This summer we’ve been united by the World Cup, our heatwave chat and most importantly of all, Love Island. But like all good things, it must come to an end, except this heatwave, that seems to be eternal now. It’s time to say goodbye to Old Laura, New Laura, Old Jack, New Jack, Alex, Alex and the rest of the gang and more than likely congratulate Jani on winning. Here are the five places to catch the final:
Got a Text!
Got a textttt! And it says you’re invited to the Love Island party at Street Pizza. The Gordon Ramsay restaurant will serving up bottomless pizza (which they have named after the remaining couples, we’re waiting to see what they call them as the only pun we came up with is the ham and Paulnapple…) for £15 and before the final they’ll be hosting a quiz, where you can prove just how much of a fan you really are.
Where: 10 Bread Street, Cheapside, EC4M 9AJ
Listen to Win!
Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay are hosting a Love Island final viewing party at The Ham Yard Hotel and whilst tickets have sold out you can still win them on Monday by listening to the breakfast show. Attending the party will be last year’s finalist Marcel Somerville, singer Max George (formerly of The Wanted) and this year’s contestants Eyal Booker and everyone’s favourite glasses wearer, Alex Miller. The evening will raise funds for Capital’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise, which gives a voice and a lifeline to small charities and projects that are struggling to be heard.
Where: One Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT
100% Our Type on Paper
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t find Studio 88’s Love Island party 100% our type on paper. They’ll be complimentary popcorn throughout the evening, a limited-edition Dr Love cocktail for just £5 and a Champagne and cocktail hour running from 5pm until 8pm all before they show the final on multiple big screens. If you’re on a date and looking to impress, then you can go all out with a two-course meal for £20 or three courses for £25. Crack on.
Where: 47 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DH, UK
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Do Bits Society
We all want to be part of the Do Bits Society, but we can’t, so we’ll settle for being part of the Boxpark Society. Yup Boxpark Croydon, that is Croydon this time New Jack, not Croyde, will be screening the final. Arrive early to hear the biggest love anthems supplied by resident DJ Nadia Jae and other special guests before the free screening at 9pm.
Where: 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD
Stay Loyal Babes
We know you, your loyal babe, that’s why you’ve watched over 50 episodes, given up nights out and put your own love life on hold. So to reward you for loyalty babes, The Regent in Balham will not only be screening the final but also, you’ll get bottomless bubbles when you dine for just £15.
Where: 21 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JB
Love Island Heads to Leicester Square
It really says something about Love Island that one of the nation’s biggest cinema groups is giving up a screen at their Leicester Square venue in order to show the final for free – such is the scale of the show’s popularity. With Love Island clothes, albums, water bottles, wash bag, the book and all the spin off shows, surely Love Island the Feature Film is going to be next?
Where: Leicester Square, 3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7AL
We'd Like to Couple Up With
Football didn’t come home, but the melts are. The Book Club will screening this epic final. Yes, our national pride isn’t rested on it like the football, but you know it’s going to be just as emotional. Guaranteed to be just as fun as the parties in the villa, The Book Club team will be serving up tropical cocktails and you’ll be able to win drinks with your best drawings. And that’s why we’d like to couple up with The Book Club.
Where: 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH