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…
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th April
The Golden Age of Travel
As a salute to the Titanic, which went down 102 years ago this month, we'll be evoking the era of luxury liners—the Art Deco dream of gleaming speed, the adventure of travel, the romance of shipboard life and the opulence of First Class, in an age when the journey itself could be as important as the destination.
The birth of the ocean liner coincided with a rush of emigration across the Atlantic. Early efforts were more about speed than comfort, but by the time of Titanic wealthy shipping magnates competed to fit out their ships with grand staircases and Louis XVI furnishings. Titanic featured such innovations as refrigerators and electric lifts plus running water in every cabin, not to mention three dining rooms, an à la carte restaurant and a Parisian café. Germany's Imperator even hired Georges Escoffier—perhaps the most famous chef in the world at the time—to run the galley.
But it was in the 1920s and 1930s that the opulence peaked. By now the ships were aimed squarely at the wealthy—especially monied Americans fleeing Prohibition for some drink-soaked fun in Europe.
The Normandie offered a swimming pool, gym, shooting gallery, nightclub, shopping mall, Byzantine chapel, children's playroom complete with merry-go-round and a cinema showing films before general release. A passenger could have his own four-room apartment with dining room and servants' quarters, furnished with tapestries and a grand piano. Passengers could even accessorize with an Hermés clutch bag in the shape of the ship. For the rich and famous it was the only way to travel. Every trip came with a printed passenger list so movers and shakers could see who else was on board, and the piers around the passenger terminals were lined with autograph hunters.
On board the good ship Candlelight there will be Champagne and oysters plus a menu of nautical cocktails and à la carte dining. And no ship's biscuits, honest.
To make it an extra special occasion, why not treat yourself to a professional vintage styling session in your home with Lipstick & Curls? They are offering Candlelight Club customers a 10% discount on their "Takeaway" mobile beauty parlour which comes to your home. Click here for more information. To make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're after something special to wear, why not check out our Directory of vintage and repro outfitters, some of whom also give Candlelight Club customers a discount.
And if you're going to party like a wealthy socialite, why not arrive like one? We've teamed up with Uber to bring you a £20 free 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 GREATGATSBY.
Mixology by David Hamilton Boyd of Organic Spirit, winner of the Jameson Mix Master world final, Vestal Vodka UK cocktail competition and Hendrick's Gin UK cocktail competition
Dark n' Stormy
Rum, lime juice, ginger beer
A long-standing nautical favourite—and considered the national drink of Bermuda
Vodka, cranberry juice, sea-salted grapefruit sherbet, lime
The original Sea Breeze cocktail dates from the late 1920s, evolving into the vodka/cranberry/grapefruit version we know today. Our Ocean Breeze adds sweetness and a hint of salty sea spray
SW4 gin, port, red vermouth, blueberry purée, lemon syrup
Gin and port were being combined as far back as the 1890s. Here the rich flavours combine with zingy fruitiness to make a perfect sip for the sun deck
Sparkling wine, Yellow Chartreuse, tarragon syrup, rosemary bitters, lemon oil
An explosion of palate-tingling herbal flavours to wake up your tastebuds ready for dinner
Modern Grand Tour
Aged rum, caramel syrup, chocolate bitters, smoked sea salt, dark chocolate and orange twist
A sort of rum Old Fashioned featuring exotic flavours from around the world
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