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Combining hot tubs and classic movies, Hot Tub Cinema is a great option for anyone who’s bored of their local multiplex. Lucky enough to give it a whirl earlier this week, here’s what I liked best about it:
1. The tubs: Heated to 40 degrees and with optional bubbles, the 20 inflatable tubs hold up to eight people (hot tip: if you like your tub extra-toasty, plump for a small one).
2. The setting: The pop-up tubs are sited on Shoreditch’s Rockwell Rooftop, an arts and creative hub which enjoys a panoramic city skyline, as well as bags of urban charm and eye-popping graffiti artwork.
3. The movies: The Summer of Tub kicks off with great British movies including The Full Monty, Withnail & I, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Bridget Jones’s Diary. There are two screens and a surround-sound system so film-goers can hear the dialogue above the bubbles.
4. The tub-side waiter service: You won’t have to leave the comfort of the hot tub if you fancy a drink as it will be brought to you by friendly and attentive waiters, along with a variety of food, from cinema-style snacks to BBQ fodder, some of which will inevitably end up floating in the tub!
5. Making friends: You’re half-naked and in a hot tub with a bunch of strangers; if you’re single, this is a great place to meet new people. And if you’re in a couple, Hot Tub Cinema is a good option for a memorable date night.
Hot Tub Cinema is taking place four days a week from Thursday to Sunday for the first two weeks of every month until September. Tickets are £30 per person or £240 for a private tub for up to eight people. For the full programme, click here.