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The Italian Job

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London’s most exciting immersive experience has landed, as you play the villain in the thrilling heist, The Italian Job. The cult classic 1969 film ‘The Italian Job’ portrays the story of Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) and his gang as they steal $4 million from the Italian Mafia, using the iconic classic Mini Coopers as their getaway cars. Donning tweed caps and blight blue boiler suits, they stash the stolen loot and make their escape.

Now Bunga Bunga and Small Car Big City have joined forces to allow you and your fellow lawbreakers to perform your very own heist in the heart of London. Dine at Bunga Bunga Battersea, enjoying delicious cocktail sharers, sharing boards of tasty Italian antipasti and live entertainment, before you’re forced to suddenly flee the scene and get in your very own Mini Cooper getaway car.

Zoom through the city in convoy as you enjoy the most exciting way to sightsee in London, passing the Houses of Parliament, crossing London Bridge and even being introduced to some of London’s secret, hidden underground gems.

Finally, celebrate your victory at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden as we take you through the meat locker, out of the coppers sight and into a world of immersive Italian madness! Toast your triumph with tasty cocktails and fizz, and feast on mouth-watering metre-long pizzas. Perfect for celebrations, team building, or just for something entirely different. The Italian Job is the most thrilling way to get from A to B.

Available from Wednesday to Saturday, from 6pm onwards.

Uncle Barts’ Secret Garden

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On Thursday 13th July, we are launching our newly refurbished Secret Garden at Barts. Offering a picturesque setting adorned with beautiful flowers and a quaint fireplace, Uncle Barts’ Secret Garden is the perfect location for friends and associates to indulge in illicit drinks and top secret shindigs in the summer weather.

Secret Garden

Mr Fogg’s Aspall Apple Orchard at The Hurlingham Club

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Between the 27th and 30th of June, Mr Fogg expanded his estate as we teamed up with Aspall to create the Apple Orchard bar at the Aspall Tennis Classic tournament. With deliciously refreshing Aspall tipples, a magnificent marquee bar and breathtaking scenery, it was the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Fogg’s & Aspall libation.

Inception Group popping up everywhere

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We are excited to announce that we have the following pop-ups lined up for the summer…

 

Apple Orchard Bar at Aspall Tennis Classic

Mr Fogg is delighted to announce the opening of his Apple Orchard Bar at the Aspall Tennis Classic tournament, which will be held at The Hurlingham Club in London from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June 2017. Celebrating his first countryside drinking establishment, a magnificent marquee bar has been constructed for the occasion, where the finest and most refreshing Mr Fogg’s libations will be served.

Apple Orchard Bar at Aspall Tennis Classic

Apple Orchard Bar at Aspall Tennis Classic

 

Mr Fogg’s Hot Air Balloon Bar

Mr Fogg embarks on his most ambitious venture to date, and is introducing the World’s First Hot Air Balloon Bar. Accompanied by his trusty bar team, Mr Fogg will escape from the bustling streets of London and take to the skies on Saturday 1st July 2017. His household staff and Hendrick’s have created an exclusive drink made specially for the occasion; ‘Mr Fogg’s Peculiar Flying Machine’ will be available on board, and will also be served at Mr Fogg’s Residence from the start of July.

Mr Fogg’s Hot Air Balloon Bar

Mr Fogg’s Hot Air Balloon Bar

 

Tiffany & Co. Royal Polo

Across the fair plains of Lord Lloyd Webber’s estate, Mr Fogg’s pop-up residence provides the refined ladies and gentlemen their indispensable Bombay Sapphire cocktailian pleasures, whilst enjoying the Tiffany & Co. Royal Polo on Sunday 16th July 2017.

Tiffany & Co. Royal Polo

Tiffany & Co. Royal Polo

 

London in the Sky 2017

Mr Fogg takes to the skies once again with London in the Sky 2017 in association with Hendrick’s gin. From Wednesday 19th to Sunday 30th July 2017, guests are invited to marvel at a spectacular panoramic view of London, whilst sipping on Hendrick’s gin libations. Up to 22 guests will enjoy libations at a floating table suspended 100 feet high above Chelsea College of Arts, whilst being served a tempting selection of nibbles and cocktails from the pop-up bar at the centre of the table.

