Come in, before someone sees you
The Candlelight Club is a clandestine pop-up cocktail bar in a secret London venue, a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles. Each party offers a one-off cocktail menu, with special themes, plus dancing to live 1920s jazz bands and vintage DJing.
"The Candlelight Club really is the closest you'll find to an authentic Jazz Age experience in central London. Its unique ambience, fuelled by hundreds of candles, is truly a scene to behold." —Time Out
"Pull on a flapper dress and have a decadent night out at The Candlelight Club" —Grazia
"Speakeasies may be everywhere, but there's no bandwagon-jumping here. This is a sincere recreation, not to mention a really fun evening. Proper drinks too." —Imbibe
"The Candlelight Club—dope" —DJ Yoda
Our next event…
Sunday 10th August
The Candlelight Club at
the Wilderness Festival
Our regular London events will start up again in the autumn, but in the meantime we're not just sunning ourselves in the park—we'll be popping up to curate an evening at the Wilderness Festival in the lush grounds of Cornbury Park near Oxford.
A four-day celebration not just of live music but also gastronomy, literary debates and healthy outdoor pursuits, the festival runs from Thursday 7th August, and we'll be taking over the Big Top Ballroom venue on the closing night, Sunday 10th. I don't know if they will alow us to have candles in there, but we will be bringing not one, but three of our favourite Candlelight Club bands.
Kicking things off will be the Shirt Tail Stompers with a dose of Dixieland trad jazz and swing from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Then it's over to New Orleans for some of the city's trademark irrestible rolling rhythms from the Candid Jug Orange Band, fronted by Laurence Corns (probably the smiliest man in the business).
And to finish things off, those fez-wearing funsters and masters of filthy swing the Top Shelf Band will bring the house down with a chaotic orgy of high-energy rhythms, ribald rhymes and flying pickelhaubes.
And as the icing on the cake, there will be live Charleston dance performances from those dizzy flappers the Gatsby Girls, evoking all the decadent, fun-loving party energy of the Jazz Age.
For more information and to buy tickets to the festival see www.wildernessfestival.com.
Special offers for Candlelight Club customers…
◆ Why not treat yourself to a professional vintage styling session in your home with Lipstick & Curls? They are offering Candlelight Club customers a 10% discounton their "Takeaway" mobile beauty parlour which comes to your home. Click here for more information. To make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org.
◆ Stuck for an outfit to wear? Angels, the country's oldest and largest costume supplier, is offering Candlelight Club customers a 15% discount on rental at the Shaftesbury Avenue store or on purchases both in store and online. To claim your discount use the code EXCELSIOR.
◆ And if you're going to party like a movie star, why not travel like one? We've teamed up with Uber to bring you £20 off a ride in a chauffeur-driven car. Standard uberX cars are typically 30–50% cheaper than a black cab, and you can choose a luxury car if you want to travel in real style. Click here to learn more and download the app. First-time users get a one-time £20 discount by entering the promo code EXCELSIORCLUB.