Swingers

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A crazy-golf club in the heart of the City, where players can enjoy 16,000 square feet of 1920s themed golfing. There are two bespoke, nine-hole courses, five (count ’em) bars, a trio of street food vendors (currently Pizza Pilgrims, Patty & Bun and DF/Mexico), DJs and a two-storey clubhouse with a terrace. All this in an fairly innocuous office block beside the Gherkin.

Tickets are priced £10-£13.

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Comprising two 9-hole crazy golf courses with three incredible street food vendors, five cocktail drenched bars and a two-storey clubhouse, Swingers is the ultimate destination for a spot of competitive socialising.

Swingers is based on a 1920’s golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside. The venue is just a stone’s throw from the Gherkin in the heart of London and comprises 16,000 square feet of socially competitive fun and features all of the following:

• Two bespoke nine-hole crazy golf courses
• Five cocktail drenched bars
• Three of London’s best street-food vendors: Patty&Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and DF/MEXICO
• A two story clubhouse with gin terrace
• The Swingers scorecard app
• Nightly DJs
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Venue name: Swingers
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Address: 8 Brown’s Buildings
London
EC3A 8AL
Transport: Tube: Aldgate
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tastemaker

Swingers is a great place to get a few mates together and spend a few hours admiring each others wrist action. No, it's not that kind of swinging, but much more fun nonetheless. We were in a group of 6, that got split into two groups of 3. The atmosphere and the music were great. The drinks are a lot cheaper on the course rather than just buying them from the bar. The food options are limited but at least there is something available to sober you up before you unleash your inner Tiger Woods. 

tastemaker

Swingers is a great fun! Mind the name, it's a crazy golf! Perfect spot for competitive socialising. Two 9-hole challenging mini golf courses, Lighthouse and Windmill, lovely cocktail drenched bars, some food vendors. While you are playing, they are topping up your drinks. We went to the one literally opposite the Gherkin, in the heart of the City. Next time I will go for the both courses! 🤗 #crazygolf

tastemaker

This was an incredible find for a first date. We arrived and ate at the street food stalls (it was a shame Patty and Bun wasn't open), which was delicious and reasonably priced. 

It's useful to know there's a free cloakroom, so you can play with ease! The staff in the whole venue were so lovely, and the woman who explained the golf was so friendly and cheerful we had a lovely chat with her.

The golf itself is fun, and the whole venue aesthetic alone is almost worth the entry price!

I give it 4 stars, because the venue was actually a little loud. As well as the other punters trying their skills at crazy golf, they were playing too-loud pop music accompanied by flashing lights, which feels quite jarring.

However, I have already recommended it to my flatmate for a unique date-night. I also have many friends who I think would love it.

Tastemaker

There are quite a few crazy golf spots in London but Swingers is hands down the most popular and I think I know why.

Although I found the golf itself fairly mediocre, the whole package of Swingers is great. Your session may only last 45 minutes or so but with such a nice bar/restaurant atmosphere, you'll probably end up spending much longer.

I thought that the cocktail list was very comprehensive and it's great that there a choice of food vendors.

tastemaker

This is one of the places that me and my partner have always wanted to go, but never got the opportunity. It completely lived up to the hype. We played on the Windmill course which featured interesting and different holes including a loop which was great fun. We also enjoyed a cocktail and food from the Mexican section which was very tasty. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was the cocktails took ages to make and one of the bar staff was quite rude to my partner when he asked if he could order the food at that particular bar. However, definitely worth the visit.

tastemaker

Ready, steady, go(lf)!


Swingers is a perfect place for an enjoyable night: fun but challenging courses, friendly staff, eye-catching decoration and great selection of cocktails what people can have at the upstrairs area (a calmer place to have a chat). 

