It’s not actually a castle. It’s a boat. A boat with layers of entertainment. There’s a comedy club and a night club in the bottom deck, to a chilled out lounge bar in the middle with couches and, on the top deck, a beautiful place to sit and have a drink on a summer evening, overlooking the Thames. The Tattershall Castle is smack in the middle of tourist territory along Embankment just right of Embankment underground station, so in the summer it can get crowded, but we’ve always had good times there. (Just watch out because the rocking of the boat makes you feel tipsy before you’ve even had a drink and makes you discount the number of drinks you have had once you start!) I popped in for a drink with a friend the other night and thought I’d take a few photos for you.
If you’re up for a bit of mid-week madness, head over to Cargo in Shoreditch on Tuesday night for some tunes mixed by an all female lineup. (It’s Christmas week anyway!) The event is organised by Chris McShee to support See You Next Tuesday, a series V-Day events coming up in March that highlight the ongoing issue of violence against women.
Cargo’s a great night out if you haven’t been. It might be a bit cold for the graffiti-walled outdoor patio and dance floor, but the venue has a cool, vibe and is definitely worth a visit. For more on the lineup, check out the event page on Cargo’s website.
(Here’s a shot of the Cargo graffiti from my last visit…)
Place: Cargo, 83 Rivington St., Shoreditch EC2A 3AY Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2009 Time: 8pm – 1am Cost: Limited early bird tickets are £5 or £6 at the door