Out with the old and in with the new. London’s very own Magic Roundabout, housed in the middle of Old Street Roundabout, has wasted no time in revamping itself and unveiling a new look for the Winter months.
Don’t expect a ‘Winter Wonderland meets Silicon Roundabout’ aesthetic though. Instead organisers have crafted a different kind of transformation and the Magic Roundabout is now a heated and tented ‘Decades’ inspired glittering wonderland.
Accessible via a secret staircase in the tube station, the new spectacle will take you on a journey through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Begin in the main bar area which heralds the 80’s disco era and move towards the back to experience the glory of flower power with a Woodstock section. There’s an 80’s style Playboy lounge to give a nod to Hugh and the bunnies while the 90’s are housed in the VIP area.
The space is impressively sized and benefits the style of the new theme, allowing for excitement and delight at every turn as you uncover a new section or nook-and-cranny. The outdoor seating area is also partially covered to allow some comfort while you’re out there.
The opening night featured a flower-adorned photo booth complete with props and queues galore and a glitter stand also featured in our midst, where artists happily added sparkles to party-goers, making us feel like we were back at Secret Garden Party.
Last but not least, the food!
Magic Roundabout is the HQ for Burger Bear, so expect the burgers to be flowing when you turn up alongside Smokin’ Lotus who’ll be on hand with Asian BBQ’d pork and beef. Both will be joined by Skins, founded by Simon Mitchell, personal chef to heavy rockers Metallica, which will be dishing out crispy loaded potato skins filled with such deliciousness as Fleetwood Mac & Cheese and the Mighty Mexican.
Upcoming highlights in store include a Liquid D&B party from Sine with Commix headlining on 4th November and a Wasted Chic Christmas Market on 5th December. The venue is also available for private hire and you can the full line up of events and the Christmas Brochure on the Magic Roundabout website: www.magicroundabout.co
Magic Roundabout – Old Street Roundabout, London EC1Y 1BE
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