NOTE: Bookings are now open right HERE.
The seaside’s not usually the easiest place for a round of golf.
You’ve got about a 99% chance of hitting it into the sand.
It does, however, make a pretty neat theme for a crazy golf venue – which, coincidentally, is exactly what Swingers are doing when they open their SECOND PERMANENT HOME next year.
Due to launch in March, they’ll be setting up shop in the former BHS flagship store on Oxford Street, in an even bigger space than their spot in the City. And with good reason, as you’ll see on venturing inside – assuming, that is, you aren’t foxed by the hidden entrance, designed to look like a seaside souvenir shop, just off Oxford Street. Make it through, and you’ll be rewarded with:
GOLF: This spot boasts two all-new golf courses, on a par, so to speak, with their original nine-holers – they’ll be packed with moving obstacles, jumps, bumps and loop-the-loops, all designed with a nostalgic nod to the 1920’s English seaside holiday;
COCKTAILS: They’ll be keeping their on-course cocktail caddies, but between rounds you can kick back in a bar kitted out like a retro bandstand, complete with canopy and festoon lighting; or head into the freestanding building-within-a-building, in which you’ll find an island bar overflowing with leafy palms fashioned after the grand palm courts of old coastal hotels; and
STREET FOOD: Take a stroll along the wooden boardwalk lined with beach huts, each of which will be home to a rotating coterie of street food vendors, kicking off with Patty & Bun; Made of Dough; a third, as yet unannounced trader; and Hackney Gelato, the bespoke ice cream purveyors to Som Saa and Kitty Fisher’s, who’ll be serving up scoops, sundaes, and alcoholic shakes.
Best try one or two of those then…
NOTE: Swingers West End is due to open on 23rd March 2018, and bookings are now open for the first wave (March – June) on the Swingers website HERE. Tickets cost £13 peak and £10 off-peak for a round on either of their 9-hole courses.
Swingers West End | 15 John Prince’s Street, W1G 0AB
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