John Lewis Summer Rooftop brings a festival feel high above the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street – Roof Fest London…
If there’s anything we love most in the world, it’s a rooftop bar. There’s something about finding a hidden oasis, floors above the busy streets below, that has us racing up to order a mojito before you can even say shaken or stirred. And this year John Lewis & Partners Rooftop – Roof Fest London is offering a festival themed escape complete with bookable boho flower dens, a caravan stage, music, street food and delicious cocktails.
Following on the success of last year, John Lewis are presenting Oxford Street’s first festival in the sky, where you can immerse yourselves in the fun of festivals- minus the muddy wellies and having to sleep on the floor. There will be a whole host of eclectic acts and activities, from live musical performances to extravagant dining experiences, masterclasses and cinema screenings. Kicking off the bank holiday weekend will be singer, songwriter and producer Femme on Saturday 20th April, with different performances, DJ sets and festival themed makeovers through the weekend. There will be DJ sets taking over the roof every Friday and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays to keep you partying all summer long.
Food wise at John Lewis Summer Rooftop Roof Fest London, you can tuck into Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen for a range of delicious Filipino family recipes. You will be treated to celebrated dishes such as the Lechon Kawali – Crispy Fragrant Pork Belly, Adobo Glazed Chicken, Grilled Aubergine Satay Curry and Asian Roots Salad. Plus new for this year, John Lewis Summer Rooftop is introducing ‘walk-in Wednesdays’ to ensure festival goers will have an opportunity to try the delicious Filipino inspired delicacies on offer, even if they haven’t had a chance to book. For those who prefer more intimate dining, an exclusive offering will be available for groups of 4 to 10 in one of the bookable Dens, with the Boho, Garden and Cherry Blossom Dens as well as the Caravan Stage, there’s a style to suit everyone.
And for those looking to soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand (because it’s summer, so why not?!) enjoy a range of delicious tipples from Background Bars at Roof Fest London. Easing into the warmer evenings, Summer of Love (£10.50) with Beefeater Gin, Elderflower, Lemon, Cucumber and Fentimans Soda is set to deliver the perfect sundowner whilst Chilli Margaritas, Pyramid Spritzs and the signature Roof Fest London cocktails (£10) made with Havana 3yo rum, Banana Liquor, tangy passion fruit and mint will leave you feeling as if you’re sipping on the delights of summer.
With a weekend-long celebration in store for guests, the John Lewis Summer Rooftop Roof Fest London launches on Friday 19th April. With delicious cocktails, street food, live music and so much more, it is the hot spot of the summer. For more information on performances planned across the bank holiday visit: https://www.johnlewis.com/our-services/roof-garden