The Blitz Party is London’s best loved, most authentic and longest running 1940s party. Taking place across various raw venues throughout central London, each space is transformed into an atmospheric air-raid shelter, complete with sandbags, hurricane lamps, reconnaissance maps and blackout curtains. Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry.
Brought to you by Bourne & Hollingsworth, the people behind Cocktails in the City, The Dark Circus Party and B&H Buildings, prepare to be wowed by their familiar attention to detail in creating beautiful and original interiors. With ration books in place of menus, reproduction 40s posters, jam jars and enamel mugs replacing classic glass-wear, and all manner of authentic Blitz-era displays, guests will find themselves transported to a time when life was precious, friendships fleeting and community spirit ruled the day.
Live big bands perform a repertoire of 40s classics and modern favourites remixed to resemble the style of the era, the perfect soundtrack for land girls and the home guard to cut a rug on the dance floor. Those wishing to hone their swing steps can join the pre-party dance class, usually from 7pm-8pm, led by professional swing dancers who will then set the mood with impressive set-pieces for the rest of the party. The bars are stocked with a carefully chosen selection of modern takes on classic cocktails, Champagne and spirit mixers, all washed down with hearty homemade snacks from the mess stall.