The Lost Lagoon | Bompas & Parr Do It Again
When you woke up this morning, you probably didn’t think you’d be preparing to embark on a journey on the world’s biggest underground boating lake, complete with its own weather system, a pirate ship, and a hidden party bar.
But apparently that’s just how life works.
So allow us to introduce The Lost Lagoon. It’s going to be taking place – wait for it – beneath a Shepherd’s Bush shopping centre, running for three months from February through to April.
It’s been put together by the geniuses at Bompas & Parr who have an unimpeachably good track record of not only coming up with insane ideas, but executing them amazingly well too: they’ve created, among many, many other marvels, a breathable gin & tonic cloud in a cathedral, glow-in-the-dark jelly, and Willy-Wonka style flavour-changing chewing gum.
For this particular neo-tiki-style adventure, they’ve created a fully immersive theatrical show with a plot inspired by the very real buccaneer Captain Morgan himself. We won’t tell you exactly what the experience will entail, but here’s the gist:
Like a good buccaneer, you’ll be put into your own boat, which you’ll have to navigate across the subterranean lake to series of islands, all while contending with the lake’s own weather system. Naturally. At each island, you’ll receive both some ingredients, and a new fragment of the captain’s secret, ultimate punch recipe. Once you’re armed with the final ingredients, you’ll be able to decipher the map, and discover the location of the greatest treasure of all: the party bar.
After you’ve sailed over to the captain’s island lair and pitched up at said bar (which will be run by the team at ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ ranker, Scout), you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy the whirlpool cocktail station, the beach-inspired food, a little luau-style entertainment, and a whole lot of punch. Just don’t do anything to embarrass yourself, because you won’t merely go red…
…you’ll be marooned.
NOTE: The Lost Lagoon is taking place from 1st Feb – 7th April 2019. Tickets are available (from £20) right HERE.
The Lost Lagoon | Beneath the W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8PP
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