Not in my wildest dreams could I have dreamt something more amazing than putting a golf ball over a lilac cake-shaped Tower Bridge on the rooftop of Selfridges, but well, I did. Before I left on a blissful sunny holiday last week, I got to go to the opening of the coolest place to be this summer, the Selfridges Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party and it is every bit as amazing as it sounds. As part of Selfridges‘ Big British Bang – a celebration of all things British, Jubilee and Olympics – the department store pays hommage to the original crazy golf that was on the roof back in the 1930′s – but with a twist.
After taking the lift up to the 5th floor we were greeted by an incredible view over (then sunny) London, a 9-hole London-cake-themed crazy golf designed by the geniuses at Bompas & Parr and a purpose-built Daylesford Café to relax in afterwards. The course looks good enough to lick – although I don’t recommend it – and is a bit of a challenge too. I’m happy to report I kicked the boys’ asses (Jaimelondonboy & my boyfriend), after which we retreated for a cold Pimm’s, some nibbles and a slice of Gin, Violet & Elderflower jelly shaped like St. Paul’s Cathedral (bizarre yet absolutely amazing) at the Daylesford Cafe.
The whole thing is absolutely bonkers and ridiculously fun, and if you do one amazing thing this summer, I suggest you pay the Selfridges rooftop a visit. I’m definitely going back for a second helping (of the jelly as well as the crazy golf).
The Big British Tea & Golf Party runs until September 2, 2012
For all details on how to book your tickets, visit www.selfrdiges.com/bigbritishbang
All tickets for June are now sold out but you can still book for July!