London Calling 2018! 

London Calling VIP Weekend

Our 2018 London Calling VIP Weekend took place Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December and saw 116 winners, guests and hosts have the weekend of a lifetime:

Friday 30th November

Checking in at the 5 Star Grange Hotel in the City of London, immediately next to St Paul's Cathedral and the comfort of a superior room, winners and guests got settled and joined hosts for a light lunch and an afternoon relaxing, before heading off to bingo!

Travelling through London on private coaches winners and guests saw some of London's famous sites on their way to Beacon Bingo, where they were given a warm welcome and the VIP treatment: table service, bingo tickets and dabbers for everyone: a winner, celebrating her birthday, was presented with birthday cake and balloons to mark th occasion, while another guest called HOUSE on £500.

At the end of the session our winners and guests boarded private coaches, for the return trip to the hotel and a night cap in the bar, with a special detour to take in the spectacle of London's Christmas lights: first along Oxford Street, the UK busiest shopping street, with more contemporary designed lights, passing the world famous Selfridge's department store; then down Bond Street, home to some of the most famous designer brands in the world, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Dolce Gabbana, with lights in the style of crowns and peacock's feathers, before turning into Regents Street, home to Hamleys (one of the oldest and largest toy shops in the world) and Liberty: the grand wide street was decorated with multiple angels, each with large wings, spanning the street.   

Saturday 1st December

After a full breakfast it was time to wrap up warm and head over to the London Eye, located on the banks of the River Thames, in time to board and the first pods of the day: the 45 minute flight had a special 'lift' for our winners and guests, as they were served a glass of bubbly. The private pods gave everyone a bird's eye view of London and the river.

Landing safely and disembarking, it was time to board our private boat and take river cruise to see the city from a different perspective: passing landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Royal Festival Hall, London Bridge, The Monument to the Fire of London before being dropped a short walk from the Hotel, just in time for lunch.

Following lunch it was time for winners and guests to get ready to experience the magic of Motown at the Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre in London's West End. With tickets for the best seats in the house, program in hand and ice-cream and drinks booked for the interval everyone was ready to be thrilled - the award winning show, packed full of hits, hit the spot. Everyone was wowed by the show, which also created some new Motown fans.

It was then back to the luxury of the Grange Hotel in time to freshen up and dress to impress, ready for pre-dinner cocktails.  Our winners and guests were treated to a private Cocktail Reception with canapés, at the Sky Bar, in the shadow of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral with the City of London twinkling in the background: a truly magical setting.

Last cocktails sipped, winners and guests were invited to dinner, held in the Wren Suite where tables had been laid and dressed for a super three course dinner, followed by dancing to the sound of the amazing Soul Sensations, who keep that feel good feeling and everyone son the dance floor until mid-night, when it was time for a nightcap, or two.

Sunday 2nd December:

After a very busy and fun packed weekend many guests and winners chose a leisurely start to the day, taking time to enjoy breakfast before heading home, or heading out for seem extra private site seeing.

We would like to thank all our super winners, guests and hard working hosts who helped make this such magical and memorable weekend.

To see, and share pictures, of London Calling 2018 please visit our Facebook page.

VIP Weekend Winners

Congratulations and thank you to our 53 lucky London Calling 2018 Winning Clubs:

Winner #01 7th September   Buzz, Cumbernauld
Winner #02   7th September Gala, Barnsley
Winner #03   7th September Mecca, Leicester
Winner #04   7th September Castle, Bootle
Winner #05   7th September Carlton, Fife
Winner #06   7th September Gala, Nottingham
Winner #07   7th September New Globe, Johnstone
Winner #08   8th September Gala, Bradford
Winner #09   8th September Mecca, Brieley Hill
Winner #10   8th September Gala, Bromborough
Winner #11   9th September Buzz, Motherwell
Winner #12   9th September Gala, Derby - Foresters
Winner #13   9th September Gala, Kilmarnock
Winner #14   9th September Mecca, Wednesbury Winner #15   9th September Mecca, Birkenhead
Winner #16   9th September Mecca, Swansea
Winner #17   9th September Mecca, Chester
Winner #18   9th September Beacon, Northampton
Winner #19   9th September Carlton, Livingston
Winner #20   9th September Buzz, Motherwell
Winner #21   9th September Gala, Worcester
Winner #22   9th September Cosmo, Stalybridge
Winner #23   9th September The Palaces, London - Elephant & Castle
Winner #24  9th September Castle, Barnes Hill
Winner #25 10th September Mecca, Hartlepool
Winner #26 10th September Gala, Chorley
Winner #27 10th September Opera, Whitehaven
Winner #28 11th September Mecca, Douglasfield
Winner #29 11th September Mecca, Southend
Winner #30 11th September Beacon, Cricklewood
Winner #31 12th September Mecca, Exeter
Winner #32 13th September Mecca Middlesborough
Winner #33 13th September Mecca, Newcastle
Winner #34 13th September Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
Winner #35 13th September Castle, Newport
Winner #36 13th September Castle, Bridgend
Winner #37 14th September Cosmo, Stalybridge
Winner #38 14th September Mecca, Leeds
Winner #39 14th September Mecca, Ayr
Winner #40 15th September Barney's, Fleetwood
Winner #41 15th September Mecca, Luton
Winner #42 15th September Mecca, Croydon
Winner #43 15th September Mecca, Thanet
Winner #44 15th September Mecca, Leeds - Cross Gates
Winner #45  15th September Buzz, Aberdeen
Winner #46 15th September Buzz, Cumbernauld
Winner #47 15th September Buzz, Liverpool - Croxteth
Winner #48  15th September Gala, Ashmore Park 
Winner #49 15th September The Palace, Great Yarmouth
Winner #50 15th September Gala, Colchester
Winner #51 15th September Mecca, Gateshead 
Winner #52 15th September Carlton, Livingston
Winner #53 15th September Mecca Thanet 

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