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London gets a slice of Caribbean sunshine as Limin’ Beach Club lands in the capital

There's no need to hop on a plane to feel the sand between your toes

If you’re feeling a bit down about not jetting off on your usual summer holiday this year, then fear not because there’s a new beach in town.

Limin’ Beach Club is located just off the banks of the River Thames, at Gabriel’s Wharf, and is the perfect place to hang out in the sunshine.

The epic space originally opened last year, but 2020 wasn’t exactly a normal year for everyone, so Limin’ Beach Club are putting all their energy into summer 2021.

The venue features three outdoor beaches, bars serving up beers and rum punch (in pineapples), and sizzling Caribbean barbecue dishes – such as jerk chicken, soft shell crab and barbecued sweetcorn – all to the backdrop of chilled-out Soca beats.

Limin’ Beach Club is the creation of Sham Mahabir – a Peckham resident who is originally from Trinidad.

Mr Mahabir promised to bring Trinidadian food to the UK masses pretty much as soon as he landed here 20-something years ago, and that’s exactly what he’s done.

The menu focuses on small plates such as masala chips, aloo pies, wicked wings, and great cocktails – Mr Rum’s Punch and Hemming-my-way are particularly popular.

Limin’ (pronounced ‘lime-in’) is Trinbagonian for relaxing in good company with food, drink, music and barrels of laughter – and it looks like that’s exactly what’s on offer.

In fact, Limin’ Beach Club have recently joined forces with Hedkandi and are bringing Londoners the ultimate beach party on Sunday 27 June.

The epic celebration will feature live DJ sets from Hedkandi founder Mark Doyle as well as Andy Norman, John Jones, Chris Hayton, and even live sax from Emma Frampton.

Gusts can sink their toes in powder-soft sand in the sunshine and enjoy a day and night of iconic beach beats and unforgettable memories at the very first Hedkandi event since the pandemic.

Sponsored by Black Tot Rum and Threeways Rum, the hedonistic party promises revellers a welcome drink and an array of cocktails and drinks, including Mr Rum’s Punch, Beach Tot, Piña Coladas served in pineapples, Threeways Rum & Tonic and Black Tot Espresso Martinis.

Tickets start from £35, with option of a VIP area too. Each ticket includes an eight-hour party, a welcome drink, Caribbean food, a goodie bag full of gifts from Black Tot Rum and Limin’ Beach Club, face painting, body glitter and live photography. For more information, click here.

So, what are you waiting for? Freedom Day might have been delayed, but summer certainly hasn’t been cancelled.

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