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EMBARGOED TO 0001 WEDNESDAY JULY 20. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Alexander Armstrong (centre), Gregory Watson and Clare Moscrop take part in the Pimm’s Cider Extreme Croquet Cup at The Shard in London, to celebrate the 165th anniversary of the game, which coincides with 165 years of Pimm’s production. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 20, 2016. Two other Pimm’s Cider Extreme Croquet Cup games also took place on the White Cliffs of Dover and onboard the Tattershall Castle boat on The Thames. Photo credit should read: Matt Alexander/PA Wire


Europe’s highest croquet lawn, hosted by Pimm’s Cider Cup, has opened at The View from The Shard, in a new residency at one of London’s most stunning venues.  For four weeks, guests visiting the jaw-dropping venue will be able to book a game of croquet for themselves and their friends with a special Pimm’s Cider Cup ticket, or play on a first come, first served basis upon entry to The View from The Shard.  The brand new croquet lawn will include top of the range Jaques of London mallets and hoops, with trained stewards on hand to walk players through the rules of the sport.

Pimm’s are issuing a rallying cry to the British Public this summer, to embrace the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make British summers so special.  After new research revealed that the game was in danger of dying out in its 165th anniversary year, Pimm’s have been working closely with Joe Jaques (the Great-Great-Grandson of the founder of Croquet) to reinvigorate the game with the launch of the Pimm’s Cider Croquet Cup.

Joe Jaques said: “This year marks 165 years since my great-great-grandfather invented croquet and – amazingly – 165 years since Pimm’s was first produced too. Back then, croquet was one of the most popular British sports, but over the last few decades we’ve seen fewer people taking up the sport.  I’m so pleased to be involved in getting the British public playing it again.”

Comedian Alexander Armstrong, who helped launch the Pimm’s Cider Croquet Cup, said “We’ve got to make sure that Britain doesn’t lose croquet entirely. I love the game – there couldn’t be a better summer’s day in my mind than pitching up to play croquet, cider in hand, at the local park or your garden – or even at the View from The Shard!”

To confirm a time for croquet play, you can purchase a Pimm’s Cider Cup + Croquet ticket for £29.95 which includes a bottle of the cider tipple.  Tickets to the View from The Shard are available at

Players must be 18+. The pop up finishes Sunday 21st August 2016.

Pimm’s Cider Cup blends English cider, fruit and glorious Pimm’s No. 1 Cup.  Available in British Summer Fruits, Mango & Passion Fruit, Strawberry & Cucumber and Plum & Red Apple flavours.


Whistles at the ready, we have our very own pop-up crystal maze with a chance to complete challenges in order to enter the crystal dome.  It’s your childhood dreams come true, you can take part with your colleagues or friends. The Crystal Maze will be open 12-7pm and is free. The winning team will receive a £250 donation to a charity of their choice.

Drinks will be on hand for celebrations (or commiserations) from Kupp and Heist.

Thursday 15th September 12pm – 7pm – Crystal Maze


Old El Paso celebrates the launch of their new mini Stand N Stuff soft tacos with free 20-minute sittings at their mini pop-up restaurant in Southbank where you can try delicious mini Mexican tacos with max flavour in a unique environment.


Transport yourself out of the ordinary to a surprising Mexican haven and enjoy a unique experience as the Old El Paso taco tour takes a detour to delight diners at Riverside Grass, Southbank. Visitors will be greeted by a mini mariachi band & maître D mini Danny Trejo before being looked after by his larger than life staff, enjoying a mini taco meal with big flavours, for free.  Each sitting is offered on a first come first serve basis and will last for 20 minutes.

Riverside Grass, Southbank

Friday 19th August, 11:30am – 7pm (sittings are offered in 20 minute slots)

Saturday 20th August, 11:30am – 5pm (sittings are offered in 20 minute slots)

e07bab74-451e-43ad-95d5-d77295d66760Baby backs are back in town for Bodean’s BBQ Old Street’s first birthday on Friday 12th August. With £2,000 of oak smoked tender pork ribs to give away to partygoers, this is one RSVP not to miss.  Available from noon, Bodean’s rib-tastic van will be parked on Westland Place EC1V, just yards from Bodean’s Old Street restaurant, dishing out the goods until they run dry. Oh, and make sure to mop up the lashings of sauce available with the accompanying free fries.

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but Bodean’s are bucking the trend. Make sure you head down early because once the ribs are gone, they’re GONE. Each person will receive a complimentary takeout box with a combo portion of baby back ribs and fries*. Expect exceptionally juicy barbequed meat with a punchy Bodean’s signature sauce. Beautifully smoked in authentic US smoke pits, these are the best ribs this side of the Atlantic, so don’t miss out.** Tweet or ‘Gram the Bodean’s BBQ guys on @bodeansbbq using the #GreatRibEscape to let them know how badly you want free ribs.be5e8452-d376-49e8-938a-dfe4d7bd6430

And if this only whets your appetite for even more meaty goodness, head inside Bodean’s Old Street and grab yourself a table.

Bodean’s brings the taste of Kansas City style BBQ to the UK, across seven sites in London. It is dedicated to delicious, authentic American BBQ with dishes including racks of ribs, chicken, burgers and steaks.

Terms & Conditions

Until supplies run out, customers will receive one box containing a combo portion of ribs and fries per person from 12 midday on 12 August 2016. Distributed on a first come, first serve basis whilst stocks last. Bodean’s reserves the right to refuse service. Exclusively available from the Bodean’s Catering Vehicle.


Bodean’s Old Street, 201 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN

T: 02072 572 790

Twitter @BodeansBBQ | | Instagram @BodeansBBQ


654px x 492px_02 (1)To celebrate adding more destinations to their Feel at Home roaming service, Three Mobile will be giving away free holidays in their pop-up Travel Agency at Westfield Stratford this Friday.
If you have an epic holiday story to share, head down to Westfield between 10am-8pm where a celebrity guest will be rewarding the best stories.
The celebrity travel agent will be revealed later in the week - for more information follow Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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Friday 12th August, 10am - 8pm
Westfield Stratford (near Lacoste)

Olympic Park, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