Nights out with friends come by very sparingly these days. And by nights out I mean those occasions when one has to put on something other than jeans and a t-shirt – which in my mind requires a lot of effort. My idea of a night out consists of an evening at home with a glass of wine, or an outing to a local pub, the occasional birthday or a wedding.
So when an invitation came to attend an opening night of The London Cabaret Club, I accepted without hesitation. It was a warm spring evening, a perfect opportunity to abolish my winter coat and put on something with less layers and more glamour. My friend and I headed to Bloomsbury, the part of town I tend to visit when I fancy a ‘me’ day getting lost at the breath-taking British Museum. We arrived at the iconic Bloomsbury Ballroom and spent a moment or two watching fabulously dressed guests arrive one by one. We were all there for the launch night of The London Cabaret Club, which quite literally, danced its way to its new permanent residency at Bloomsbury Ballroom. It was a night promising exhilarating performances, fabulous food and drinks – and what an unforgettable affair it was!
After a welcome drink in the glamorous bar area, we were taken to our table by the stage. There were a few different seating levels, but because of the positioning of the stage area, which spilled into the room, the view and the experience felt very personal.
The London Cabaret Club celebrates all things British and the new 2016 spectacle is no different. This year’s theme is “The Best of British Pop” and it brings out a medley of best British music all the way from the 60s to the present day. The dancers took us through the decades with a song and a dance, as well as some jaw-dropping acrobatic routines. By the end of the night I started to lose feeling in my hands from all the clapping. The whole night, from start to finish, was just outstanding! The club has been nominated in the London Lifestyle Award as London’s ‘Best Club’ – and I can see why. It was getting late and time to get back home, but not before hitting the dance floor and showing off a few routines of our own – not an award-worthy performance, but entertaining regardless.
It was a fabulous night and definitely worth getting glammed up for!
There are different packages to chose from, starting with a ‘19Sixties’ ticket priced at £30 per person, finishing with a top of the range ‘VIP 2000’s’ ticket.
For more information and bookings visit http://www.thelondoncabaretclub.com/aboutus.html
The London Cabaret Club is located at The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DA