This is a sponsored article on behalf of The Curling Club.
Ready to let loose, Alpine-style? The Southbank Centre's slick new pop up is serving up après-ski nostalgia with a side of Winter Olympics-inspired competition from now until 11 February. Welcome to The Curling Club.
Inside this glittering winter wonderland you'll find festive food and drink, nostalgic tunes, and five enticing curling sheets. No stress if your experience of curling is limited to watching athletes furiously shuffle brooms along strips of ice on the telly — mystified yet oddly compelled — as expert coaches will be on hand to show you the ropes.
You don't need any special equipment (the sheets are ice-free), and a wide range of group sizes are catered for — with 2-10 players per sheet, it's perfect for date nights, birthdays, and work Christmas parties alike!
Speaking of which, The Curling Club offers a couple of cracking party packages, including one that comes with bottomless wine, beer, and soft drinks and hearty sharing platters. These, along with bespoke experiences tailored to your needs, are available into February 2024, if you fancy taking advantage of off-peak prices or are looking to banish those winter blues.
There's way more to the pop up than curling, too. In between throwing stones, you can sip winter sangria, pornstar mar-skinis, mulled wine, and boozy hot chocolate (non-boozy hot choc loaded with whipped cream, marshmallows and biscoff is also available for non-drinkers looking for something fun to sip on!)
Don't forget to line your stomach if you do indulge — luckily, The Curling Club offers a banging food menu, including dirty raclette fries, a Gruyere-slathered alpine burger, and bratwurst.
On top of all that, there's plenty of music, including live renditions of classic La Folie Douce tunes to get you in the party mood. Who needs Courchevel, eh?
The Curling Club is at the Southbank Centre until 11 February 2024, open 11am-11pm daily. Corporate Packages start at £75 (+VAT) and Pay for Play experiences are from £24 (+VAT) per person for 30 minutes of curling. Book today.