Singledon……An East End Wimbledon???
This actually sounds like too much fun!
For all you lucky single people out there this might be just the night you might meet The One. And what a great story it would be to tell the children and grandchildren.
I’ll explain – This summer the Upper Gallery within The Atrium space at Andaz which previously played host to London’s only indoor beach is being temporarily transformed in to an English Summer Garden with indoor grass, tress and roses.
But for the opening night something very different is going to take place. Due to the fact that the Garden is being opened during Wimbledon a Singles’ (dating) event will take place on Friday 26 June. But wait for it, it gets even better.
On arrival, each guest will be given a number/point and directed towards a large scoreboard (or the bar!), where match times are posted. When a match is announced, players must find another person with the same number. When they find a corresponding number/point, they must declare game, set and match to the umpire (note: some players may move around the court if they prefer to serve again – not everyone can be ace’d!).
The first couple to reach the umpire and declare a perfect match will be treated to a complimentary dinner in one of the hotel’s restaurants – right then and there. At this point, however, the lady can declare a “fault”, and decide to redeem this offer on another date with another player.
Matches will continue, at intervals throughout the night.
The prizes include – Dinner in 1901, Catch, Eastway, Miyako or the George Pub, as well as a number of cocktail giveaways.
But if this whole tennis game is not your sort of thing do not be put off because this event is not solely for the enjoyment of the players. Spectators are welcome to join in or just join the party. The tennis theme will continue with a food and drinks menu that includes the good old favourites of strawberries & cream and Champagne (all served with a twist) And just so you don”t miss any of the really tennis Wimbledon highlights will be shown on plasma screens from “Andaz Hill”!
The party will continue on into the night with dancing and anyone who comes dressed as a Womble will receive a complimentary cocktail.
Singles’ Event / Opening nightFriday 26 June 2009
7:00pm to late
The Summer Garden (Upper Gallery) at Andaz Hotel, Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN.
General Info : 0207 618 5061 and www.andazdining.com