I don’t know about you but in the last couple of weeks I have been seriously mourning the end of summer. Last weekend I was working outside feeling cold, miserable and thinking; really is that it? I took my shivering, miserable self home, cancelled all social engagements and took solace in a hot bath with candles and started looking at holidays in the sun.
Fast forward to last Friday. I had arranged to meet a friend for lunch, she’s a real foodie so I was in her hands as to where we would dine. Friday morning as the sun blasts through my bedroom window I get a text from said friend. Lets meet at Shoreditch House, bring your swimmers!
I bounce out of bed and throw on my bikini as I don’t want to waste time in the changing room, dig out my summer dress that I had almost packed away for the year, and set off. Even though I am not a member of Shoreditch House, I am lucky enough to have been on a number of occasions. In fact, I was living on the same street as Shoreditch House when it first opened. I used to spend many a lazy Sunday morning lounging by the pool reading the papers and enjoying being served posh coffee with a friendly smile.
So, for those of you who are not familiar with this cool members bar in Soho, let me set the scene. Firstly on the street level, you wouldn’t know it existed as the entrance sits on a graffitied cobbled back street near Shoreditch High Street station. Once we were in, we passed floors with bars, restaurants, games rooms, lounging areas and meeting rooms. We headed straight for the rooftop where the outdoor heated pool was calling us. After enjoying an amazing swim, my bessie and enjoyed a fabulous poolside pizza.
After an amazing day lounging by the pool, I happily skipped out onto the street, with a sun burnt face, wet hair and a massive smile on my face. My advice to you all is to join the club or find a friend who is a member and book in a sunny day to have a fabulous afternoon.
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