After three years of sell-out pop up shows, The London Cabaret Club has finally found its permanent home at the beautiful art deco establishment The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Bloomsbury Square, London. The London Journalist was invited to the club for an evening of fine dining and entertainment in homage to the late musician George Michael.
A VIP experience from the very start, The London Journalist was greeted by two well dressed and good humoured door men who invited us in to an exquisitely grand art-deco marble hallway. Feeling a little out of time, but not at all out of place we were led down an equally grand staircase to the new permanent residence of The London Cabaret Club, where we were received at a welcoming bar and leather seating area with a saxophonist and lounge singers providing light pre-show entertainment...
Guests mingled and took the opportunity to catch up with their friends over a cocktail or glass of champagne, while a feeling of amplified excitement set in as dancers in sequinned Union Jack dresses with glittery eyes rushed past back and forth in last minute preparations for the show.
After much anticipation we were given a numbered casino chip designating our table number and welcomed into the main ballroom where the evenings delights would be held.
The ballroom itself is again grand, exceptionally large and inviting with exhilarating and flattering lighting much like you would find at a VIP awards ceremony. At the very back is a large stage where a live band plays, and leading from the stage a large raised dancing area and catwalk.
Our table, table no 8, was perfectly situated on the banquette directly overlooking the catwalk. The table itself had generous, spacious and comfortable padded seating for moving about and shuffling and was pre-laid with olives and bread for snacking.
And so commenced the evenings entertainment, with Guys and Dolls style dancing arrangement, acrobatics and theatrics, accompanied by a delicious three course meal and wine. There is a very good option for vegetarian guests.
A medley of the best of British music including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones was laid out, in short and entertaining bursts that utterly captivated the audience.
A personal favourite of moment of mine was when a real life trained sheepdog followed on to the stage after a video of 'Martha My Dear' by the Beatles was played featuring Paul McCartney's dog.
The George Michael tribute songs came later on in the night with hits like Club Tropicana, Careless Whisper and Faith being flawlessly and respectfully performed by talented singers and dazzling dancers with incredible custom choreography and costumes.
The London Cabaret Club makes for a very British, bizarre and wonderful night out that transports guests to another time where good food and live entertainment was par for the course. That being said, the show is fast-paced, modern and out of the ordinary, and at the end guests are welcomed onto the stage to showcase their very own dance moves until the early hours!
The London Cabaret Club has shows running on Fridays and Saturdays with entry starting from £35. The £75 tickets guarantees you premium seating and their special tapas menu.
For an unforgettable evening in London book your tickets here: http://www.thelondoncabaretclub.com/book/