If you’re looking for a bit of debauchery in the city, then I’ve just the place for you!
You’ll find Hester’s Hideout in the basement of Italian restaurant, Paesan, in Clerkenwell. It’s a cosy little cocktail bar that plays homage to the market traders who used to store their goods in the cellar of The Clerkenwell Tavern. The traders would be entertained nightly by beautiful flapper, Kitty. Nowadays, well particularly on Friday & Saturday nights, you’ll find a plethora of acts livening up the place. From magicians & comedians, to burlesque beauties & drag queens.
I headed down to Hester’s one Saturday night with a promise of 2 hours of amazing entertainers, and I was not disappointed! Our host for the evening was absolutely fabulous, proving men CAN wear heels. He got us all geared up & ready for the acts, and even involved a couple of audience members in his closing act! The burlesque acts were a sure favourite though, with a saucy strip tease from a pink haired beauty, and not forgetting a performance from Jessica Rabbit!
Once you’ve made your way down into the Hideout, be sure to order your tipple from the bar. You can either pick from their drinks menu, which boasts 5 pages of gin alone, or why not let the barmen know your favourite spirits & flavours and they’ll be happy to make you something special. You can book your tickets to one of Hester’s parties via Design My Night with tickets for the shows at £8, or why not make a night of it and have dinner included upstairs for £30pp!
* I was invited to Hester’s Hideout and given a cocktail each for me and my guest for free through Love Pop Ups – London, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