Gatsby Glamour at the Prohibition Party, London

11 Jul



When I was younger I went to see Romeo and Juliet in the cinema. I watched the whirling and twirling of dancers and theatrics, and then promptly threw up outside the cinema and had to go straight to bed. A decade later, I went to see The Great Gatsby, and promptly did the same. It seems I have an allergy to Baz Luhrmann.

However, I haven’t let this put me off the whole Gatsby thang. I loved the book, and the whole mystique of the era draws me in like a moth to a flame. I covet the feathers and jewels and downright drama of the age, and have always dreamt of being a part of it.

I’m currently doing the London thing while a friend is here and so booked us both tickets to the Prohibition Party; a night held at a secret location in London once a month.


Elle working her magic at the roulette table

The concept is fantastic. You dress up in your best pre-war party gear, and head off to live it up in the 30s. They email you 48 hours before to tell you the location, and off you go.

Our evening was at the Bloomsbury Ballrooms, and it was like stepping back in time. We descended the stairs to be offered a 1930’s inspired cocktail before the doors swept open and we were in a room with roulette tables, a bar and a quartet band.



We had sorted fancy dress, but to be honest, we were the most underdressed people there. There were feathers and sparkles, feather boas and flapper dresses, and braces aplenty.

When the main room opened we were treated to a cabaret act, a fantastic band and people really got into the spirit of dancing, flapper style.


Our attempt at Gatsby glamour

The atmosphere was electric, and it was one of the best nights out I have ever had in my city. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t been and wants a night out to remember.

“That is the beauty of literature.You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you are not lonely or isolated from anyone. You belong” F Scott Fitzgerald.

Have you been? Or to anything similar?

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6 Responses to “Gatsby Glamour at the Prohibition Party, London”

  1. prenin July 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Sounds like you had a blast!!! 🙂

    Never done it and most likely never will, but it’s good to know that it’s ‘out there’!!! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs to ya both!!! 🙂


  2. queenbeady July 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    That sounds like an AMAZING thing to do. I wish they did things like that up here in yorkshire! How much did it roughly cost you, if you don’t mind me asking?
    Rebecca xxx

    • tinkerbelle86 July 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

      course not chick, I should have mentioned it! Was £25 a ticket with drinks on top, but well worth it. And I hate buying tickets to things!

      • queenbeady July 12, 2014 at 7:24 am #

        Oh wow! That’s not bad at all & it sounds awesome. If I ever make it down to London I might just do this! Was there a link to a website?
        Rebecca xxx

  3. Rajiv July 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Nice bit o’glamour!

  4. Sam July 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I need to come back to London. You find all the rad stuff! How absolutely incredible – it sounds like so much fun!

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