Wednesday, July 1, 2009

American Expats Celebrating 4th of July in London

What is an American Expat living in London to do this Fourth of July? I don't know about you, but I can't bare to celebrate Independence Day without a barbecue, fireworks and other Americans!

Whether you're looking for a picnic at the park, boat party on the Thames River, or a late night getting your freak on at the clubs, here are some events to consider:

The London Expat American Meetup Group will be hosting their 7th annual 4th of July Picnic at Battersea Park! The event is FREE of charge all day and everyone is welcome. They will set up in the grassy area in front of the Pump House Art Gallery, which is rented for the event and will have two fully stocked bars in operation as well as clean toilet facilities. There will be softball games and impromptu frisbee playing. Guests are encouraged to bring American footballs, volleyballs, kites or just bring a blanket and a bottled water (which is all you really need)!

(Over 900 people showed up to last year's event)

Or if you're looking for some "sun-drenched" (if we're lucky) fun on a boat filled with local musical talent, you should check out the Green Man on the Boat Party. From 2pm to 7pm, the all-inclusive cruise up the Thames River promises a little debauchery and some of the finest musical happenings including newcomers 6 Day Riot and folktronica artist James Yuill. Tickets are available for £20 plus booking fee, click here to purchase.

But if you happen to be a night owl, the APT Bar is offering a £5 guest list if you RSVP here. Open until 4am, guests are encouraged to sport red, white or blue (or all three)!

Any of these events tickle your fancy? If not, check out Time Out London's comprehensive list of Yankee-themed celebrations!

Let's hope the sun decides to keep us nice and thirsty all weekend long. Have a happy Fourth of July!

1 comment:

Cafe Bebe said...

Aw, wish I could have been there! :) My barbecue didn't have fireworks or near as many people! ;p