Punchbowl by Rodney Sanches via Picassa
For most people who hear the phrase 'fallen in the drink', it seems like nothing more than a quaint euphemism for getting rather wet. For jelly mongers Bompas and Parr, however, it seems to have been something of an aspiration. Fresh from creating the Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities, they've now decided to fill 33 Portland Place with a punchbowl 'so big that you can row on it'. The giant vessel will be filled with over 4,000 litres of a Courvoisier-based cocktail created especially for this event and guests will be served with glasses of the stuff by a waiter rowing around the punchbowl on a boat.
This architectural marvel will be open to the public between 8-10th December and, with tickets the same price as the average cocktail in a London bar, it seems well worth a punt. Judging by Bompas & Parr's previous events, however, tickets will sell out quickly, so if you want to experience this wacky wonder we suggest you stick your oar in before it's too late.
Architectural Punchbowl, 33 Portland Place, 8th-10th December. Tickets available from TicketWeb.
Last Updated 19 November 2009