The Black Cat Cabaret offers a feast for the senses in the historic Oscar Wilde Room at Café Royal hotel. Head on down to indulge in some opulent titillation.
What’s the last thing you expect to find next to Nespresso on Regents Street?
A SCHOOL FOR BABY HIPPOS?!!!!
Well yes, ok, but we were actually hoping you might say ‘an elegant hotel dripping with gilded mirrors and other such utterly over-the-top items’. In which case, you’d be in for quite a surprise.
The Cafe Royal Hotel, and more specifically its bar (named after famous patron Oscar Wilde), has been fully restored to its original Louis XVI detailing and is now the place to enjoy a quaff of champagne or three. As you sip, little finger out, remind yourself that it is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away.
But we’re not here to talk about the bar. Instead, if you were to grace the room with your presence on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday you might find yourself stumbling upon a real feast for your senses: The Black Cat Cabaret.
The Black Cat Cabaret is everything you want it to be. It’s twisted, bitter sweet and gives you a fiery feeling in the pit of your stomach as you watch the smorgasbord of performers on stage: drag queens, burlesque, musicians, magicians and many more. In the words of Oscar: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated”, and in The Black Cat’s exquisite surroundings only the gladdest of rags will do, adding to the sense of indulgence and unadulterated glamour.
Tickets sell out quickly so if you want to experience it for yourself make sure you bag yours here.
Words by – VT
[Images courtesy of Black Cat Cabaret]