The place was packed when I was there so I recommend you to book offpeak if you can, but it's worth to go anyhow.

tastemaker

A city bar meets an old fashioned 1920s themed putt putt course. A great date night or the perfect excuse to challenge a group of your friends. With two 9-hole courses on offer and two storeys to sit back and relax after a session on the green you won't be disappointed with the range of cocktails on offer and the even better selection of food (patty & Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and DH Mexico). Go get into the swing of it!

tastemaker

After having a free Saturday evening, we decided (as a group of 4) to go to swingers for a game of crazy golf. I've always wanted to go, but the slots have always been booked up, as they were when we went, however we joined the queue for when they release tickets every night at 6pm and it was easy (and maybe even cheaper!) We had to wait 1hour 40 mins for a slot for golf but that was great as it gave us time to get some food (we tried all the restaurant and loved everything) and a few drinks. Golf took us about 45 mins to get round, but it would've been great if it was longer (only 9 holes).

The overall atmosphere is really great and although there are a massive mix of people, it wasn't overcrowded and we even managed to get a table.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Swingers and would definitely go back.

tastemaker

So I'd heard the hype about Swingers, but it took me a while to go... it's one of the rare places that actually does live upto the hype! 

Housed right next to the Gherkin, in an unassuming office block that betrays nothing of Swingers' classy nature, the basement club was actually pretty quiet when I arrived for 12pm on a Sunday! A group of 8 of us actually went for a quirky baby shower and split into groups of 4. Wouldn't recommend anymore than that as the course tends to move quite fast and you end up waiting for groups to finish (we were that good obviously ;)) 

With two courses to choose from, there's definitely a reason to go back, though the courses themselves aren't massively challenging. What really made Swingers' for me was the space – classy but chilled, with the mini golf, variety of bar areas and pop-up food stalls from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims in one awesome space – pretty much designed for big kids!


It's one where you can take anyone and spend a fun afternoon of golf, good food and drinks in all weathers! 

Tastemaker

Great place to spend a nice, fun evening with friends over a game of crazy golf.

Good choice of food, with Pizza Pilgrims and Patty & Bun amongst others, combined with a wide range of drinks to choose from.

tastemaker

Swingers is so much fun! This place is very well hidden and took a while to find but once you're inside you're guaranteed to have fun! The mini golf is so well set up and the decor is definately Instagram worthy! And to really spoil you they have a cosy bar upstairs and lots of yummy food to choose from ranging from burgers at Patty and Bun, to pizzas at Pizza Pilgrims. Due to its popularity I definately recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Enjoy!

tastemaker

Really cool venue in among the high rises. Two different courses to choose from, we did the Windmill on a Tuesday night which wasn't too packed. The course has a mixture of easy and more difficult holes and the final one rolls your ball away to be collected in a central location. There is plenty of food outlets here to satisfy everybody and the bar upstairs was swanky but cosy. We didn't pre-book but they managed to find us a small table. The drinks did come out at different times and we were presented with the bill before we had finished our drinks, so no further drinking was had!

Tastemaker

This venue is hidden away right beside the famous Gherkin building in the City, nearest tube is Liverpool Street. It's a basement bar which not only features street food outlets such as Patty & Bun, but also a number of bars and a fair few holes of crazy golf. You can either do the 9 hole course or the extended course and go through in groups of up to 4, putting round the well-kept astro turf greens trying to get the lowest score possible. It's a warm venue so it's a good job the cloak room is free, and very well presented. You can tell City people come here on a regular basis and I'm sure they take a fair few quid every day and evening. The courses all intertwine and can be a little crowded at times. Some are pretty standard but some are really fun, such as one where you have to jump a sand pit and stand the chance of getting a genuine hole in one, and one where your ball loops the loop before heading towards the hole. A fun night out with friends.

tastemaker

An absolutely amazing experience! This was my first time playing mini-golf in London and Swingers has set the bar pretty high now. It's conveniently located just a walk away from the Liverpool Street tube station and hidden among the skyscrapers of The City. You'll be able to spot it from the bouncer standing outside. After an efficient bag search and ID check, the stairs take you down to an underground mini golf field with food outlets and multiple bars. Oh yes, multiple bars. 


My friend and I decided to grab a bite while we waited for our slot to begin. I was so glad to see that Pizza Pilgrims occupied one of the food stands because I adore their pizzas! I kept it simple and stuck with a Margherita pizza. This came topped with mozzarella and fresh basil leaves. And what would pizza be without a glass of wine, so I got myself a glass of red wine from the bar. It was a quick and easy meal to have before our session. 


