Get Your Shuffle On At London's Newest Hipster Hangout

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Get Your Shuffle On At London's Newest Hipster Hangout

Hot on the heels of rooftop golf and Junkyard Golf comes what looks likely to be London's next hipster trend — shuffleboarding.

For the uninitiated, shuffleboarding is described as a cross between 10-pin bowling and curling. Players take it in turns to push discs (known as biscuits) down wooden boards, using a long fork, known as a tang. The aim is to land the biscuit in certain targets marked on the boards. It's currently big in Brooklyn and Miami with people of a certain age:

If you're a doubting Londoner, however, know that Henry VIII was a fan of the game. And as we all know, he was a level-headed chap with a good sense of fun.

The London Shuffle Club, which claims to Europe's first dedicated shuffleboard venue, opens on the top floor of Brick Lane's Old Truman Brewery in October for three months.

Naturally, this being east London, the shuffleboarding comes with a side of craft beer and cocktails from a pop-up bar, and Americana style food. We're also promised "bespoke neon lighting and sexy Miami-style art deco styling".

If you find that your life calling lies in biscuits and tangs, you can even sign up to take part in a weekly league — provided you can find between one and three friends to join you on a team.

The London Shuffle Club opens at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on 12 October. Tickets are on sale now.

Last Updated 29 September 2016