It's ghost hunting season! We've teamed up with Bompas + Parr to get the full lowdown on their newly launched book - Ghost Stories of TripAdvisor - and explore the spooky phenomenon of the living dead. (With tongues placed firmly in cheek, of course!) To celebrate Halloween and the new tome, this seated, socially-distanced event will include readings from the new tome plus a lively panel discussion with the following friends of the spirits:
- Roger Clarke – critic, author of A Natural History of Ghosts and youngest-ever member of the Society for Psychical Research
- Viktor Wynd - impresario, collector, owner of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
- Marie Wesson – co-founder and paranormal investigator of UK Ghosts Hunts
- Linda Rodriguez McRobbie - a journalist who covers the stranger side of things
- Graham Dickson - co-founder and Director of London’s leading improv school and theatre The Free Association
Tickets include a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival.
Our spiritual offering doesn't end there, and from 28th October the Double Standard bar at The Standard, London will feature specially concocted drinks, made to the specification of the world’s best deceased bartenders.
We spent an afternoon in the LIbrary Lounge with noted medium, Carrie Kirkpatrick, who did what she does best and sought the unwritten concoctions the bartenders below took to their grave with them!
- Jerry Thomas (1830-1885)
- Ada Coleman (1875-1966)
- Ernest Gantt, aka Don the Beachcomber (1907-1989) who created the infamous Zombie cocktail,
See the devilish and delicious new cocktails below that we'll have on offer from 28th October for a full week...
The Spectral Return
Tanqueray London dry gin, lemon, hellfire bitters and blackberry
Flame of Hades
Opal nera grappa, coffee liqueur, flamed Wray and nephew overproof rum
Veuve Clicquot champagne, silver, strawberry
Don’t forget the important stuff at our Ghost Story Session on Wednesday 28th October...
Times are a-changing so please know that this will be a COVID-19 secure evening and read the below points carefully:
Due to new government guidelines, we have significantly reduced the capacity at the venue to ensure we comply with social distancing.
We are strictly seating a maximum of two people at one table to avoid any household mixing.
Tickets can be booked in pairs-only and by booking your ticket you are confirming this is for yourself and another member of your household, only.
Face masks are now mandatory when you're not sitting down or dining in the space so please make sure to wear yours when arriving at the venue, and only remove it once seated.
If you have a cough, fever or symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the event - we'll give you a full refund and ask no questions, just let us know as soon as you can.
Make sure to wash your hands frequently in accordance with Public Health guidelines (we surely will) and use available sanitizing stations
Note: there will be table-only service throughout the evening and there will no service at the bar.