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The Vintage Guide To London | November 22, 2017

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Keep calm and carry on – it's the Blitz Party

Keep calm and carry on – it’s the Blitz Party

Head to the Blitz Party and enjoy a night of Forties-inspired partying.

Ladies, don your lipstick and tea-dresses and draw on those stockings. Men dust off your medals and wave your Union Jack with pride, cocktails, dancing and neighbourly spirit are the order of the evening.

Make your way to a wartime East End air shelter, complete with sandbags, searchlights, blackout curtains, oil lamps and military bunk beds. Ration books replace bar tabs and scarce provisions line the walls.

Held at a secret East London hideaway, the party hosts some of the UK’s finest live swing bands, performers and DJs. Big band tunes play for fun-loving party girls who long to share a Gin French with a handsome man in uniform. The Spitfire Bar serves good old Kentish Ale and hearty food to hungry soldiers, and another room will project original newsreels and wartime films, accompanied by live music.

Dress Code – Forties glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform all welcome

This is a great, fun-night out but with quite a lose interpretation of the Blitz – so if you are a serious WWII, homefront or vintage Forties aficionado this will probably not be your thing.

The Blitz Party
5 March
from 8pm
Tickets £25

The Arches
54 Holywell Lane
EC2A 3PQ

Nearest Tube: Shoreditch Highstreet
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