Pull on your board shorts, throw some towels in the back of the camper van and set the Sat-Nav to… Fulham?
FULHAM Beach Club is open for business, and this summer looks set to be bigger and better than ever as Palm Beach Rose Brunches, Polynesian Parties and Miami Vice shindigs are all scheduled to bring the fun to the banks of the Thames.
The West London venue is in Neverland in the shadow of Wandsworth Bridge, and opens on May 20. The bottomless brunch, which has become something of a local rite of passage in recent years, will return
There are three areas, each with their own, distinct feel. The Pergola is for those who like to stick to solid ground, with grass and decking underfoot. There are sofas (£10pp) and tables (£5pp) all up for grabs, but you can also bag a free general entry pass without reserved seating.
The Veranda takes the beach theme up a notch, with picnic tables (£10) and Veranda Sofas for up to ten people (£20), this section will take you right up to the beach and with a glorious view across the water.
But if you want to go ‘full-beach,’ then you’ll need a spot on the white stuff. Get sand between your toes on the Beach Sofas (£40) or up the ante with your own Beach Hut (£30), Cabaña (£30) or Beach Bubble (£36).
You’ll want to set aside an afternoon to work your way through the menu, which is packed with everything from the mouthwatering Smoke Stack burger to charcuterie platters, tacos and even lobster, while a dedicated Pizza Shed turns out dreamy slabs of cheese and carbs.
And the cocktails include traditional summer drinks like Pimms and Aperol Spritz, classic including Margaritas, Mojitos and Martinis, sharing cocktails and special tiki mixes Strangers in Paradise and Ocean Pearl.
Sure, the backdrop of gasometers and a kitchen and bathroom showroom isn’t quite la Croisette, but you won’t have to spend three hours in a Brexit passport queue and you won’t find a bottomless brunch this raucous in the South of France.
Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY www.neverlandlondon.com