This summer the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is joining forces with exclusive London bar, Archer Street, to bring a slice of Caribbean beach life to the heart of London’s West End.
The Antigua and Barbuda Beach Shack at Archer Street will launch on Wednesday 31st May, transporting guests over to the laid-back glamour of the Caribbean islands, with their picture-perfect beaches, sublime sunsets and warm welcome.
The initiative is a continuation of Antigua’s Beach Bar Trail campaign which launched at the end of 2016. The trail has been designed to show visitors some of the best spots across its 365 sun-soaked beaches – from foodie gems to romantic hotspots, lively bars to hidden hangouts that only the locals know about.
Archer Street is a vibrant cocktail lounge located in the heart of London’s Soho, famous for its inventive cocktails and talented team who entertain guests sporadically throughout the evening with live singing performances.
Cherrie Osborne Director of Tourism UK & Europe for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority said:
“We are delighted to be working with one of London’s top venues, Archer Street, on this exciting collaboration. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the music, food & drink and spirit of our beautiful twin islands to consumers in the very heart of London. We are looking forward to a fantastic summer and to inspiring visitors to the beach shack to come and experience Antigua for real later in the year.”
The exclusive Antiguan bar will be reminiscent of a typical Antigua beach bar with stunning Antiguan visuals, delicious Antiguan snacks being served and real pure white sand for guests to sink their feet into. Colourful cocktails named after Antigua’s beaches will be mixed with English Harbour rum and Antigua fruits. Antigua’s authentic roots will shine through in the Rum and Calypso themed live entertainment and music acts during the evenings.
The themed bar will be open through until Autumn 2017 with a series of special events to be announced.
To view the Antigua and Barbuda Beach Bar Trail and for further information, visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com
For further information please contact the Antigua team at Brighter Group on 020 7326 9880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Address: Archer Street Cocktail Bar, 3-4 Archer Street, London, W1D 7AP
Antigua and Barbuda Beach Shack at Archer Street Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday – open on demand or for private hire
Thursday – Saturday from 6PM until 1AM *Available for private hire on request
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Notes to editors
Archer Street Cocktail Bar
Archer Street Cocktail Bar is uniquely the only cocktail bar in Soho to change its theme downstairs every 6 months.
With a fantastic location and spacious two floors in the heart of Soho, Archer Street Cocktail Bar has previously played host to the much talked about pop-ups like the polo inspired Chukka bar, the après-ski lounge Piste bar, and last summer’s Myki Sand bar; always offering guests a fun atmosphere in exciting surroundings.
Set over two floors with capacity for 330 people; the upstairs lounge features large French windows, distressed wood paneling, sumptuous sofas, plush velvet armchairs and stools and silver topped tables dressed with fresh flowers and candles, creating a sultry atmosphere as evening falls.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors.
Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty’s Hope, built in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua, and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills.
Another unique attraction is Devil’s Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival.
Island accommodation ranges from luxury resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages.