At the beginning of every week a 'Quirk' is posted here. This 'Quirk' is usually an event taking place in London during the week or at the weekend which is unique and quirky and may not have been widely advertised.
Anomalous London tries to find these anomalous events to keep the enjoyment of the glorious capital city of London alive. The Archive has details of past quirky events along with some lovely pictures.
Wimbledon -The Championships
29th June – 12th July 2015
The infamous Tennis tournament held at The All England Club, Wimbledon starts today. Known as The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon, and by the players as ‘Wimby,’ sees 128 men and 128 women starting. This highly prestigious championship sees the top players from around the world take part for the precious Wimbledon champion award and a big prize money sum
To celebrate Wimbledon, various venues around London are getting into the sporting spirit and offering outdoor screenings of the matches. With the heatwave this week it would be nice to sit outdoors and enjoy the matches instead of in stuffy rooms indoors!
Anomalous London’s picks are:
The Churchill Bar
Hyatt Regency The Churchill, Portman Square
The Terrace area will be transformed with rambling roses, hydrangeas, artificial grass, Champagne Lanson’s Wimbledon tennis decorations and a large television screen with a special Lanson Wimbledon Hamper on offer. This will include a bottle of Champagne Lanson, warm scones with homemade jams and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and strawberries and cream. Lanson are the Official Champagne Supplier Wimbledon. Available from 12:00pm to 11:00pm daily.
Holborn Dining Room
Rosewood London, Holborn
The peaceful courtyard terrace is the perfect place to kick off the Wimbledon season and watch your favourite tennis players as they take to the courts. Sip away the afternoon and evening with one of Holborn Dining Room’s Wimbledon-themed cocktails: Break Point (served in a tennis ball) Cucumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka, Fresh Cucumber juice, Lanson white label champagne, fresh lime and Golden Set: Beefeater London dry gin, Campari, Fresh cranberry juice, with Lanson white label en magnum. Enjoy these with the luxury of oysters and charcuterie whilst watching the tennis on an outdoor screen. The Courtyard Terrace is open from 7am – 11:30pm and bookings are available for lunch only.
City of London
Will be screening the Wimbledon tennis matches in their upper terrace in the heart of the City of London. Sponsored by Moet and with two big screens available to view the games.
Celebrate in style with cocktails, Moet Champagne and delicious quirky themed desserts such as Macaron framboise, eau de rose, chocolat blanc, Raspberry, rose water and white chocolate macaroon, La fraise - English strawberries, Madagascar vanilla chantilly, mint meringue and Strawberry Centre Court – Strawberries and cream in a mint sponge! Various ace cocktails will also be served:
The Wimbledon: Moet chandon champagne, Solerno, Glenmorangie 10yr old, Angostura
Murray`s Fashion: Glenmorangie 10yr old, Viriana China China, aromatic bitters
The Centre Court: Aperol, Gin, strawberries and soda water
Top Spin: Belvedere Vodka, pink grapefruit juice, Kummel, lemon juice and maple syrup
Game Set Match: Glenmorangie 10, vanilla tea, orange & thyme syrup, grapefruit & orange juice dash of orange bitters
Match Point: Belvedere vodka, hibiscus liquor, saffron & vanilla syrup, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters
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