Just before we started, we left our bags and coats at the cloak room located at the start of the course. Although it was only nine holes per round, some can be quite challenging but they're all a blast to play! About half way through our course, there was another bar, which my friend and I obviously exploited ;) The loser at that mid-point had to buy shots and the bartender was nice enough to let us try a new shot of tequila they had, Honey Tequila. I would definitely recommend that if you're not a fan of regular tequila because the sweetness from the honey cuts the sharpness of the alcohol, making it easier/more pleasant to take a shot. 


In the end, I lost so it was my turn to buy a round of shots, which we did at the bar located at the start of the course. I found the staff to be really lovely all around; at both bars, at the cloak room, the bouncer at the entrance was great, and the staff at the food stands too. Overall a really great experience and a mini-golf destination I'd recommend! 

Tastemaker

If there was such a thing as the Institute for Competitive Socialising, then Swingers is one place the Institute would recommend all fun-loving folks to visit. It’s brilliant!


Very conveniently located beside The Gherkin, Swingers brings us copious amounts of fun over a wacky 9-hole golf course. Located underground, you’ll be transported back in time to the rip-roaring 1920 the moment you walk through the threshold. The art decor and vintage style posters hark back to those decadent days.


Swingers are more than just a crazy golf course. Spread over 2 floors, Swingers comes with an uber stylish bar, a buzzing dining area, a swish lounge area and food stalls. The second floor is the perfect space for a private party complete with its own bar.


You certainly won’t go hungry here. The food is stellar. Fancy a burger? Let the foodgasmic burgers from popular Patty & Bun sort you out. Pizza more your thing? Pizza Pilgrim serves some of the best pizzas in town. The drinks aren’t bad too with a great selection of sweet, potent, and fruity cocktails to quench your thirst.


The bar, decor and food might be great but what about the golf course? There are 2 courses each with 9-holes each, and they are quirky, wacky and challenging. I was amazed how compact the course was.


The stylish bar, food, and golf course are great but a special mention should also go to the caddies here. Often overlooked, these caddie’s do more than just looking after your clubs and scorecard, they bring enthusiasm and energy which really helps the fun along the way. If you see one roaming around, you can actually order your drinks from them. Now that’s service.


It can be competitive but you’ll be having so much fun, you’ll forget about keeping the scores. It was a rip-roaring fun times and a chance to get one over your mates. I strongly recommend it.

tastemaker

I would definitely recommend swingers if you want a fun day out! It gets pretty busy so I would advise booking in advance but they do also take walk-ins. We had booked a slot but we still had to wait for our tee-off time. After our golf session had some drinks and food in the upstairs bar which is a cool space to get away from the craziness of the golf! They have food stalls of restaurants that are usually busy so it's quite a clever way to visit any of the restaurants without having to queue! We loved the golf so much that we had another round on the other course!

tastemaker

What a great way to bond with colleagues, Swingers provides great value for money with its crazy golf and two drinks. The place was packed to the rafters, with queues forming at the doors for those who failed to book but hoping for a game. It boast 3 great restaurants and bars. Friendly attentive staff who will gladly keep you watered. Drinks are reasonably priced, golf was fun but most importantly it creates a great place to socialise. Bookings in advance are recommended.

Tastemaker

Swingers isn't just about the mini golf, they're also a destination for great food and cocktails. Unfortunately time slots on weekends often book up a month in advance but it's worth the forward planning for a fun alternative night out. When you book online they give you a window of 1.5 hours in which your tee time may be. Then when you show up they'll assign you a specific time for one of their two courses. It's not ideal but there is a long list of cocktails to choose from while you're waiting.


On our recent visit it seemed like there were a lot of people on first or second dates - it's definitely a good place for it! The mini golf takes about 45 mins and they have people come around while you're playing to take drink orders if you like. For food, they offer Pizza Pilgrims, Hoppers and Patty & Bun - some of the best restaurants in Soho without the queues! Granted, the dining atmosphere is very casual but it's an easy way to try the food from these restaurants without long waits. Even if you don't have a prebooked tee time, they do take some walk ups and if the golf is full, it's still worth coming for the food and cocktails. 


