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The Bee's Knees

The Bee's Knees

Mar 1st 2019 @ Secret Location

Camden, London, UNITED KINGDOM
I Was There
Friday, March 1st, 2019
12:00 AM
Secret Location
Waterloo, Camden, London, UNITED KINGDOM
An award-winning pop-up 1920s speakeasy in a secret London venue completely lit by candles, with live jazz bands, cabaret and retro-DJs, where everyone dresses the part—this time with a special New Orleans flavour.
New Orleans is famous as the birthplace of jazz and is a town that knows how to party—when Prohibition came the city paid less attention than any other, and just let the good times keep rolling. If New Orleanians are fun-loving most of the year, in the run-up to Mardi Gras they really let rip, with a wild festival of masks, costumes, parades, music and partying. Dozens of "Krewes" spend all year putting displays together and as they process through the city they fling trinkets, specially minted coins and strings of gold, purple and green beads from their floats into the crowd. The parades begin weeks ahead of Mardi Gras itself (5th March), and the action will be at its peak this weekend. They’ve been doing this for 150 years certainly didn’t let Prohibition put a stop to it.
As a salute to one of the most vibrant cities of the Jazz Age, we’ll be celebrating Mardi Gras with menus of classic New Orleans cocktails and traditional Louisiana cuisine, plus live New Orleans jazz from the Candid Jug Orange Band, vintage DJing from the Bee's Knees and cabaret from our own King of the Carnival Champagne Charlie. Channelling the spirit of Voodoo will be our seers Lucius and Foxglove, on hand to tell your fortune.
At our party you can pre-order the three-course dinner (which includes a table reservation all night) or reserve a table with Champagne but without the dinner. We will also be selling Havana cigars that you can smoke in our private garden. Guests receive an email two days before revealing the secret location.
"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
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