NOTE: Win a round of crazy golf for 10 people, plus your own pergola for the evening, welcome drinks, street food, a £200 bar tab, and more. More info below…
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 have done with their second permanent home.You’ll find it in the former BHS flagship store on Oxford Street, in a spot somehow even bigger space than their huge debut venue in the City. Venturing inside, you’ll be rewarded with:
THE CRAZY GOLF
This spot boasts two all-new golf courses, on a par, so to speak, with their original nine-holers – named respectively The Big Wheel Course and the Helter Skelter Course, they’re both 9-holers, packed with moving obstacles, jumps, bumps and loop-the-loops, all designed with a nostalgic nod to the 1920’s English riviera. There’s even a 10 camera, 3D photo podium for team photos, should you feel like commemorating your visit to the past with a brief jaunt into the future.
They’re keeping the on-course cocktail caddies, but between rounds you can kick back and sit down thanks to the fact that each course comes with its own bar: there’s the The Grand Hotel Bar which is essentially a 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 then there’s the Bandstand Bar, kitted out like a retro bandstand, complete with gorgeous canopy and festoon lighting.
THE PRIVATE ROOMS
Should you want to take your drinks where the riff-raff can’t mingle with you, you can always snag yourself one of their private rooms: there’s the large, 40-person Palm Lounge; the slightly more intimate 20-seater Sun Room; and a duo of pergolas overlooking the courses. And then of course there’s the The President’s Committee Room; a private dining room with its own nautical theme.
THE STREET FOOD
If you do want to mingle with the riff-raff, then take a stroll along The Promenade – a wooden boardwalk lined with beach huts, within which are a rotating coterie of street food vendors, kicking off with Patty & Bun; Made of Dough; Breddos Tacos; 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.
THE INSANE COMPETITION
Yes, to commemorate this momentous occasion, we’re giving away a ludicrously good prize. Enter below, rub a rabbit’s foot & wink at a horseshoe, and you’ll get a VIP experience for you and nine friends, including:
- A welcome glass of bubbly each on arrival
- An exclusive area for the evening in one of their Pergolas
- A £200 bar tab
- One voucher each for street food (from Patty&Bun, Made of Dough and Breddos)
- Dessert from Hackney Gelato for everyone
- Complimentary crazy golf for all
The competition opens on the morning of March 15th…
NOTE: Swingers West End opens on Friday the 16th of March. They’ll be starting off with walk-ins only, but bookings are available for the 23rd onwards. You can find out more on the Swingers website HERE. Tickets cost £13 peak and £10 off-peak for a round on either of their 9-hole courses.
COMPETITION T&Cs: The competition will close on the 22nd of March. The winner will be notified via email and announced on Twitter. The article will also be marked once the winner has been chosen so please check back. Entrants must be 18 or over.
Swingers West End | 15 John Prince’s Street, W1G 0AB
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