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

Halloween Spooktacular!
Friday 31st October

Saturday 1st November
Celebrate All Hallow's 1920s-style, evoking the famous Halloween parties thrown in the Jazz Age at New York's legendary Plaza Hotel, and featuring themed cocktails and live music from those Gothic Gatsbys the Top Shelf band

Candlelight Cantina
Saturday 15th November

For thirsty Americans during Prohibition, travelling out of the country suddenly had more appeal—and where more convenient that across the land border into Mexico? Suddenly border towns like Tijuana became boozy paradises dedicated to helping gringos party. Tijuana was dubbed "Satan's Playground" by preachers, who even posted signs along the highway warning drivers of the moral turpitude ahead. Come and sample the finest tequila cocktails and dance the night away

Prohibition Paris
Saturday 29th November

With the banning of alcohol in the US, many top bartenders left the country to find work. Some landed in Paris bringing American cocktails and jazz to mingle with European bohemia. Famous US drinkers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald drifted here too, along with scandalous dancer Josephine Baker who found the French more accepting than her countrymen. Live music will come from French smoothie Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra and to celebrate the city's famous connection with art, we will see the return of our famous Tablecloth Painting Competition, with a prize for the finest artwork (crayons and felt tips will be provided)

Christmas by Candlelight
Friday 12th December
Saturday 13th December

Like a lot of folk in the 1920s, we're not about to let Prohibition spoil Christmas! So we'll be celebrating the season of goodwill by candlelight at a secret party where the jingling of sleigh bells will mingle with the clinking of cocktail glasses, where for one night the cop and the gangster will lay down their Tommy guns and share a toast, where the Prohibition Agent holds back from smashing that barrel of whisky and the corrupt politician, his heart softened by that third Martini, decides to donate this month's kickback to the orphanage

New Year's Eve!
Wednesday 31st December
Come and see out the old year in Jazz Age style…

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.


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@

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!

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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?

fgThere is much myth and mystique surrounding absinthe, the "forbidden drink". Where better to learn the truth for yourself than the Candlelight Club? We offer two first-rate modern absinthes, Butterfly, made to a 1902 Boston recipe, and sfgLa Clandestine, a colourless nectar from Switzer-land, absinthe's birthplace. They appear in our cocktails but you can also try them served in the traditional way, simply diluted to taste by trickling water from a glass fountain. If you'd like it sweeter, drip the water through a sugar lump on the flat "absinthe spoon" provided.


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



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…

Halloween Spooktacular
Friday 31st October &
Saturday 1st November

A special event in a spooky speakeasy filled with candles and Jack-o'-lanterns.

The wild set in the Roaring Twenties liked nothing more than a fancy-dress party, and New York's Plaza Hotel was particularly famous for its Halloween extravaganzas. So don your finest Jazz Age seasonal outfits—ghostly flappers, spiderwomen, devils and imps, glamorous vampresses, dapper wizards and coquettish witches.

To get your toes tapping, there will be diabolically good live music emanating from those Gothic Gatsbys the Top Shelf Band, playing 1920s-style swing jazz with a distinctly louche, wicked edge. Spinning vintage vinyl will be DJ Auntie Maureen.

The 1920s and 1930s saw a great interest in spiritualism and we'll be offering tarot readings from Sphinx Tarot.

There will be a dining menu and, of course, eerie cocktails straight from the mad professor's laboratory…

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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

◆ 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 CANDLE14.

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 CANDLELIGHT14.