Swing dancing and cocktails at The Candlelight Club.

The 1920s is in fashion, from this year’s spring/summer catwalks, to the much anticipated film adaptation of The Great GatsbyThe Candlelight Club is the perfect place to relive the sophistication and glamour that’s got everyone hot under the collar.

This clandestine pop-up cocktail bar opens up one weekend a month in a secret London location, revealed to ticket holders a few days before.  I believe it’s the same venue each time but in the spirit of the Prohibition era I’m not going to tell you…

 They maintain this era’s spirit as you step through a small wooden door and around the corner a seemingly hidden candlelit room awaits.  The cocktail menu has a theme (ours resolution busting), offering six to choose from, at a reasonable £7 each.  If you’re not a cocktail fan, wine, beer and spirits are also available.  The atmosphere is set off nicely by a swing band and the glamorous outfits worn by everyone in sight.

If you’re intrigued about what we wore, my dress is by Rise and my sister’s is by ASOS Premium.  The accessories are by Beau Flutterby which we were really impressed with. I’d recommend looking at their ebay store if you like feminine accessories or need something for a wedding.  They do bespoke items like my sister’s headband too.

This night is for anyone who likes a bit of glamour and the experience of another era.  Get in quick for tickets though as they sell out over a month in advance.

For a few more pictures, visit my flickr page.