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Neil Frame 07/01/70

Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party with Bompas & Parr | Selfridges

Bompas & Parr: you know them.

Whether you’ve heard of their experiments in the world of synaesthesia; tasted their architectural jelly; tried their Wonka-inspired flavour-changing chewing gum or inhaled their Gin and Tonic mist, one thing – beyond all else – is sure.

They’re pretty weird.

As part of Selfridges’ Big British Bang – an “all encompassing creative homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics” – Bompass and Parr have transformed the shop’s rooftop into a 9-hole, cake-based, crazy golf course that’ll be open from 12 noon until 7pm throughout the summer for their newest experiment: the Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party.

Odd, yes.

But they’re not the first to do it, other than the “obstacles made of cake” bit. In the 1930s the roof of Selfridges was a popular spot for taking a post-shopping stroll, hosting – at various times –  a golf course, cafes and even an all-girl gun club…

There’s also an organic Daylesford tea-shop up there (open until 10pm daily) serving the highest high tea on Oxford Street – “with a twist” – as well as evening drinks and dinner.

NOTE: Tickets cost £6 and, though they’re being released in stages, will go fast: you can get them HERE.

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Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

The Roof Of Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB