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It’s Kick-Off for the Bunga Ballers!

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Following the successful launch of the Inception Hoopers netball team, Inception Group have started up a football team named after the Bunga Bunga brand: Bunga Ballers FC. Kicking off an entire season in the Battersea Park League, the Bunga Ballers will be playing on the 11-a-side pitch every Sunday. We are also proud to announce that Bunga Bunga Battersea are sponsoring the Battersea Park League, providing the final prize for the winning team at the end of the season!

Visit the Battersea Park League website to follow the Bunga Ballers’ place in the League Table: https://goo.gl/memzX3

Meet the Inception Hoopers!

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Inception Group has started our very own netball team! With 7 players on the court at each game, it’s an excellent way of increasing team bonding, boosting company morale and encouraging cross-pollination between our departments. Playing every Tuesday evening for the entire season, the Inception Hoopers are sporting their matching personalised shirts featuring our very own Inception Hoopers logo.

Cahoots – Winners of Cocktails in the City Summer 2017!

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We are very proud to announce that Cahoots is the Overall Winner of Cocktails in the City Summer 2017, one of London’s biggest cocktail events! With Mr Fogg’s and Barts also featuring at the weekend event, Mr Fogg’s has won Best Stand in 1st place and Barts has won 3rd place for Best Cocktail. We were also very successful in the Consumer Online Facebook Poll, with Barts winning in 1st place and Cahoots in 2nd.

Following Barts’ spectacular win in the Winter series earlier this year, this has been an amazing year for Inception Group, with two of our venues winning the overall prize for Cocktails in the City in one year. We’d like to thank everyone that supported all three of our venues, and to our sponsors – Bulldog Gin, Appleton Estate and Stolichnaya. We look forward to the next upcoming event!

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