Words have the power to conjure up amazingly colourful images, emotions, senses and scenes but sometimes the power of words is insufficient and things have to be seen for yourself. Voyages Extraordinaire sounds like one such example but for journalistic purposes, and to convince you to make that visit, here we go…
In a secret townhouse a stones throw from The Strand, lives an underground world unbeknown to the pinstriped-wearing businessmen and selfie-sticked tourists on the streets above. An immersive experience, Voyages Extraordinaire is here to vamp up your Christmas parties with room upon room of performers, props and exploration. Ushered in by explorers and aviators and down the book-lined staircase, you enter the reception surrounded by ship ropes and pulleys, progress to the company of mermaids in the underwater cocktail bar, onto the mountainous secret room for a hot toddy and delve deeper into the undergrowth in their jungle-themed lounge room. It seems that the deeper you get, the further you want to go. Daily life seems a distant memory.
The event space is available for your Christmas adventures from the end of November until the big day – private parties and private hire are all accommodated for. If you can’t quite negotiate the logistics for 100 of your closest friends to party underwater then this is the answer.
Voyages Extraordinaire at 9 Adam Street, The Strand, WC2N 6AA is available for private hire and shared parties from the end of November until Christmas