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An exclusive and altruistic night of rooftop camping

Camping reaches new heights of luxury with this rooftop sleepover

An exclusive and altruistic night of rooftop camping

Image: Paul Grundy

July 24 2011
Lindsay Macpherson

It might be an unlikely destination for sleeping under the stars, but for one night only, Saturday August 6, City-shopping hub One New Change is decking out its Jean Nouvel-designed roof terrace (pictured) with 60 two-man tents, and offering a lucky few an exclusive – and altruistic – night of luxury camping.

As well as witnessing sweeping views over the City and neighbouring St Paul’s Cathedral, glamping guests at the City Sleepover will be treated to Moët & Chandon champagne, a barbecue from rooftop eatery Madison and pampering courtesy of Dermalogica. Campers will also enjoy circus performances from The Flying Karamazov Brothers and jazz from critically acclaimed saxophonist YolanDa Brown before a spot of bedtime reading from The Art of Camping author Matthew De Abaitua.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit The Prince’s Trust, which provides practical and financial support for unemployed young people.