The antithesis of a digital detox, this pop-up glamping experience encourages Londoners to literally Netflix and chill while binging on their favorite shows. With hundreds of their friends, in public.
The “Bed ‘N’ Binge Retreat” is a first for Netflix, with 15 themed “glamping” bunk room suites and communal spaces popping up on a National Trust park property in West London now through Sunday July 9th, with the last guests checking out on Monday July 10th.
“The best part is that instead of hiding your binge from the world, you can flaunt it,” boasts a promotional video for the event from Three Media, who created the concept for Netflix UK & Ireland. “There are even hands-free docking stations in the bathroom to allow guests to binge on the loo.” (Ew—but we know you do it, too.)
The 15 “collapsible” short-stay hotel units, provided by Flexotels, are themed pods, each dedicated to one of Netflix’s most popular shows, complete with toilets and showers. Plus there’s show-themed decor, costumes and accessories for guests, including: Orange Is The New Black (handcuffs, orange jumpsuits), GLOW (80s wrestling attire and posters), The Crown, Luke Cage, Stranger Things (alphabet wall lit up with Christmas lights), Pretty Little Liars (secrets scrawled in lipstick on mirrors and walls), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (motivational messages & stuffed animals), House of Cards, Narcos (evidence board crime walls, complete with string), Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, and more.
Sponsored by the new Samsung 8 (to promote their new unlimited service for streaming without affecting your data plan), the free event at Osterley Park and House, a National Trust property in Islesworth (a small town off the River Thames in West London), offers both day pass and nightly stay options for would-be Netflix bingers lucky enough to score #GoBinge tickets, which are released at 2 p.m. London time daily through Billetto (but are entirely sold out, at least for now).
Snacks and bevs are also offered, as well as a communal lounge in a massive yurt and daily binge-break fitness classes taught by Insta-famous London trainer Emily Furey or yoga instructor Kim Hartwell.
While a spokesperson for the event told Refinery29 that “at this stage, there are no plans to extend this or take it on tour but given its success, you never know!” this writer is going to keep her fingers and toes crossed for a U.S. version, hopefully sometime soon.
Orange is the New Black
Pretty Little Liars
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
What do you think? Would you stay at a Bed ‘N’ Binge retreat? Which show-themed suite is your fave decor concept in execution? Tell us in the comments!