21 August 2013

Camden Beach


If the sun is out, the sky is blue and you fancy a nice day down at the beach, you'd probably consider heading down to Brighton, Bournemouth, Weston-super-Mare or - if you really do have limited choice - Southend. I would go as far as to say that none of us would have Camden Town on their list of coastal getaways.


But thanks to the creative people at The Roundhouse, Camden Beach exists! One hundred and fifty tonnes of sand shoveled onto the venue's terrace area along with deck chairs, food vans, cocktail bars, ping pong and beach huts.


Girls sunbathed in bikinis, kids ran around with their buckets and spades, others just sipped sangria in the warm sunshine. It's free to get in too! That is if you don't rent a beach hut.


I heard about Camden Beach a few days after the beach huts had gone on sale and I was lucky to reserve one in time. At a cost of £320, the four individual huts each house up to eight people (so £40 each) and the price includes a platter of food and an inflatable treasure chest of drinks.


It's available from noon and you can have it all day until closing at 11pm if you wanted. The only huts that hadn't been booked were early to mid-week but that didn't take away from the holiday atmosphere. I hadn't really known what to expect from the day - would it be a tad tacky? But happily for us, it wasn't at all and we were all very impressed with the set up.


As ever, the hubby prefers to remain mysterious...


We arrived about 3.30pm. It was such a relaxed day, just chilling out, chatting and eating the amazing pork ribs from the American Barbecue. It's run by Bubba who also fires the coals at the Arkansas Cafe in Spitalfields Market. 


Very juicy stuff!


Some brave people having a go on the trapeze behind our hut kept us entertained


And before we knew it, the sun had set, the kids had been taken home and the music had got a little louder. It was now more of a beach party than family affair


I'd not expected to spend such a great afternoon and evening sitting on a beach in central London but I'm very pleased I did. Camden Beach opened back on 1st July and closes at the end of this week so if you want to visit, unless you get in quick you'll have to wait until next summer!

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18 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for telling me about this!!! Was wondering what to do tomorrow night and now I know!! xoxo

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    1. Fantastic, I'm so pleased I helped! I hope to hear what you thought!

      Enjoy! :D

      x

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  2. This is so stinkin cute! I always wondered what people do in the summer when it's incredibly hot in London. This is genius and it definitely looks like you got a good deal on the food and drinks =]

    A Golden State of Mind

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    1. It's not quite California standards but we're lucky to have anything beach-like in London! ;)
      Cx

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  3. You go to so many amazing looking places! I wish I lived closer to London so I could go to them all too haha.
    I love them cute little beach huts xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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    1. I suppose living in London has its benefits!
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  4. Oh I just adore the idea of this! Why not bring the sea side to you ey?
    I'd kill for a beach hut like that... One day maybe!
    Looks like such a lovely day, jealous!!
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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    1. Exactly! Such a great idea by the Roundhouse and so well executed. The great weather helped of course!

      Cx

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  5. This looks amazing! I was even in Camden today, and totally forgot about it, even though I wanted to check it out.

    I will definitely be looking this up next year :)

    Hmm maybe...

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  6. These little beach huts are so adorable! I'd never have imagined such a thing as a beach complete with huts to appear in London so this looks like a great opportunity to try something a bit different for the day!

    Lucy x

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  7. I've only found out about this last week, can't believe I've been so out of the know on such a place! Might try and pop down before it closes, seems like you had a really great time!

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog }

    Xx

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  8. That beach hut is the cutest little thing! I was so tempted to check this out but heard ominous stories about endless queues, going to have to put it at the top of my list for next summer.

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  9. Oh you are so glam Caroline..
    ABSOLUTELY adore your maxi!
    The sun is shining up here in Yorkshire today but unfortunately I have a stack of emails to work through.
    No beach for me - I'll have to live vicariously through this blog post!
    Love Isabella x
    Isabella Mozzarella

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    1. Thank Isabella! That dress is a year old now - bought it from White Stuff and it's so comfy :)

      You need to get yourself down to the beach soon!

      Cx

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  10. my kind of beach day!! love th beach huts

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  11. A beach in the city? That's what I call a great idea! Looks fab :)

    The Dress Code | Fashion, Beauty, Music & Lifestyle

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  12. What a wonderful day, and you ladies all look so lovely too. Where is your dress from hun? It's stunning!
    Those platters of food look ever so inviting, and anything involving pulled pork is a sure winner from me.
    x x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

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    1. Thanks! The dress is from White Stuff, bought it quite some time ago now.

      Totally agree on the pulled pork

      Cx

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