I get to do some really fun things because of this blog. A couple of weeks ago I went to an event that was areal highlight for me. I’d been wanting to visit Cahoots, a vintage London underground themed bar for ages. It’s just the perfect place for me, I love the past and have a very geeky obsession with London’s transport history. I’d also wanted to watch A Royal Night Out since it first appeared at the cinema, but just didn’t get round to it, so was waiting for the DVD. When I was invited to celebrate the launch of the film on DVD at Cahoots I jumped at the chance!
The venue was the perfect place for a 1940s themed event, as the film is about the queen and her sister celebrating VE day back in 1945, the cocktails for event were named after the two sisters. I tried both the Princess Elizabeth and the Princess Margaret and they were both delicious.
As well as the 40s venue and themed cocktails we were also provided with a 40s style dress and were given a little vintage makeover, I never do 40s hair, but actually really liked the faux bangs and victory rolls combination.
The film came out on DVD earlier this month, it’s the perfect film to watch this year as it is the 70th anniversary of VE day and the queen recently celebrated being the longest reining monarch. Never has there been a better time to snuggle down with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and feel all patriotic! The film is based loosely on true events with a lot of poetic licence and I found it absolutely adorable. I won’t give too much away but I will say if you love the 1940s you will adore the costumes! The film also really captures the amazing events and celebrations which took place in London at the end of the war.
I loved everything about the interior at Cahoots, it’s like stepping into a time-warp from the moment you enter. So much effort has gone into making the interior as authentic as possible from the tiled entrance to the advertisements on the walls. The bar even has it’s own train carriage to enjoy a drink or two in. It makes for the perfect night out for vintage fans.
Here’s the trailer for the film…
A Royal Night out can be bought on DVD from Amazon.
Find out more about the bar on the Cahoots website.