London in the Sky 2017

London in the Sky 2017

 

The Mini Masters in association with Aspall

On Friday 21st July 2017, Maggie’s will be attending golf’s biggest summer party, The Mini Masters in association with Aspall. Held at Dukes Meadow Golf Club in Chiswick, the fun-filled charity event will be packed with celebrities, cocktails and of course 80s music. Maggie’s are partnering with Grey Goose for the event, and will be serving a refreshing Grey Goose Le Grande Fizz, along with a selection of summer twist cocktails. The drinks will be served from a tent located at the centre of the 9 hole golf course, complete with a black-and-white dance floor and chill out area, while a Maggie’s DJ will also be present. All proceeds from the event will go to charity, including Leuka, which supports life-saving research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia.

 

Cocktails In The City

We are happy to be back at Cocktails in the City on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017 at Bedford Square Gardens in London. Due to Barts’ spectacular win at Cocktails in the City in March, we are expanding our presence, with three of our bars being featured at the event: Barts, Cahoots and Mr Fogg’s. With Barts being sponsored by Maxxium Brand, we will be serving cocktails infused with Stolichnaya ELIT Vodka. Both Cahoots and Mr Fogg’s will be sponsored by Pernod Ricard, with Cahoots offering Bulldog Gin cocktails and Mr Fogg’s providing cocktails blended with Appleton 12 Year Old Rum. Dubbed as ‘the ultimate cocktail weekender’, the weekend event celebrates London’s cocktail culture by bringing together different bars and brands.

Cocktails In The City Barts

Cocktails In The City Barts


Cocktails In The City Cahoots

Cocktails In The City Cahoots

 

Cahoots Underground Knees Up

On Friday 6th October 2017, the Cahoots Underground Knees Up event will be held at The Vaults underneath Waterloo Station. Featuring black market bands and dapper DJs, Cahoots are hosting London’s biggest 1940’s underground party. With inclusive cocktails and hooch, Cahoots are bringing high spirits, scoundrels and swing to Waterloo!

Cahoots Underground Knees Up

Cahoots Underground Knees Up

Mr Fogg’s Pop-Up at The Royal Albert Hall

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On Tues 6th June, Mr Fogg’s had a Pop-Up bar at the Royal Albert Hall, for the first ‘Royal Albert Hall Founding Patrons Event’. Mr Fogg’s partnered with Belvedere vodka to create two exquisite cocktails: ‘The Victoria’ & ‘The Albert’.

It was an evening of cocktails, canapes and a surprise performance by a top opera singer. Guests were invited by RAH, and Mr Fogg’s compass holders were also asked to join.

The fit couldn’t have been more seamless, with our Victorian style bar in a beautiful Victorian building. Mr Fogg’s looks forward to doing more Pop-Ups at The Royal Albert Hall.

Join us at our next Pop-Up: The Mr Fogg’s Orchard in association with Aspall at the Hurlingham Tennis Club, Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th June 2017. http://www.hurlinghamtennisclassic.com/.

Inception Group in the Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017

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We’re incredibly pleased to see that Inception Group has been included – for the 2nd year in a row – in the London Stock Exchange’s list of 1000 companies to inspire Britain.
“We are absolutely to delighted to be included for the second time running. Our hard-working team thoroughly deserve this recognition and we couldn’t have achieved such success without them. From our hard-working bartenders and waiting staff to our ingenious Head Office team, Inception Group encompasses a collection of forward-thinking innovators we couldn’t operate without. Here’s to next year!“ – Charlie Gilkes, Co-Founder & Director.
Photo taken at Mr Fogg’s Residence

Barts are Winner of Cocktails in the City 2017

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We’re extremely pleased to announce that our oldest and 1st venue ‘Barts’ is Overall Winner of Cocktails in the City 2017! Winning by a whopping 73 points, Barts received an overwhelming amount of online and social media support. We’d like to thank everyone that supported Barts in CITC 2017.

Make sure you pay a visit to Barts, and find out exactly why we won.

Barts Wins in the DesignMyNight Awards 2017!

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We’re extremely pleased and proud to announce that Inception’s first venue ‘Barts’ has won not one, but two awards in the DesignMyNight 2017 awards.

Barts
Best Cocktail Menu Kensington/Chelsea
Best Bar Kensington/Chelsea

DesignMyNight awards kicked off on the 1st of February and ran for the entirety of the month. Like every year, the awards received fantastic pick-up with several mentions in national and trade press and over 100,000 votes were cast.

Don’t take their word for it – make sure you visit Barts yourself so you can see why they’re so deserving of this: https://barts-london.com/