Returning for its third year, Fulham Beach will once again be open to the public from Thursday 2 May.
This time around, the beach takes its inspiration from the jungle tropics, and features both indoor and outdoor space where Londoners can while the summer away, without having to venture further than South West London.
2019’s edition will also see the launch of a new indoor jungle filled with lush greenery and foliage (and a good excuse to stay indoors if the British weather isn’t playing ball.) There will also be a beach bar serving up summery cocktails alongside spirits, Champagne and rosé.
To keep guests entertained, there will be a series of beach games ranging from table tennis and shuffleboard, to mini golf and beer pong. A packed schedule of events is a further draw, including a Beach Cinema Club every Tuesday which will screen cult classics and guilty pleasures, as well as a bottomless brunch where guests can choose between strawberry cider, frozen daiquiris or bubbles.
Two street food vendors have washed ashore to keep visitors from getting hungry. Dough-Me serves a range of wood-fired pizzas, with options including Margaritas and Meat Feasts, and a dessert s’mores pizza, featuring a Nutella-covered base topped with toasted marshmallows, banana or strawberries. Elsewhere, street food outlet The Feast will be serving up Southern soul food, including honey-glazed pulled pork burgers, chicken wings and halloumi fries.
If you’re looking to celebrate something special like a birthday, or you just fancy a team day out with your colleagues, Fulham beach also offers private spaces and exclusive hire. The bookable areas include whole venue hire, day-beds, cabanas and beach huts, and packages include food and drink, live music and additional extras such as a photo booth, a doughnut wall and glitter makeup.
Now, where did we put our swimming costume?
If you want to visit as many urban beaches as possible this summer, check out London City Beach.