Pizza, Pimm's, regattas, rock 'n' roll – and a Mr Whippy for good measure. Weather: we're starting summer without you
Words by Charlotte Cox More
It's not that often that Farringdon gets compared to a Croatian beach. But we're about to do it. Because on Saturday, the area's super-club Ministry of Sound becomes filled with Dalmatian coastline vibes, to get us right in the mood for Defected Croatia festival 2016. Taking to the decks are Roger Sanchez – who's having a busy weekend – along with Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore, Franky Rizardo, Dario D'Attis and Man Without A Clue. House hedonism guaranteed; Croatian sunshine not so much, we're afraid.
2 July; £26
It's true that everyone likes getting flowers. But it's even more true that everyone likes getting flowers and cocktails and pizza AND Mr Whippy ice cream. This is very much the philosophy behind new Paddington canal-side hangout Heist Bank, which brings you all of the above things under one roof. What's more, the pizzas are traditionally wood-fired, the flowers on sale are by Botanique and the cocktails put new twists on classics such as the Dark & Stormy. There are even bikes for hire for a ride along the water. Though probably not after too many Dark & Stormys....
Heist Bank, 5 North Wharf Road, Paddington, W2 1LA