Yes, the orange tinged rumours are indeed true. There’s an Aperol Lido coming to London in celebration of the punchy favourite, Aperol Spritz, reaching a whopping 100 years old. Despite “getting on a bit” the Aperol Spritz still tastes flipping good, but what’s even better is a whole lido of the stuff. Orange you glad you clicked on this article?
For just eight days only, Londoners can quench their thirsts by splashing about in an Aperol pool. The orange-hued extravaganza arrives in Shoreditch in May for eight nights only – so think fast! The initiative comes as part of Aperol Spritz Big Birthday Social and will see guests immersing themselves in a colour more often seen on Donald Trump’s face. The spritz, that’s enough to make Tango jealous, will feature orange slice floats, making for the perfect selfie opportunities. You can dip in toes but drinking it probs prohibited, what with germs and all. Either way, we can’t imagine this is how most 100-year-olds celebrate their birthday!
If you’re reading this thinking you’re having some sort of weird, orange dream, think again as there’ll even be waterfall of the stuff. Yikes. It’s no longer raining men, it’s raining Aperol and we’re perfectly OK with either. You can additionally take a ride on the UK’s first ever revolving Aperol carousel bar or take a seat in the giant Aperol Spritz glass-shaped ball pit with friends.
With every £10 ticket, guests will be treated to two Aperol spritzes, plus a traditional Italian aperitivo snack. Shoreditch Electric Light Station, N1 6HD. Thu May 23-Sun May 26, and Wed May 29-Sat Jun 1 (6pm-10pm on weeknights, noon-10pm on Saturdays and noon-8pm on Sunday). Book tickets here