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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.

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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 party in a secret London venue, a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles. Each event offers an elegant cocktail menu, sophisticated dining options all night, plus dancing to live 1920s jazz bands and vintage DJing. Sometimes there is also cabaret, dance acts, burlesque and more…

"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…

21st & 22nd April

Swing'It Dixieband

Champagne CharlieCelebrate spring at last with the Easter Bunny of cabaret Champagne Charlie leading the revels on Friday night and Dusty Limits taking command on Saturday.

This time for your dancing pleasure we will have live music from special guests the Swing'It Dixieband, all the way from Norway, who have been delighting at swing dance events and jazz festivals all over Europe, even supporting Big Easy legend Dr John. Their goal is to bring the party music of 1920s New Orleans back to the people in their own playful style (to which end they have been producing series of videos covering Disney songs with a Dixieland vibe).

When the band aren't playing we'll have DJing from Auntie Maureen, spinning platters of yesteryear and getting up to musical mischief.

Set MenuDusty LimitsIn addition to a well-stocked bar of exquisite cocktails, Champagne, wine and beer, our kitchens will also be open all night. Why not choose the pre-order fine-dining option, which gives you a three-course set menu? There will also be a menu of bar snacks available to order on the night, and it is also possible to reserve tables with Champagne but without the set menu.

We even sell cigars, so you can sit in our private courtyard, puffing away like a Mob Boss.

Conga time

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