We’re all familiar with the swingers concept: car keys in a bowl and hope for the best. Which might fit the profile of traditional golfers, but there the similarity with Swingers West End ends. Welcome, instead, to the world of upscale minigolf, and there’s not a basque in sight.
Swingers, the subterranean venue tucked behind The Gherkin, has been entertaining mini golf enthusiasts since it opened with it’s eclectic combo of innovative mini golf, street food and a vibrant bar. And now The West End is getting its very own Swingers.
Enter via a hidden entrance, right at the back of a seaside souvenir shop on John Princes’s Street (just off Oxford Street), and Swingers then opens out into a speakeasy-meets-minigolf course, with a 1920s theme designed to evoke the faded glories of the English Riviera. Dominated by the Bandstand Bar, with its iconic canopy roof, there will be two intricately designed 9-hole crazy golf courses replete with loops, jumps and moving obstacles. In true Swingers form, ‘caddies’ will serve cocktails to guests as they play.
After a round, relax in The Grand Hotel Bar. The free-standing building within the venue is inspired by the palm courts of Brighton and Eastbourne’s hotels and surrounded by luscious palm trees. If you’re feeling peckish then head to the colourful beach huts where food will be provided by Patty & Bun, Made of Dough, Breddos Tacos and Hackney Gelato.
Swingers’ arrival is seriously exciting news for mini-golfers, for anyone based in the West End or for just about anyone else. And for actual swingers, too.
Swingers arrives on Friday 23rd March at 15 John Prince’s Street, West End, W1G 0AB