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There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

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There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

There’s A Psychedelic Party On A Shoreditch Rooftop, And You’re Invited

Photo: Graham Turner

Shoreditch’s Queen of Hoxton rooftop bar has taken on the theme A Tribute To Dr Strange this year, in a bid to transport revellers back to the flower power age of the 1960s.

Rainbow food adorns the menu, including this psychedelic ice cream sandwich (clearly e-numbers weren’t a concern in the 60s). Burgers, fish and salads are also on the menu, for those with less of a sweet tooth.

Photo: Graham Turner

Ice cream floats, slushies and themed cocktails will cool rooftop-goers down on those long, hot summer days while they take in views of the City and the East End.

Photo: Graham Turner

The decor of the roof garden is every bit as eye-catching as the food, and best of all, entry is free.

We’re not entirely sure what this is, but we wouldn’t want to meet it down a dark alley. Photo: Graham Turner

Special events take place on the rooftop throughout the summer, including film screenings, flower garland workshops, and, for those who really want to embrace their inner hippie, festival clothing customisation sessions. Check the website for upcoming events (there’s a charge for most events).

Those not gifted with a sweet tooth won’t starve. Photo: Graham Turner

Queen of Hoxton summer rooftop is open 7 days a week, 12pm-10pm (closed for special events — worth checking before you go). Entry is free.

Love this? Check out London’s other rooftop bars open this summer.

THE LAVA LAMP TURNS 50

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HOW A LAVA LAMP WORKS
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Ana Christy

The Lava Lamp Turns 50 By ERIC NEWILL/THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2013 The ’60s taught us not to trust anyone over 30. Unfortunately, we’ve had to abandon this quaint dictum, as Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney have reached 70, and even Twiggy is 63! This week we celebrate the 50th birthday of another ubiquitous ’60s icon, one whose presence in a home guaranteed the owner a measure of hip sophistication: the Lava Lamp. SEE ALSO: Vintage Tupperware: Why We Can’t Put a Lid on Our Obsession In 1963, a classic British eccentric, Edward Craven-Walker, was in a pub (where else?), watching bubbles dance in a liquid-filled egg timer. It struck him that if he replaced the liquid with a mix of wax and carbon tetrachloride, and heated this gelatinous goo with a small bulb, the effect would produce slow-moving colored orbs and shapes. It hit at just the right time, when psychedelics were beginning to influence the cultural landscape in art, music and interior decoration.