Click on the date you wish to book for. Tickets can still be processed up to 7.30 on the night of the event. Please note our events usually sell out in advance so if you are coming as a group make sure everyone buys their ticket in good time

Autumn dates coming soon!

The Candlelight Club at the Wilderness Festival
Sunday 10th August
The Candlelight Club will be making a pop-up appearance at this year's Wilderness Festival (7th–10th August), curating an evening's entertainment in the Big Top Ballroom, with three of our favourite bands—the Top Shelf Band, the Candid Jug Orange Band and the Shirt Tail Stompers—plus the Gatsby Girls, a troupe of flapper dancers

If you buy a ticket but later find you can't come, you are welcome to transfer it to someone else—just let us know the change of name. We may alternatively be able to transfer you to a different date up to an equivalent value, if we are able to resell your original ticket, but please note that we cannot offer cash refunds

Doors open 7pm and we throw you out at midnight

The Candlelight Club is held at a secret location. Ticket holders will receive an email a couple of days before the event giving exact directions, the password, which cops have been bribed, etc.

If you don't get this email, first CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, then contact us (in good time), either by email or on 07768 628788, because customers do sometimes misspell their email addresses when they buy tickets.

TABLE RESERVATIONS

Most of the tables in the venue are freely available on a first come, first served basis. However, seating is not unlimited so if you wish to reserve a table you may do so for a supplemental charge. A small table costs £65 (on top of your ticket price), includes a bottle of the house Champagne and can seat up to five people. A large table is £130, includes two bottles of house Champagne and can seat up to ten people. At the Excelsior Club events there are also two-person tables for £40, which includes two glasses of Champagne. Only one person in a group needs to reserve a table. You'll see the option to reserve a table on the billing page of the booking process,but it is also possible to reserve a table after you have already bought a ticket. If you have any queries, or special requests such as flowers or a cake, please email reservations@
thecandlelightclub.com
.

1920s dandies and flappers, gangsters and molls, degenerate aristos, decadent aesthetes, corrupt politicians and the Smart Set In the Know. Evening wear or jackets and ties for gents. No T-shirts, jeans or trainers. Hen parties very welcome but, please, no L-plates or phallic objects

Please note that the Candlelight Club is lit entirely by candles. It looks lovely but be aware that naked flames can be dangerous if not respected, and that candle wax can be a bugger to get out of clothes. Customers enter at their own risk.

Looking for a killer outfit or a vintage hairdo?
Click here for a list of vintage and repro fashion outlets and vintage hairdressers and stylists—inlcuding some special offers exclusive to Candlelight Clubbers!

Think you can make us talk? Try it at whowantstoknow@
thecandlelightclub.com

or ring 07768 628788

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You can come just for drinks and dancing but our kitchens are also open all night offering à la carte dining. The menu varies with the theme of the event but you can view a sample menu here.

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It's not what you know it's who you know

sdfgThe Candlelight Club is brought to you through the shrewd and enlightened help of SW4 ultra-premium London dry gin, "The Gin of Champions"

Interesting gin facts

1. SW4 gin is made in a gold-plated bath by a man named Mo.

2. A bottle of SW4 gin is a universally recognised unit of currency among corrupt politicians and bent cops.

3. The story goes that the Candlelight Club started as a private party one night. Some passing dissolute toffs heard the music and revelry and banged on the door, demanding to be let in. The startled doorman replied, "Say, what for?" Legend has it that this phrase became shortened to "SW4" and was adopted as the name of the club's house gin.

Care to dance with
the Green Fairy?

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Gin lore and wormwood nerdiness courtesy of the Institute for Alcoholic Experimentation

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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

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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 info@lipstickandcurls.net.

◆ 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.

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