Life's Better When You Play

Celebrating people, places and experiences that are driven by a sense of adventure and competitive fun. Are you ready to play?

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The world is an eternally fascinating place – with excitement and adventure at every turn. For proof, look no further than some of the unusual sporting options there are around the globe – such as these intriguing animal races.

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From sacrificing ballplayers in Mesoamerica to filling coliseums with all manner of exotic animals (and gallons of water for mock naval battles), the Ancient World hosted some very epic games.

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Two writers present their take on why London’s home of crazy golf could prove to be a romantic revelation for February 14th visitors

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Where would we be without experimentation and a quest for the new? Scientific breakthroughs would go undiscovered, our world would go unexplored and the idea of fermented grapes being the base of a delicious drink would never have surfaced. But what about when that experimentation gets taken to the limit? Here are some drinks that do just that…

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When it comes to design, much reverential admiration is given to those ‘starchitects’ who conceive of glittering modernist towers of steel and glass, or fashion gurus who deliver daring sartorial creations. But we’d argue that the person behind the design of the ingenious golf holes at Swingers should be similarly celebrated. Say hello to Thomas Borer, the man responsible for designing every course.

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Whether you’re into bubbles or beer, come hang with our crew and get to know their poison of choice (plus some secrets) as they pour.

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Let’s face it, a first date is usually a nerve-wrecking experience, so we give you our top five unusual places where the awkward silence will be minimal, and you can subliminally test your potential partner’s sense of humour and personality without resorting to the ‘what star sign are you?’ type of clichéd questioning.

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It’s your big night out! With some of your best friends! Brilliant! But have you ever seen them in competitive mode? Here are the five types of people that they could become.

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From planes that pretend they’re in outer space to sunken boats that pose as reefs, here are six artificial adventures that every thrill-seeker should try (with relative assurance that no dinosaurs will try to eat them).

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Are today’s F1 drivers bland versions of swaggering champions past? Is the champagne now restricted to the podium celebration? Has their thirst for winning overtaken their appetite for late-night loucheness? Our F1 expert reveals all.

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Dan Savidge has been the key music shaper of Swingers since they opened their city venue in 2016. We chat dance floor politics, what makes a party go with a swing, and what tune you need to play to follow the legendary Stevie Wonder.

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We take a closer look at the guests who play in our clubs. Come join them!

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The pub quiz is a uniquely British invention, combining two of our favourite things – drinking and having random facts on instant recall. But why are these alcohol-fuelled exam sessions proving more popular than ever?

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Drill through metres-thick ice to catch your dinner. Bury a whole lamb in a sand oven for the day – overseen by Beduin tribesmen. Eat alongside inmates in a notorious Colombian prison. It’s time to start your global gastronomic odyssey.

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You’ve got to be the very best to make it to the Olympic Games podium. But, let’s face it, some sports are tougher than others. And others might simply require a modest amount of training, as opposed to being born with a strangely sports-specific body or natural aptitude. Sailing, for example, we’re looking at you. Your new life in elite sports starts here.

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Congratulations. You have been identified as the most fun person in your workplace. And the obvious choice to sort a Christmas team night out. No, honestly, it’ll be fine. Read on – we’ve got your back.

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It’s been 21 years since the iconic Gumball 3000 rally first revved up its engines. We catch up with its fast-living founder Maximillion Cooper to delve into some of the more eye-raising stories from years gone by.

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When even your grandparents are cooking up Waitrose pulled pork burgers, you know it’s time to raise your own gastro expectations. We asked food critic and founder of the British Street Food Awards, Richard Johnson, to reveal his favourite food trucks.

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From Uno to Monopoly to Scrabble to Blackjack and more, here are some of the world’s most popular games –and the most common mistakes made when playing them.

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We travelled the world looking for the best secret watering holes you should visit. Add them to your ‘to do’ list today. Cheers!

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Swingers’ mantra of #LifesbetterWhenYouPlay was truly pushed to its limits by a bunch of quintessentially British eccentrics. From sending a grand piano down the slopes of St Moritz to skateboarding with the bulls in Pamplona, the Dangerous Sports Club prefigured the craze for extreme sports. But their high jinks eventually came at a tragic cost.

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Swingers is the crazy golf club, a venue that takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing drinks and combines them all into one incredible social experience. Swingers City is based on a 1920's golf club set in the bucolic English countryside, while Swingers West End takes crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that reimagines the faded glamour of the 1920’s English Riviera.