London's secret 1920s party
The Candlelight Club is a pop-up Prohibition-era speakeasy in a secret London venue completely lit by candles. We have no permanent home but put on scheduled parties at different locations. Each event offers an elegant cocktail menu, dining options, dancing to live jazz bands, retro-DJs and cabaret performances. And everyone dresses the part.
Our next events:
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June
When Prohibition was enacted, Cuba—tantalisingly close to the US but untroubled by the alcohol ban—suddenly became party central for thirsty Americans. Airlines would organise "booze cruise" boat plane flights from Florida straight into Havana harbour. The local drink was rum and rum cocktails pioneered at famous bars like Sloppy Joe's and Floridita went on to become classics that we still drink today
Saturday 30th June
A special event in a grand east London ballroom, with dancing to a live jazz band and DJs the Bee's Knees in the main hall, accompanied by Charleston dancers the Gatsby Girls, plus more music and two variety shows in the intimate Cabaret Lounge, and our fortune tellers Foxglove and Lucius. There is also the option to have dinner.
Saturday 21st July
Just time to squeeze in one last bash before we all go jetting off to the Caribbean or rolling around in mud at festivals. Come and let your hair down.
Saturday 15th September
Summer's over but the Prohibition fun is just beginning
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October
Yes, eight years of dodging the law to bring you illicit hooch and foot-stomping jazz. Come and help us celebrate
Saturday 27th October
A Jazz Age spooktacular with an eerie feast of live music and cabaret
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