The capital already has a plethora of slightly bizarre attractions; a cereal cafe, the weird statue men etc. But now, there’s going to be a new addition – a giant tropical paradise. And during this cold weather, that sounds glorious.
Aptly named ‘Summerland’, the indoor pool/forest is set to have a festival theme – including a bar hidden behind a waterfall. Oh, and a DJ stood at the top of the waterfall. No biggie.
The venue is set to include a waterfall, pool, hot tubs, beach huts, a live DJ and an animated sky ceiling which will change depending on the time of day or night.
From 9am-5.30pm the centre will be suitable for families with kids, and by night (6pm-3am) it will take on more of an adult-themed party atmosphere. We can’t quite figure out how they’ll clear up all the plastic cups and other drunken mess in those spare six hours, though.
A crowdfunding page set on Seedrs raked in £150,000 within a week of being published. It turns out, people are pretty excited about an indoor beach with alcohol.
The indoor haven is described by designers as an ‘immersive festival in a jungle paradise’.
Managing director, Deborah Armstrong, said: ‘We were surprised by not only how quickly we raised the initial amount but also how much positive publicity we received.’
The location of Summerland is yet to be confirmed, although Armstrong said it would be in an area with excellent transport links – three Tube stations within ten minute walking distance. So, definitely central somewhere.
Organisers still need a lot, lot more money to get going, an estimated £700,000 for the second stage and perhaps even another £2million from venture capitalists – to buy property, set up the fancy sky screen, build a giant waterfall.
So. Bloody. Awesome.