For a fun evening with friends that's a bit different, this is one of those London discoveries that's like gold dust! Opposite the Gherkin the sprawling venue is decked out with a themed crazy golf course and offers an evening of hilarious entertainment as your friends get competitive and show off their golf moves! With nine holes and two courts each course is quite a good length of time; and there's a food court with popular names like Pizza Pilgrims and Hoppers for when you're recuperating between games.


Going on a Thursday evening the place was full and buzzy without being packed; as I imagine it is at the weekends; and from experience it seems that smaller groups of 2 - 4 are probably preferable if you're all wanting to play on the course at the same time. The place has a real energy about it and the staff are all extremely helpful and enthusiastic; if you run out of drinks you can also ask them to bring more to the course for you, there's a great cocktail list to help get your evening started!



tastemaker

A surprisingly large venue in the basement of the Brown's Buildings, this crazy gold course is actually surprisingly large given the small space it takes up inside the venue. There are about 9 holes to pot on each of the two courses available.
It does get very busy particularly on a weekend evening, we played at 10pm and there were a lot of teams doing the course which delayed things at times but it never felt boring. The decor is fun and we filled up on great food beforehand. Drinks are expensive but that is to be expected in central London at a quirky popular venue like this.

tastemaker

Love love love the music here, and think it's just a great place to eat, catch up, hang out or play golf. I think it's got such an ideal location - a stone's throw away from Liverpool Street station but it's one of my favourite places in London. It can be as cheap as you want it, with a great selection of all my favourite food places: P&B and Pizza Pilgrims, I just can't recommend it enough honestly! 

tastemaker

Pre booked this awesome venue 3 months prior when I first heard about it. Got a deal of £25 each which included one round of 9 hole crazy golf & 2 drinks! Absolute bargain. As soon as you walk in this pop event - it definitely wows with every detail from the green green turf to the food & banging tunes played by a live dj. One of my friends also got a hole in one & was rewarded with a free shot 🎉🎉I would advise pre booking to avoid disappointment.


Great fun in the heart of London, went for Father's Day and enjoyed it a lot. The floating bar staff were especially useful, ensuring plentiful booze while you swing. 


The whole thing was 9 holes, which felt a little short, but the bar and pop up food stalls meant that you can hang around and just soak up the atmosphere. Swanky toilets too, making you feel like a country gentleman about town. 

Tastemaker

Swingers has a new, permanent location in a swanky address right next to the Gherkin.


The theming is executed wonderfully, with English country club vibes running throughout. They’ve really paid attention to detail, with some amusing photo-shopped photos of celebs-turned-golfers on the way inside (think a gurning Kevin Spacey). 


The reception staff are well-organised and slick. You’re assigned a golfing slot within your set time and until then can relax with some refreshments. Here the good organisation stops, with a busy bar and too few staff. But the quality of the food and drinks is worth it – I sampled my first Patty&Bun burger and I never wanted it to end! So juicy! Your other options are kebabs or pizza: nothing particularly healthy but the delicious smells make up for it.


The golf is well-designed and fun, with some innovative holes. However, 9 holes are just over too quickly! £13 is pretty pricey and it’s a shame you don’t get to try both courses for your money.


After your sporting round, try the upstairs section for a drinking round – the bar is quieter and you get a great view of the golf carts, windmills and clumsy antics of the players below. There really is enough to do to make an evening of it.

Staff Writer

Nice to see a bit of a new take on crazy golf.


Right next to the Gherkin, Swingers is set up with two courses, about 5 bars and three food outlets. You have caddies who will take drink orders for you as well, so you'll never be sans beer!


We went on the Lighthouse course and it was much better than regular crazy golf. Everything looks a bit slicker and there's a lot of variation in the hole challenges as well.


There's a Patty&Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and Le Bab in there so plenty to choose from food-wise.


Get a big group down there and you'll have an absolute blast!


Loads of fun putting round the greens, nice drinks, good food, sexy bar staff. What's not to like? The best bit was bumping into some guy from Made in Chelsea and asking if he was from The Only Way is Essex :-D


The new Swingers has a permanent home at the foot of the Gherkin.  It is really well organised, great food and fab drinks.  Would recommend for a fun night out with friends.

Tastemaker

Really good location. Great bars and pop up food stands. Great cocktails and brilliant crazy golf. Really recommeded.