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Happy July 4th!
Independence Day in the UK 2018

July 4th lands on a Wednesday this year – with the weather set to be warm, the sun set to be shining, and with the UK getting into the habit of celebrating Independence Day annually, there are loads of events and parties you can attend to get your July 4th fix. Here are just a few to whet your appetite!

Independence Day Wine Extravaganza at Smith & Wollensky London

July 4th: Join us at Smith & Wollensky for the ultimate summer wine fair, showcasing some of the best producers from around the world and hosted by leading experts from the wine industry.

Sample from a selection of over 70 wines from a host of internationally renowned wine producers including:
Chateau Ste Michelle – Kendall Jackson – Duckhorn Vineyards
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Rodney Strong – J. Lohr – Federalist
Bouchard Pere et Fils – Marchesi – Antinori – William Fevre
Marques de Murrieta – Louis Martini

The wines being shown are all available on our extensive wine list, so if you find something you like, why not stay for lunch or dinner and enjoy a bottle with our famous USDA Prime Steaks.

Wine Fair Tickets: £25
What's included: Access to the wine fair and the opportunity to sample from a selection of over 70 wines.

Wine Fair Tickets & 3-Course Set Menu: £60
What's included: Access to the wine fair and the opportunity to sample from a selection of over 70 wines and enjoy a sumptuous 3-Course Set Menu.

For bookings, telephone 020 7321 6007, visit www.smithandwollensky.co.uk or email lilian@smithandwollensky.co.uk

Smith & Wollensky London, The Adelphi Building, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT

Bodean's July 4th PIG OUT for £10

It's Independence Day, and that can only mean one thing – it's time to PIG OUT!

On July 4th, Bodean's BBQ are extending their PIG OUT offer, so you can enjoy their succulent Ribs all day long. The PIG OUT offer is for a whole slab of baby back ribs, fries and slaw for just £10. Plus, for £3.50 extra, you can grab yourself a pint of Boss Hog, or a refill of a soft drink, or a 175ml glass of house red/white wine.

This offer is available all day at Fulham, Old Street, Clapham, Soho, Tower Hill & Covent Garden, and from 5pm at Balham & Muswell Hill.

For reservations, visit bodeansbbq.com

Shepherd's American-themed Menu

Come and enjoy an American-themed menu in Shepherd's, the Westminster Institution.

Shepherd's boasts a comprehensive selection of rare Bourbons so don't forget to taste them!

For reservations, telephone 020 7834 9552, or visit www.shepherdsrestaurant.co.uk

Shepherd's, Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4LA

Independence Day
at All Star Lanes

During Independence Day week, from July 1st to 8th, All Star Lanes are offering a special, limited edition treat – red, white and blue pancakes!

For reservations and more details, go to www.allstarlanes.co.uk

Celebrate American Independence Day with Democrats Abroad UK

July 1 from noon to 5pm in Portman Square, Marylebone, London

Enjoy entertainment all day and mouthwatering American and international food and drink from popular London vendors. There will be American-themed games and activities throughout the day.

Buy your tickets at: https://dauk-picnic-2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Red Rooster Shoreditch
All-American Block Party

Red Rooster Shoreditch – Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant at The Curtain – is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day with an All-American Block Party, on Wednesday 4th July. There will be live music, in true Rooster style, with two performances of NOLA style brass beats, a wing-eating competition and free rounds of Jack Daniels for those that can prove their American-citizenship (flash a US passport, recite the Star-Spangled Bann...). The restaurant is also staying open until 1am with a shortened late-night menu.

Food and cocktails include: Crispy Bird Sandwich (Brioche bun, rooster sauce, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles); The Lenox Smash Burger (double beef, onion jam, cheddar, chilli aioli); Jack Daniel’s No 7 Soft Serve; Three Days Grace (Jack Daniel’s No 7, oloroso sherry, cinnamon syrup, orange, lemon, Angostura Aromatic Bitters); Apple Pie Gimlet (Bombay Sapphire, apple pie syrup, lime)

Red Rooster Shoreditch, 45 Curtain Road, London EC2A 4PT. For reservations go toredroosterldn.com

Family Fun for Independence Day at Sulgrave Manor: Sunday 8 July 2018

Sulgrave Manor is celebrating its unique connection and heritage with the USA by hosting a day of fun family-friendly activities in the manor house and garden!

Join us for a relaxed day of make and take crafts, an Independence Trail, American-style food and free garden games. Plus tour the Manor and relax in the garden. The hands-on make-and-take activities include creating firework paintings, making liberty hats and clothes peg pinwheels and using a quill and ink to practice writing a signature just as John Hancock did when signing the Declaration of Independence. The Independence Trail will get families to seek out hidden American Independence figures in the garden. Normal admission prices apply and there is a £1 additional charge per child to participate in the activities listed.

Are you hosting a July 4th event? Let us know! e-mail dan@theamerican.co.uk with details

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