Four Olympic-themed venues

With Rio 2016 starting this week, Event takes a look at venues with Olympic spirit.

Cocobananas at Bunga Bunga: getting into the spirit of Brazil ahead of the Olympic Games
Cocobananas at Bunga Bunga: getting into the spirit of Brazil ahead of the Olympic Games

Bunga Bunga

This Battersea bar has transformed itself into London's ultimate Brazilian hub, featuring an Olympic-themed pop-up upstairs in South American-inspired beach shack, Cocobananas. The pop-up is decked out with the flags of Brazil, palm trees, banana leaves, beach balls, exotic flowers and lounge chairs and will feature a Caipirinha bar, a dedicated Olympic-themed cocktail menu and Samba dancers. Cocobananas will be kicking off the Opening Ceremony on 5 August with a Brazilian-inspired supper club hosted by Natalie Salmon of the Latina Cook, with a menu transporting guests all the way to exotic Brazil. The Cocobananas Olympic pop-up will be available for private hire during the Olympic games and caters for up to 210 guests.

Where 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA


BeachEast FanZone 

Part of BeachEast, the UK's largest urban beach in East London, which features one thousand tons of sand shovelled on Stratford Waterfront, the BeachEast FanZone will be open throughout the Rio Olympic Games from 6-21 August, including late into the evening. Visitors can expect live entertainments, themed events and competitions and two beach bars - Pub Tropicana and Coconut Joe’s bar, alongside several food options and a Rio Carnival atmosphere.  

Where Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Rivington Shoreditch 

Dine against an Olympic backdrop at the Rivington Shoreditch. The restaurant has teamed up with gallerist Carl Freedman to exhibit the eight official prints for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics for the whole month of August. The exclusive set of eight includes vibrant, eye-catching prints created by the likes of Tracey Emin, Eddie Peake, Anne Hardy, David Shrigley, Howard Hodgkin, Sarah Jones, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Benjamin Senior. 

Where 28-30 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DZ

Contact 020 7729 7053


EventsHere is a 1.2 million sq ft campus for the creative and digital industries, located in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Formerly the Press and Broadcast Centre, used during the 2012 London Olympics, EventsHere consists of 37,000 sq ft of event space and is suited to film screenings, art installations, product launches, conferencing, award shows, TED-style talks, employee engagement, dinners and parties.

Where Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 


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