Cocktails, ping-pong and a paddling pool? Mini golf, BMXing and beers? Or telly, table football and some truly British grub? Well it’s all available with mix ‘n’ match capabilities, so pull up a deck chair, bring a team for the games and enjoy The Book Club’s new BaseCamp!
Located in Leonard Street car park, a small hop, skip and jump (in the theme of things) from the main base of The Book Club itself, this little gem is perfectly located and out of the way from tourists and main street walkers, basically if you’re in the know (which by rights in reading this you obviously are) this is the place to go.
A quirky, cute and completely cool ice cream van, time warped straight from the 1950’s with Ice-cream lady included, serves up a range of delicious flavour cones and surpassing these little delights are the offerings of eton mess, black forest sundae and ban-offee split ice-cream creations. You can even forget the cone and have it in a little tub!
The bar offers a drink selection from beers, wines and spirits to some of their very own cocktails created for the Olympics – Be careful of the Don Thompson, they’re generous with the measurements & tequila only ‘makes me happy’ until the following morning! Once you’re aptly equipped with something cold and refreshing there are plenty of seats available to enjoy live Olympic coverage, or if you’re up for some healthy competition a wild, classic and fantastic range of games are spread around, including robo-pong!
The Street Kitchen has been called in and is providing some right royal British grub! Serving up a host of burgers and salads from lunch through to dinner, these guys have simple, brilliant, British food down to a ‘T’ with exquisite flavours and one hell of a production line!
The venue lends itself to the evenings, with a marquee covering over a huge seated area and delightful twinkly lights all over the car park, it was a combination of everything you loved about being a kid, with everything you can get away with as an adult. Go, regress and enjoy… But play fair!
More information about Basecamp can be found at: http://www.wearetbc.com/basecamp/
Photo’s and words by Cat Foley ( http://www.survivalsurvival.com/ )