The Aperol Sundial Social

Gabriel’s Pier
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This event ended on Sunday 15th of July 2018


Venue Information

Gabriel's Wharf
Upper Ground, SE1 9PP

Nearest Stations

Blackfriars 0.23 miles


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According to research* from Italian spirits brand Aperol, over half (56%) of Brits think they have lost all spontaneity – with a fifth of Londoners (22%) saying they haven’t been for a spontaneous drink with a friend in over 5 months.

To help solve this, and encourage Londoners to embrace a more easygoing Italian approach to socialising, Aperol is bringing The Aperol Spritz Sundial Social back to London’s Southbank from 11th – 15th July. This pop up bar will offer ‘gratuiti’ Aperol Spritz to Londonders, so that they can rediscover the joy of spontaneous fun with friends and experience a taste of Italy’s aperitivo culture.

The ‘Aperitivo Hours’ in Italy are a unique ritual, built around a natural casual get together at the end of the day, over a drink or two – and for years these golden hours in Italy have begun with an Aperol Spritz, the nation’s number one cocktail**. The first sip of an Aperol Spritz unlocks the possibilities of the evening ahead.

To help Londonders start their evening the Italian way, the Aperol Spritz Sundial Social will offer a perfectly balanced Aperol Spritz serve – completely free of charge – when the sundial strikes ‘aperitivo hour’ at 5pm. There is no need to book in advance – just turn up, order your free Aperol Spritz and enjoy the contagious Italian fun. With music and nibbles, as well as Aperol fussball and table tennis, simply soak up the sun with friends and see where the evening takes you.

What? The return of The Aperol Spritz Sundial Social, a pop-up installation on London’s South bank with free Aperol Spritz for all when the 20ft wide sundial hits aperitivo hour

The pop-up installation and bar will be located in the Queen’s Stone area in Southbank adjacent to the Thames and alongside Oxo Tower by Bernie Spain Gardens. For exact location, please click here.

Open on 11th to 14th July from 5-9pm and 15th July from 12-4pm, The Aperol Spritz Sundial Social will offer a complimentary spritz per person, to ensure guests starts their evening the Italian way.

The Aperol Spritz Sundial Social follows from the popularity of the recent The Aperol Big Spritz Social, which popped up for 8 days near Hoxton Square in June – and for more information on Aperol Spritz events taking place over the summer, visit website.


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