Wednesday, 4 July 2012 10:48 AM
From hot dog eating competitions to classy American cocktails, here’s our pick of ways to celebrate Independence Day in London:
American Beer Festival at The White Horse
If you enjoy a good beer and plenty of tasty grub, then the American Beer Festival at The White Horse is the place to go. Tuck in to an American BBQ feast (or if you’re really hungry – the suicide hot wings challenge) and wash it down with beers from the Great Divide, Dark horse, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Fordham, to name but a few. Alongside all of this, MasterChef 2011 finalists Tim Anderson and Tom Whitaker will also be hosting the Pork Life pop-up and will be putting together a four-course pork feast!
The American Beer Festival will run from July 4th to July 8th; Pork Life will be running from July 4th to July 5th. Tickets available at porklifewhitehorse4th.eventbrite.com
Eat, Drink and Bowl at All Star Lanes
Celebrate Independence Day with the Eat, Drink and Bowl package at All Star Lanes. Indulge in the special ‘Independence Day Burger’ topped with braised pork rib end meat and american cheese served with sweet potato fries, sticky short beef rib and creamed potatoes followed by a sweet potato and vanilla pecan pie (phew!) before hitting the bowling lanes. The offer is available from July 1st to 6th at the four All Star Lanes venues.
Cocktails at The Savoy Hotel's American Bar
For a civilised evening sipping world-class cocktails, make your way to The American Bar – recently named World’s Best Hotel Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards – at the iconic Savoy Hotel. Epitomising the 1920s golden age of cocktails in America, guests can listen to American Jazz while they enjoy classic cocktails, mixed by an award-winning team of bartenders.
Hot dog eating competition at The Blues Kitchen
Chomp your way through Independence Day at The Blues Kitchen, who are hosting a 30-minute hot dog eating competition. If you think you’re a contender, then head to Camden and see if you can beat the hot dog king, Ed Conway, whose record stands at 19 hot dogs! Wednesday July 4th 7-8pm.
History at Benjamin Franklin House
As one of the founding fathers of the USA, Benjamin Franklin House – the world's only remaining Franklin home – is the ideal place to visit on the Fourth of July. After exploring the house where Franklin lived for 16 years treat yourself to a glass of bubbly and a slice of cake at their annual Fourth of July party. For more information visit the website.
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