Arriving to the chorus “Would you like us to show you where to change?” Glam quickly realised we were entering unknown territory. That territory being owned by the wondrous character and 40 Winks founder, Mr David Carter.
Playing host within the elegant surroundings of The Royal Exchange Carter and his bevy of pyjama-clad ladies- luxurious silk numbers not loungewear I may add- took guests on a trip of tremor, trepidation and thrills in celebration of All Hallows Eve last night.
Beginning the evening of fun with a couple of nerve comforting Corpse Reviver No. 2 cocktails guests mingled amongst each other before making their way through the portal. What waited was the most fitting of Halloween sets.
The normally very chic and very British private dining room has been transformed into a fantastical yet frightful world. Chattering heads lay disregarded on chopping boards, skeletons hung from their necks and skulls oozed smoke or maybe even escaping spirits into the decadent surroundings.
Taking centre stage the story tellers began their ghoulish tales interspersed with dramatic accordion sounds. From wives being sacrificed to disappearing children there was not a moment when hearts beats did race.
As the evening drew to a close and the guests filed out it was clear to see why 40 winks has become such a London phenomenon amongst the creative and thrill-seeking crowds. Intrigued? A visit to the 40 winks establishment may be in order.