We're only a few days away from our grand opening of studio number 5 at Waterloo! Seeing the occasion, we've compiled a team list of South Bank favourites and to give you a lil' glimpse of what to expect on opening night...
Where to eat: Island Poké
The team at Island Poké is all about serving fresh, exciting and vibrant fast food and livening up your day whilst they’re at it. Poké bowls are the ever-evolving modern take on the traditional Hawaiian dish of marinated raw fish served over rice with delicious toppings. Along with the food, they have adopted the laid-back love of life that Hawaiian people have, and they want to spread the good vibes - just like Boom! Their aim is to transport you to an island state of mind with each and every bite of our food.
They're also neighbours to us! Turn right as you exit our studio and you will see them at the end of the complex.
Boom notes: A lunchtime shake & ride followed by a poké for lunch is the real deal!
Where to drink: Skylon
Find Skylon on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre where you can find stunning views from huge floor-to-ceiling windows.
The restaurant features modern British cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere separated by a stunning centerpiece bar, which is renowned for its fabulous cocktails.
Did you know Skylon takes its name from the original iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain? The restaurant’s design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same period, with unique contemporary touches. Glam!
Boom notes: Perfect for that post-Boom date night, or bring your parents here next time they're in London!
Where to cure your sweet tooth: SNOG
You know THAT iconic bright pink double decker parked on the South Bank? SNOG is known for their freshly made, natural and fat-free organic yoghurt comes in five mouth-watering flavours, including mango, chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel and vegan coconut, topped with your choice of hand-cut fruit, gluten-free baked brownies, chocolate and nuts.
Enjoy it all in SNOG’s very own customised double-decker bus, where the upper deck has been transformed into a vibrant, colourful world that looks right across the Thames.
Boom notes: Catch up with a friend here over a SNOG whilst it's still light out!
Where to chill: Southbank Skate Space
Southbank Skate Space, in the Undercroft beneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, is a world-famous skateboarding spot and free creative space, accessible 24 hours a day.
Covered in colourful graffiti, the charismatic space is used by skateboarders, BMXers, street artists, photographers and many, many more from the local and surrounding area, all across the UK and from all around the globe.
Opened in 1967 and first used by skateboarders back in 1973, the Southbank undercroft is the world’s longest continually used skate spot.
Boom notes: When you're not riding the bike, come live the British skate culture here and check out how skaters boardslide and flip like a pro!
(Photo by Paul Carstairs - Arup)
Our schedule is all live and ready to book from Tuesday 24th September onwards!
To celebrate our opening, Showtime Photo Booth will be on site on the evening where you can celebrate, take GIF photos and have it sent to your email directly! Check out their website for photo booth hire in London.
Also, the first 100 riders will receive a complimentary shake post-ride! SOOOOO what are you waiting for? Get booked in now and we will see you there!
Closest tube station is Waterloo (York Road entrance). Turn right down York Road as you exit the station and turn right again at Chicheley Street. Facing The London Eye, we are just on your right in the development after Gail's Bakery.
Searching for us on Google Maps? Type in "Boom Cycle Waterloo", et voila!