the foreseeable

They were a huge hit back in 2018 and after zero news from the team since the pandemic, we thought that was it. But Gingerline are back in 2024 with their immersive dining experience that wowed the minds of thousands. The storyline will see you travelling the world in a gigantic hot air balloon with 360-degree animated projections, puppetry, mind-boggling circus acts, seamless choreography, and four courses of amazing dishes across 90 minutes. This is an experience like no other, and although your feet never actually touch the ground, rest assured you’ll be flying high when you walk out the door. 

Gingerline Immersive Dining 2024

Gingerline are back and it's worth dropping in.

SUSHISAMBA: Zoom 40 Floors Up To Check Out London's New Sky Bar

Opens: April 

You might know SUSHISAMBA for its, well, sushi, but it’s upping the ante this month with a brand-new bar. The iconic restaurant on the 39th floor of Heron Tower is ascending one more level, creating an exclusive space and lounge where your cocktails will be served with East London following you around the room like the Mona Lisa. There will be a mirrored walkway that’s guaranteed to look good on camera, a gilded canopy entrance, and if you have the excuse, you can always book out the space for a private dinner. The theatrics won't stop at the view either - you'll dine from a table that gets lowered from the ceiling above.

Sushisamba New Bar Heron Tower 2024 | DesignMyNight

SUSHISAMBA are onto something special with their new bar.

UBA: Head To Shoreditch For 25% Off Food And A Free Cocktail 

From: 2nd to 7th April

A free drink and money off your food bill? Sign us up. UBA is a brand new restaurant in Shoreditch and its mission is to transport you to Asia's most vibrant cities with a menu that takes inspiration from Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Paul Greening, the chef at the helm of the operation who's worked at Aqua Restaurant Group and Novikov, will wow taste buds with golden gyoza, hearty bowls of ramen, new-style sushi (we're as intrigued as you are) and fluffy hirata buns, and that's just the small plates. Interiors pay homage to Asian mythology and there's an air of opulence too, with lava stone tabletops, red and gold accents and an intimate dining room that's hidden from prying eyes. 

UBA Shoreditch Resztaurant Opening 2024 | DesignMyNight

A new restaurant in Shoreditch? We're UBA grateful. 

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