Winterland | Alpine Pop Up
Fulham Beach, the sandy Thames-side resort, was pretty popular this summer.
But now they’ve converted it into Winterland, and well, things have snowballed.
It’s out with the beachy day beds and truckloads of sand, and in with all the things you’d usually expect of a cosy, alpine pop up – like fur-lined private chalets, heated igloos, a hunting lodge full of hot cocktails and hot cheese – as well as a few things you wouldn’t expect, too.
Like a hot tub.
Specifically, a privately hireable hot tub right by the riverside, set in a secluded grotto surrounded by Christmas trees and twinkling fairylights, for just you, five friends, and your own personal mulled wine waiter.
It’s set up alongside private log cabins to retreat to afterwards, and there are little changing huts right next to it so there’s no dashing through the snow to get in there. And happily, there’s plenty of other things to occupy any time not spent reposing in a jacuzzi; namely…
Amidst the chalets and snowdrifts you’ll find Winterland’s playground, complete with shuffleboard lanes, beer pong, ping pong, arcade games (potentially including Pong) and other non-pong based competitive games to stave off the cold. And if you’re not into activities with can’t cause potentially devastating embarrassment? There’s always the hunting lodge dance floor, where you’ll find live bands and DJs on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
You’ll find spicy chicken wings; mac ‘n’ cheese; wood-fired sourdough pizzas and gourmet burgers – and, you’ll be able to get all that delivered to your own personal chalet or igloo for the night, or hunker down at long feasting tables in the fairy-lit hunting lodge.
That lodge also happens to be where you’ll find the Moose Bar, serving up beer and mulled wine, plus hot gin cocktails, boozy hot chocolates, and other classic winter drinks…
…maybe even a Snowball.
NOTE: Winterland is open until early 2020 – you can reserve a chalet, igloo or hot tub HERE. Entry is from £5 (with a complimentary hot cocktail) excluding the games, which can be booked ahead HERE.
Winterland | Albert Wharf, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY
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