June 15, 2010
London’s South Bank will be transformed into a 1200m² sandy beach from Friday 18 June, complete with sun beds, a volleyball court and beach bar. For ten glorious days (until 27 June), the pop-up Greek Beach by the Thames promises the ultimate in urban beach experiences. Visitors can sample delicious Greek cuisine, watch masterpieces being created by ‘Sandy Andy’ (a London-based sand sculptor), kick a ball around with England’s beach soccer team, dance to the rhythm of Greek music, have fun with face paints, and much more – all for free!
The Greek National Tourist Office is using over 300 tonnes of sand for the urbeach at South Bank’s Riverside Walkway, by Gabriel’s Wharf. Open daily from 10am – 7pm, the beach is a safe, fun and entertaining attraction for adults and families alike. Beach sports will take place throughout the day and there’s live music including a DJ spinning atmospheric background beats that are perfect for the summer scene.
Throughout the event, specific days will be dedicated to the gastronomy, traditional music and dance of three of Greece’s great holiday destinations – Rhodes (Saturday 19th June), Crete (Sunday 20th & Friday 25th June) and Halkidiki (Saturday 26th June). There’s also a prize draw every day at 5pm to win holidays to Greece…so get on down to the beach!
For further information see www.tasteofgreece.co.uk.