Monday, January 17, 2011

Boardwalk Empire and Prohibition London

I am a serial box setter! Favourites have included The Wire, The Sopranos and Mad Men. Since Mad Men series 4 ended a month ago, I have been on a major come down, however that is all about to change with HBO's long awaited Boardwalk Empire coming to our shores next month. Set in Atlantic City during prohibition, the series (with the most expensive ever pilot - $50 million no less!) is set to dazzle with stunning sets, fabulous fashion, gangsters and plenty of glamour. With Steve Buscemi as the lead character ''Nucky'', Terrance Winter (producer on The Sopranos) as creator and Martin Scorsese (no comments required) as producer/director, this is one sure fire recipe for success!
Now, if you fancy a little prohibition style indulgence of your own, there are a number of places in London that offer just that. For a themed night out, bringing the best of the roaring twenties to Bloomsbury Ballroom (what a decadent venue), check out this great site

Or, if you are looking for something a little more low key, then the fabulous Bourne and Hollingsworth in Fitzrovia is perfect. This gorgeous, basement bar keeps prohibition sentiments alive, with the most delicious cocktails served in fine china. Each one is accompanied by cute finger sandwiches or biscuits! Just delightful!