The Candlelight Club

If you feel like time-travelling, feel like dressing up, feel like jazz music or just feel like doing something totally different book this when you are in London. I went to this Chicago 1920’s candlelight night on a secret location and it was really awesome. Everyone there was actually dressed up properly. It was really like stepping into the 20’s with a live Jazz band and 20’s cocktails. They change the theme of the candlelight club regularly.
On this occasion it was possible to order hotdogs and hamburgers at a counter outside and inside there where tables with white cloths and candles. If you want to make sure you have a table with your friends, you can book one for £65,- which I would recommend. There is no served dinner..It’s JUST the hotdogs. We agreed that this is probably something to do with a party of +4… Awesome though… Location is emailed on the night before… Website – ££

The Fat Cat

If you want to do something different before you go out for dinner or just want to have some old fashioned fun, go to this place. They play live music in a very big open space with randomly placed pingpong tables, Pool tables, chessboard tables and shuffleboards.
You order for example a beer and some pingpong balls and for $11 per hour (for a table) you can play as long as you like. Loved it big time!
75 Christopher St (7th Ave), New York, +2126756056; Underground: Christopher – Sheridan S – $$

Ronnie Scott’s

Basically THE place to be for jazz in London. With only top class perfomances, decor with distinctive red lamp shades and black-and-white portraits of the great musicians, the experience is amazing. I really enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Jazz lunch, but evenings should be fun too. Besides the fact that the food wasn’t great (don’t get the Ceasar Salad; it’s tiny and doesn’t taste special at all), the only thing missing is cigar smoke..  47 Frith Street, nearest tube: Tottenham Court Rd – £££ (depending on performance)

The 606 Club

One of the best places in London to enjoy Jazz music. When you arrive at the metal gated doorway of the club you’ll think you’re at the wrong place as it looks abandoned. But after you’ve been granted entry and descend into the basement it’s exactly what you’d expect a proper Jazz club should look like. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, music is super enjoyable (check online to see what’s up) and the food was great too. You should make sure to book a table before you go. 606 Club, 90 Lots Road, Chelsea, 020 7352 5953 – Underground: Imperial Wharf