A restaurant in Wapping is taking the slide craze to a whole new level. The just-for-adults slide transports punters from the mezzanine level of Trade Union direct into the restaurant and bar. What with the water slide at Alexandra Palace and Carsten Höller’s whirly slide in Stratford, us Londoners have obviously decided we are done with walking and must have the option to whizz down a slide wherever we go.
Trade Union isn't just a restaurant with a slide though, this ‘blended concept’ venue also houses speciality coffee shop Vagabond, barbers Drakes of London and florist Maua London. Meaning you can buy flowers, get tipsy, get shorn, get fed, get caffeinated and now slip and slide all under one roof. Although there is always the option of – yawn – walking down the stairs, too.
We tried out Carsten Höller's slide in the Olympic Park, watch us scream for more.