Polo comes to London this summer in a new bar inspired by the fast-paced horse sport.

To celebrate the start of the polo season, Archer Street in Soho has transformed its downstairs bar in to polo-themed lounge called Chukka.

Guests can sip on a polo-inspired cocktail such as “Treading Divots” and “Hooves on Fire” and they can even look the part as the bar has a special equestrian-themed fancy dress box.

Chukka opens to the public on Thursday (25 April) and will be open Thursday-Saturday evenings.

“Guests will walk straight into the pages of a Jilly Cooper novel as they enter the chic equestrian haven, coinciding with the start of the polo season,” said a spokesman for the bar.

“Quirky design features will include an astro-turfed bar, mallets and horse shoes decorating the walls.”

For more information visit: www.archerstreet.co.uk