Niche hang outs: The top UK picks

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Oliver Peoples is a brand that oozes unique charm and intelligence. Their products manage to maintain an edge that dubs them ‘alternative’ but maintains a traditionalist type of ‘look.’ The consumers of Oliver Peoples Sunglasses shun the mainstream. They crave the finer things in life but reject the arrogant behaviour that is often associated with it. When they are looking for a place to hang out with their friends, they look for locations that are quirky in their appearance and don’t appeal to the masses.

Take a look at the coolest hangouts in cities across the UK. The only thing you’ll need to bring are your Oliver Peoples Sunglasses.

The Attendant, 27A Foley Street, London

Fancy eating in a Victorian public lavatory? Probably not. But the good news is that this little piece of history has been transformed into a quirky little café. Enjoy good quality, sustainable coffee and wholesome food products. It’s fresh, it is fun and it’s certainly innovative. Swap your sunglasses for a pair of Oliver Peoples Glasses and spend the afternoon with a good book.

Roof Garden Playground, Great John Street, Manchester

Situated on the outer reaches of Manchester’s popular shopping district The Roof Garden Playground offers a fun and relaxing spot to enjoy the city’s skyline. Pop in for a well-earned drink after work or spend a Saturday afternoon in sophistication at Manchester’s best kept secret!

The Olive Shed, Floating Harbour, Bristol

Where do you go on a sunny afternoon in Bristol? Why not watch the day go by at the Olive Shed. Situated on the waterfront this quirky restaurant serves Mediterranean- style tapas all day long. With fresh produce and traditional cookery, this unique eatery offers a rustic kind of luxury.

Hillhead Bookclub, Vinicombe Street, Glasgow

Ok, so you might have to take off your Oliver Peoples Sunglasses for this one. A restaurant come bar, this eclectic hangout is set in an old cinema. Very much a 90’s throw back, party goers can enjoy fairly lights, bunting, Nintendo and ping pong, as well as great music. Retro is certainly the word to describe this place.

Commonhall Street Social, Commonhall Street, Chester

Tucked away in one of Chester City’s many side streets, this place offers a great place to hook up with friends and relax on their exposed outside terrace. Offering a summer vibe, Commonhall Street Social offers a range of sharing platters and menu choices. This popular favourite is certainly worth a visit.

National Museum of Scotland’s Rooftop Terrace, Chamber Street, Edinburgh 

Perhaps you’re the strong and silent arty type looking for a peaceful place to enjoy the fresh Scottish air? The rooftop terrace is the National Museum of Scotland’s crowning glory, offering panoramic views of the whole city it’s the perfect place to take your camera or your sketchbook.

Probe Records, The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool

Liverpool is the northern home of music, founding renowned musical talents such as The Beatles and Cilla Black, so it’s only fitting that we send you and your Oliver Peoples shades to Probe Records. This little place has been supporting the Liverpool music scene for decades and is still popular today.

Altrincham Market, Greenwood Street, Altrincham 

Surely ticks all of the boxes for an afternoon out: Vintage market stalls, great food, good ale and live music. Probably one of the best markets the North West has to offer, Altrincham is a fantastic host. Wander round the market stalls and then explore the artisan eateries in the food court. The best part is that it’s open in the evening too- often with live bands creating a chilled out mood for all.

The Belgrave Music Hall, Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds

According to the Belgrave Music Hall a bar doesn’t just have to be a bar. Located in the vibrant Northern Quarter caters to everyone. Spread across three floors the venue comprises of 2 bars, two kitchens, an event space and a rooftop bar. The kitchen serves freshly prepared canteen style food. The bar offers cask ales, cocktails as well as tea and coffee. Since opening they have hosted live music, comedy, film nights and art exhibitions. They even do a little a bit of yoga.

It doesn’t matter what style your Oliver Peoples Sunglasses are. There are so many hidden hangout gems in the UK to test out your newly purchased eyewear. What’s in your local area?


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