Wednesday 21 December 2011

The Candlelight Club

Have you been to The Candlelight Club? If not, then you should. It's a perfect way to step back in time and lose yourself in the spirit of the 1920's. The Candlelight Club is a clandestine cocktail bar which is held regularly at a secret speakeasy style location, the venue only being revealed a few days before the event. And as the name suggests, the entire event is predominantly lit just by candlelight.

A few friends and I ventured to The Candlelight Club last week for a wonderful, festive evening. All dressed to the nines in our 1920's garb, a flurry of pearls, feathers, black ties and vintage fur stoles. The Candlelight Club is renown for its bespoke cocktails mixed by guest mixologists. For this special Christmas evening, we enjoyed Cherry Christmas, Mince Flip and Figgy Pudding cocktails, served by handsome barmen donning Christmas hats, adding perfectly to the festive ambience. 

Guests arrived thick and fast and soon the place was alive with a vast array of people in great outfits dressed as gangsters, molls and dandies, all chatting and drinking merrily. Gentlemen in trilby hats and ladies in flapper dresses danced wildly to the Charleston, enjoying music from the excellent jazz band and resident DJ, MC Fruity with his impressive collection of vintage vinyl. There was a brilliant tap dancer who took the stage by storm with her fast tapping moves. And once everyone had worked up an appetite, it was time to enjoy a slap-up Christmas dinner - roast turkey with all the trimmings.

We had a thoroughly fun evening and as The Candlelight Club hold regular events, I've got an inkling I may be going again. They're hosting a splendid ragtime bash on New Year's Eve, but alas, it's already sold out.


The Candlelight Club
Twitter: @ClubCandlelight 
Secret London location Tickets: £15

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