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A Summer Tale in the Heart of Old Street

‘If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain….’ then you’ll probably love Summer Tales and us quirky London girls are finally here to tell you all about it. After a few mishaps on our first visit (primarily me getting the date wrong) we finally arrived at Old Street tube station on Saturday afternoon eagerly awaiting some Summer fun in the heart London’s hipster district.

As we contemplated how best to spend our time waiting for it to open we noticed a kooky little restaurant across the road called Floripa which had a very summery looking cocktail bar outside.

It wasn’t long before we were sat down in the sunshine with a mojito and a selection of Brazilian snacks to tide us over.

 

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Floripa is a Brazilian bar and restaurant, the perfect spot to sit outside with a drink or two. While we were there I couldn’t resist sneaking off to take a few pictures of the fantastic rainforest themed interior!

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Unfortunately the food was a little disappointing. I was eagerly anticipating the traditional Brazilian deep-fried chicken and cheese balls but unfortunately they were quite dry and tasteless. The chicken wings were better in a tasty marinade but the chips were again too dry and lacked flavour.

 

Finally the gates for Summer Tales were opened and we gleefully made our way inside!


 It was just as good as we had hoped it would be, a large open space crammed full of different nooks and crannies to explore, as well as a variety of mouthwatering food stalls catering for every taste.

 

Downstairs there is a mini beach area complete with deck chairs and an obilgatory coconut shack nearby to really get you in the mood.

 

  

 

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There is a large undercover area downstairs complete with DJ and decks which becomes a dance floor later on.

It was with child-like curiosity that we ascended the stairs to see what was hidden in the tree house section upstairs…
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If you’re interested in going as a group then you can book a cabana, a treehouse or a treetop bungalow. The prices range from £180 (9 capacity) – £625 (25 capacity). Alternatively single tickets are available from £10 per person, just make sure you book well in advance!

After another set of steps we discovered what turned out to be our favourite bar. We could pretend it was the great vibe and the awesome music that won us over but the truth is it was the giant swings by the bar!

 

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Big enough for two to share, once we’d nabbed one we couldn’t seem to drag ourselves off.

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The delightful pink and white cushions are wonderfully comfortable. One word of warning though, they slip off VERY easily. As two neighbouring swingers (not that kind naughty!) discovered…

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Taking photos instead of helping…. yes we know, we are very bad people!

Tune in to next week’s adventures when Ginnie moves to Fulham and we find out what German treats Oktoberfest bar has to offer.
Aufwiedersehen!

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