This new year, Bompas & Parr and Captain Morgan rum will take Londoners on a nautical adventure to an underground paradise: the Lost Lagoon. Launching from 1st February until April 7th 2019, this ticketed event will open in a secret subterranean central London Landsec-owned location and offer the chance to leave the dark, dank English winter and set sail on a delicious journey of discovery.
With a plot inspired by the world’s most famous buccaneer himself, Lost Lagoon represents a fantastical reinterpretation of Captain Henry Morgan’s world, and will require guests to explore a series of cocktail-based escapades as part of an extravagant immersive theatrical production. Visitors will navigate themselves by boat on an indoor sea to a series of islands. Along the way, they will receive rum-based rations and progressively accumulate the knowledge to make the finest rum punches.
Armed with their recipe, they will be able to decipher a treasure map to find Captain Morgan’s ultimate hidden bounty – his island lair, a re-imagined tiki party palace, reflecting a beach-meets-buccaneering lifestyle. Amid a party bar of rum-based drinks, features will include a whirlpool cocktail station, beach-inspired food and entertainment.
The experience is designed to refocus attention on one of the oldest mixed drink categories – punch – which was spread through maritime traditions like naval rum rations. Lost Lagoon is designed around guests collecting various ingredients required to make rum-based punches and will demonstrate just how easy it is to mix one together without obscure ingredients or complex techniques.
The exact location of this exciting experience in central London will be revealed soon. Bompas & Parr and Captain Morgan have partnered with Landsec, who place experience at the heart of their destinations.
Bompas & Parr co-founder, Harry Parr, said: “Expect a mix between your best desert island fantasy with punch quests and neo-tiki party vibes. This is set to be the most lavish experiential event for 2019 and our guests will help bring a party atmosphere and a bit of sunshine to gloomy London at the end of winter.”