Fulham Beach Club. It’s a club. On a beach. In Fulham. Any questions?
Well yes, we presume you have a lot of questions. Such as, how long has there been a beach in Fulham? And why don’t I know about it?
Whilst the beaches of Ibiza or the Cote d’Azur may be far off, Fulham Beach Club is nestled alongside the Thames. It spent time as Winterland this Christmas, but the festivities have gone now, replaced by white sand as far as the eye can see. A place where the only things littering the shoreline are cabanas, deck chairs, and beach huts. Fingers crossed the sun decides to make an appearance, and Fulham Beach Club will basically become the Bahamas. You know, aside from the filthy waters of the Thames. Can’t have it all.
Fulham Beach Club will bring the beach games, so you just need to bring the spirit of competition. Croquet, shuffleboard, table tennis, and something called putting pong are all on offer. Boozier games include that old devil beer pong – and its classier cousin, prosecco pong. The beach is also laying on yoga on the beach, cocktail masterclasses, and sand sculpture lessons, should you be so inclined.
As with any good Mediterranean beach, the dining options here are alfresco. The BBQ Club are running the food, bringing grilled goodness right to your open-air feasting table. There’s also a ‘Bottomless Beach Brunch’ on Sundays for £25, which will score you bottomless prosecco, cider, or – wait for it – frozen pina coladas. Choose wisely, because there is obviously only one correct option there. Fulham Beach Club runs two bars, and if you get a drinks package, you can have the booze waiting for you upon arrival.
Whether you’re looking to steal a beach hut and have your own quiet sunbathe, or throwing out some shapes when the DJs arrive, Fulham Beach Club should have you pretty well set. And yes, because this is the UK, everything here is weather-proofed in case the sun doesn’t arrive. Clearly, Fulham Beach Club is no basic beach.
Location: Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY. Nearest stations are Putney Bridge and Imperial Wharf. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: (Please note that Fulham Beach Club will not open until May 3rd). 6-11pm (Wednesday to Friday), 12-11pm (Saturday), 12-8pm (Sunday).
Entry: £5, and you’re advised to book in advance. Some events on the inside will cost extra.
More information: from their website.
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