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What's OnBarbenheimer: Your Plan For Release Day

Barbenheimer is here!

  • Dates 21/07/2023
  • Location Leicester Square, London, UK
  • Price £-£££

On the 21st of July, Barbie and Oppenheimer hit the silver screens in cinemas.

You might be wondering what Barbie and Oppenheimer have in common. Well, the truth is, they couldn't be more different from each other. However, they do share one thing: both were brought to life by exceptional directors and an illustrious, star-studded cast. These two films have been generating all the buzz, and it's no surprise that they are among the most highly anticipated movies of 2023.

But wait, there's more! We've got the perfect plan for an unforgettable day. Grab your friends, family, or favorite popcorn, and get ready for a cinematic adventure!

So, clear your schedules and follow our four steps to spending the perfect Barb-enheimer in Leicester Square.

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Stop One: Black Coffee at Crepeaffaire in the London Hippodrome!

Step into a world of entertainment and rich history as you indulge in the perfect cup of black coffee at Crepeaffaire.

Interestingly, it's said that the real-life J. Robert Oppenheimer had quite a diet – a concoction of double martinis and cigarettes.

The Hippodrome, designed by the legendary architect Frank Matcham, has captivated audiences since 1900 with over a century of spectacular shows, including never-seen-before circus acts and Wild West adventures featuring elephants, lions, and bears.

But that's not all! On its grand opening night, the one and only Charlie Chaplin himself took the stage by storm!

Fast forward to today, and while the circus may have moved on, The Hippodrome remains a world-class destination. This historic venue is now home to top-notch restaurants, bars, casinos, and, of course, the perfect cup of black coffee.

Kickstart your day adventure with your caffeine fix at Crepeaffaire in The Hippodrome. And if you're tempted by their mouthwatering crepes, go ahead and treat yourself – we don't blame you!

Stop Two: Watch Oppenheimer at Odeon in Leicester Square

Be the first to experience the thrilling biographical masterpiece, Oppenheimer, at Odeon in Leicester Square. The very place where the UK premiere of Oppenheimer took place on 21st July! Welcoming the faces of Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Rami Malek, and many other celebrities to grace the red carpet.

Step into the world of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the genius physicist who forever changed history by creating the first nuclear weapons. Oppenheimer delves deep into the story of a man whose intelligence, overconfidence, and relentless determination transformed the nature of warfare, leading to the deaths of thousands of people, unleashing mass hysteria, and his unyielding efforts to come to terms with the devastating consequences.

Directed by the incredible Christopher Nolan and his team of cinematic wizards, this thrilling film of 2023 features the phenomenal talent of Cillian Murphy and an exceptional ensemble cast.

Located right in the heart of London, Odeon Leicester Square is your ticket to the ultimate cinematic extravaganza. Hurry and secure your tickets today!

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Stop Three: Brunch at Mr Whites

Indulge in a Barbie-inspired brunch with pink afternoon tea, and try their rhubarb spritz, clover club, and strawberry daiquiri cocktails. Feeling fancy without the booze? Try their refreshing non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade – it's the perfect thirst-quencher for a fabulous day out!

Feast on succulent steaks and authentic Italian pizza, all while enjoying Mr. White's London Dry Gin at their vibrant restaurant & bar. It's the first location to serve this fantastic gin!

Come and experience brunch with a twist at Mr. White's!

Stop Four: Watch Barbie at the Odeon

Join the fabulous duo, Barbie and Ken, for an exciting adventure at Cineworld in the heart of Leicester Square! It's the same spot where the glitzy UK premiere of Barbie came to London on the 12th July.

Join Barbie, the iconic character we all love, as she comes to life in an incredible movie directed by the talented Greta Gerwig. The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as the charming Ken. And that's not all – there's a fantastic cast including John Cena and more!

Prepare to be amazed by amazing fashion looks and be captivated by a heartwarming love story as Barbie and Ken venture out of their perfect Barbie Land and into the real world. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions as they navigate life among humans, filled with thrilling moments and hilarious mishaps that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

Cineworld is the perfect place to experience this magical journey. With its blend of old-school charm and modern awesomeness, you're in for a treat.

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