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The Vintage Guide To London | February 23, 2018

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Be your nonathletic best at The Chap Olympiad

Be your nonathletic best at The Chap Olympiad

The Chap Olympiad has become Britain’s most eccentric sporting event, bringing together the elegant and the unathletic for a ‘celebration of sporting ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases’.

Previous games have included challenges such as:

• Tea Pursuit
Inspired by the Olympic cycling game, contestants cycle around the track transferring a cup of tea from one rider to the next. The winning team will be decided by the measure of tea
remaining in the cup.

• Bakewell Battles
Sending up the traditional game Orange Battle, this game will involve contestants trying to defend their Bakewell Tart whilst trying to knock their opponent’s tart off their cake slice.

• Passing the Port
Each team will receive a measure of port; this serving will need to be passed through a number of different receptacles to reach Pimlico. The winning team will be the one with the most port remaining.

This year, as ever, all Olympiad guests and participants are encouraged to come in period dress and fully immerse themselves in the event’s old-fashioned activities and charming entertainment. Expect radio plays, country fair side-shows and old fashioned lawn games, such as a coconut shy, boules, and hoopla.

Bourne and Hollingsworth will be providing its trademark classic cocktails, alongside beer, wine and soft drinks for thirsty guests. Food will be served all day, from luncheon to supper.

11 July 2015
from 12:00
Tickets: £25