Whether you’re an American in London, an American at heart or just simply looking for an excuse to party, this 4th July is the perfect day for you and there are plenty of places to celebrate Independence Day in South London. You could play beer pong like the frat boys, drink American themed beer and cocktails or listen to your favourite American classics. Here are my choices for your 4th of July celebrations.
Missing America Since 1776
Party like it’s 1776 at The Hope in Peckham this 4th of July. There will be all things American including beer pong, hot dogs and solo cups. There will even be boozy icecream (yum!) from Drunken Dairy. The party starts at 2pm and their resident DJs will be playing the best Dad Rock and Old School Hip Hop Tunes until midnight.
Saturday 4th July; 2:00pm – 12:00am
The Beer Hive
This Brixton beer co-operative will be hosting an Independence Day Party for the beer lovers. There will be a wide range of beer on offer including Coldharbour Hell Yeah! and Smoked Chili Hell Yeah! Clarkshaw’s Brewery is even launching a new American-style IPA called Cowgirl especially to celebrate the 4th of July. There will also be a special BBQ themed menu from Italian supper club Mangia! Mangia!
Saturday 4th July; 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Belinda Road, Off Coldharbour Lane, SW9 7DT
The Exhibit Food Festival
If you’re in Balham this Saturday, head to the Exhibit for their 4th of July food festival. Put on in aid of Kid’s Company there will be food on offer from some of South London’s best restaurants including The Begging Bowl, The Palmerston and Blackbird Bakery. The liquid refreshments will come from local suppliers We Brought Beer and Miller’s Gin.
Saturday 4th July; 12:00pm – 5:00pm
12 Balham Station Road, SW12 9SG
The Half Moon
For lovers of 60s & 70s American soul, blues and funk music, this Putney pub is the place to be. The Half Moon plays host to Jim Kirkpatrick & Heavy Weather plus Ticklin’ the Pink for their Independence Day celebrations. Tickets are available online for £10 or you can pay £12 on the door.
Saturday 4th July; 20:00pm – 01:00am
93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1EU
Summer in the Hamptons
If you want that summer beach feeling (and it feels like the weather will be good enough), get a ticket for the Mondrian’s 4th of July party. Tickets are available online for £45 but that does include a glass of champagne and a market table brunch. Pretty Little Silhouettes will be playing a variety of real American classics followed by a DJ to really get you in that summer mood.
Saturday 4th July; 12:00pm – 5:00pm
20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD
To celebrate Independence Day Time Out is hosting not one, but two silent discos in South London. There will be 3 DJs on 3 different channels – the blue channel being especially dedicated to American music. Depending on your venue you can be partying in a tower looking over the Thames or in Western Europe’s tallest building. Get your tickets online!
Friday 3rd July; 9:00pm – 2:00am
Altitude at Millbank Tower, 21 – 24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
Saturday 4th July; 10:00pm – 2:00am
The View from the Shard, Joiner Street, SE1 9SP
Belushi’s Independence Day Party
If you’re feeling a bit homesick, or just want to party like an American then Belushi’s have the frat party for you. There will be burgers, beer pong tournaments and hot wing challenges plus the ability to shake your body to the classic America rock anthems. Get there before 10:00pm for some awesome drink deals!
189 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8JA
Belushi’s London Bridge
161 – 165 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR