Don’t know your birdies from your bogeys? Plagued by a lousy handicap? Not to worry, because this isn’t proper golf – it’s crazy golf. ‘Swingers’ pop-up in Shoreditch opens today with 9 holes of miniature golf, an alcohol fuelled ‘Royal Shoreditch Clubhouse’, DJs & a rotating schedule of top notch street food vendors – and all this under one gigantic 7,000 sq foot roof. I popped along for a sneak preview at the Friends & Family night the other day….
Kindly brought to us by the ‘Institute of Competitive Socialising’ (what a fab name), the course takes around 45 minutes to finish, costs £10 per person & is complete with an array of water features, tunnels, bridges & an awesome loop-the-loop. There’s even waiter service on hand to refuel you with drinks (& a wide ranging selection at that from beers, wines, Freixenet Cava & masses of cocktails) while you play. Don’t mind if i do.
You’re bound to work up an appetite with all that golfing, so swing by one of the street food trucks to settle those munchies. The Swingers street food residency kicks off with Pizza Pilgrims (the permanent resident) along with one of my personal favourites, the mighty Patty & Bun who will be dishing up their legendary ‘Ari Gold’ burger, ‘Tamarind Thighs’ and an aptly named ‘Golfball Sub’ (until 11th October). Keep an eye out for guest vendors Butchies (13th-29th Nov), When Mac Met Cheese (16th Oct-8th Nov) and Hix Fishdogs (4th-20th Dec) also setting up shop in the courtyard outside.
Dips Swings: Personally, I’ve become bored of bowling, and can only tolerate so much ping pong (without having a ball boy/girl on hand), so thank goodness for Swingers showing up with this breath of fresh air to London’s competitive socialising scene. Get yourself down there for a fun golfing experience with mates or even just a boozy & foodie night out i’d say. P.S. I must also add that Swingers is NOT just for boys – from what i saw, the girls were loving it just as much.
Sadly it’s only around for 3 months & already fully booked for the next 1.5 months at least. So what are you waiting for? Nab yourself a tee time here.
Factory 7, 7-11 Hearn St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LS Sepember 25th 2014 – December 20th 2014 @