What the Dickens is the best immersive Christmas feast taking place in London this festive season?
Funny you should ask.
Because it’s unquestionably The Great Christmas Feast; a ravishing retelling of Dickens’ Christmas Carol, with a three-course banquet woven into the story itself. The whole thing is set in a secret Victorian yuletide dining room & bar, hidden away in a secret location in Tower Bridge. So allow us to introduce you to the ghosts of…
The various musicians, writers, chefs and designers behind this particular venue are also responsible for past shows like In Night’s Darkling Glory, The Great Masked Ball, Beauty and the Feast, and many more. To say they know what they’re doing is somewhat stating the obvious, and previous shows have understandably sold out.
Alongside the iconic story, told by Mr. Dickens himself, this year’s experience features live music, Dickensian cocktails (taken directly from a recipe book written by Dickens’ grandson), and a three-course feast cooked up for you by a former head chef at Smokestak. We’re talking pickled Billingsgate salmon; beef ‘a la mode’, braised in spiced bone marrow, port & onion sauce; and Ursula’s seasonal trifle to finish.
Which involves you, making merry at a round table surrounded by stacks of books, candles and 19th century festive bric-a-brac, having wisely booked your seats long in advance. Because once the tickets are gone, they’re gone.
Like a ghost.
NOTE: The Great Christmas Feast takes place until 16th January 2020. Tickets cost £69.50-£129.50, and you can book here.
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