The Bletchley | 1940s Cocktail Bar in Chelsea
Much like the code linked to its namesake, The Bletchley is a bit of an enigma.
But what we can tell you is that:
1. It’s run by the people who brought you the Breaking Bad cocktail bar ABQ and dystopian escape mission-slash-bar, The Grid;
2. Who are also the people that ran The Bunyadi, a.k.a the naked restaurant;
3. The Bletchley includes all the fun and intrigue of ABQ and The Grid, with precisely none of the nudity of The Bunyadi.
Also, the bartender already knows what you’d like to drink.
They’re confident in this assertion because they’re taking inspiration from the code-breaking operations that took place at Bletchley Park during WWII to create a bespoke cocktail that caters to your unique taste.
You’ll make your way to a three-storeyed former gin palace that may look suspiciously like Chelsea’s new temple to immersive fun… but actually disguises an underground war room. Here you’ll start by inputting simple personality data into a cipher machine, that will translate your characteristics into different flavours and textures. Once you’ve decoded your personal scent and colour preferences, you’ll transmit your unique code via radio to the back office, where a set of expert mixologists use these clues to concoct what could very well be your perfect drink. And just in case it’s not, there’ll be another two for you to try, just in case…
…the recipes for which, naturally, you’ll receive in a top secret envelope.
Let’s hope they’re not written in invisible ink.
NOTE: You can make a reservation at The Bletchley on their website HERE. Tickets cost £36pp (inc. 3 drinks) for the full experience – or you can make a booking to just drop in for a drink or two (and a bite-sized mission, if you fancy).
The Bletchley | 459 King’s Road, SW10 0LR
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