Halloween chills and thrills at The London Edition hotel

Join Dior’s Kim Jones, Georgia May Jagger, Nick Grimshaw and others aboard the cursed HMS Berners for an immersive dinner experience – and do your bit for ocean conservation

The Berners Tavern at The London Edition will be transformed into a ghostly shipwreck at the bottom of the sea to celebrate Halloween
The Berners Tavern at The London Edition will be transformed into a ghostly shipwreck at the bottom of the sea to celebrate Halloween | Image: Nikolas Koenig

Prepare for fright night, as the Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners sets the chilling Halloween theme at The London Edition hotel’s Berners Tavern on October 31. The immersive dining experience (priced £130 per person for a three-course dinner with a Grey Goose welcome cocktail) will transport guests to the bottom of the sea in the name of a good cause – one-third of all ticket prices will go to Project O, the ocean conservation charity

The entrance to The London Edition hotel in Fitzrovia
The entrance to The London Edition hotel in Fitzrovia | Image: Nikolas Koenig
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A dress code of Deep Sea Shipwreck Disco will set the vibe as the cursed voyage starts its descent into the abyss at 7.30pm – the restaurant transformed into the ballroom of a sunken ship where a large tentacle will creep into the interior, fish will swim overhead, and guests will be introduced to a cast of fantastical characters, from “the Captain” to a “disco fish”, all under eerie blue lighting. One of two themed Grey Goose cocktails will greet the brave – the Aegean Spritzwreck or the Sonic – followed by a dinner of heritage cauliflower and pearl couscous salad; Creedy Carver English chicken with tenderstem broccoli, mashed potatoes and gravy; and bitter chocolate ganache with passion-fruit sorbet and passion-fruit jam.

One of the statues set to adorn the restaurant as it becomes the cursed HMS Berners
One of the statues set to adorn the restaurant as it becomes the cursed HMS Berners
The Grey Goose Aegean Spritzwreck is one of two bespoke cocktails served at the event
The Grey Goose Aegean Spritzwreck is one of two bespoke cocktails served at the event

Dior’s artistic director, Kim Jones, and model Georgia May Jagger – a Project O charity ambassador – will greet guests, and after the feasting DJs Nick Grimshaw, Hugo Heathcote and Jaime Winstone will hit the decks on the bow of the ship, decorated with “luscious ladies” designed to seduce sailors to the murky depths. 

The experience includes a three-course dinner with a ghoulish theme
The experience includes a three-course dinner with a ghoulish theme
The elegant lobby of the hotel
The elegant lobby of the hotel | Image: Nikolas Koenig

There will also be a mermaid’s cave and karaoke bar where a Trick or Treat tombola will see brave sea-goers rewarded with prizes from Dior, Ralph Lauren, Petersham Nurseries, Jo Wood, Love Brand & Co, LARQ, The London Edition and more. The ship will finally sink at 2am with only the bravest sailors sure to survive...

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