Shop Talk

Bompass & Parr – Selfridges rooftop crazy golf

Last weekend a friend and I took the elevator (in true Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory style) to Selfridge’s rooftop to play crazy golf on a course built to look like it’s made out of cake. Sounds like a crazy dream right? The 9 hole course, designed by jelly-mongers Bompass and Parr, is made up of giant cake sculptures of famous London landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Big Ben.

The experience was truly eccentric and British. The decoration surrounding the course was a nice little nod to when the rooftop had it’s first crazy golf there back in the 1930′s, with deckchairs to sit on and collages of dapper English gents on the wall.

In typical British fashion we played under ominous grey-skies and unfortunately parts of the course did look a bit tatty due to the lovely British summer we are having. However it was a very fun experience, even though I didn’t manage to get on the  leader board (the last ‘Selfridges’ hole was my downfall).

It’s on until September and costs £6 so book your tickets now!

Dudley Wild