There are some things in life that should always go together. Diamonds and chocolate. Spa trips and girlfriends. And vintage cars and champagne. Thankfully, Searcys has us covered with the latter with a new vintage champagne car that is touring around London – and pouring free bubbles for anyone who spots it!
Enjoy fizz on wheels from Searcys’ Rolls Royce champagne car, the Searcys Champagne Coupé. Yes, that’s right. Bottles will be popping open left, right and centre as the car takes to the road on Wednesday 27th July. It’s for one day only, so you better be quick as the car tours across London, visiting Searcys venues and some of our favourite London hangouts.
What’s the Searcys story?
After an illustrious career as the confectioner for the Duke of Northumberland, John Searcy founded Searcys in 1847. It was the go-to events company in the capital. This year, Searcys is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a whole host of fantastic events taking place across its 18 venues in London and beyond. They started celebrations with a donation pledge of £175,000 for charities and causes that are supported by the Searcys team. And now they want to welcome everyone in on the action to sample Searcys service at its best.
John Searcy founded Searcys in 1847 after an illustrious career as the confectioner for the Duke of Northumberland
Why the champagne?
The car is making a whistlestop tour of London as part of Searcys 175th anniversary celebrations. The UK’s oldest caterer has converted a 1935 Rolls-Royce Sedanca de Ville into a fully working mobile champagne bar. It will be filled with more than 60 bottles, including the full range of Searcys Selected Cuvées, the new limited-edition Blanc de Blancs, summery rosé and a selection of specials from key champagne houses.
Spot the coupé throughout the day on 27 July, take a picture, tag @searcyslondon #searcys to redeem a complimentary glass of Searcys Champagne with a meal at one of Searcys restaurants and bars, including St Pancras Brasserie, Searcys at the Gherkin (prebooked only), Osteria at the Barbican and 116 Pall Mall Champagne Bar on the day.
The blue and white mobile will be giving everyone in London their fizz fix
Where is the car going?
The striking blue and white mobile will be giving everyone in London their fizz fix. It starts the day off at St Pancras International station before making its way for a whistle-stop tour of the capital, past Searcys at the Gherkin in the City and 116 Pall Mall on St James’s.
Additional stop-offs include Inner Temple, Searcys at the Gherkin and The Stationer’s Hall. The full list includes:
- St Pancras International (Kings Cross)
- The HAC (Honourable Artillery Company (City)
- Searcys at the Gherkin (City)
- The Stationers’ Hall (City)
- Inner Temple (Blackfriars)
- The View at the Royal College of Surgeons (Holborn)
- Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (Covent Garden)
- Floris London (Jermyn Street)
- 116 Pall Mall (St James)
- 10-11 Carlton House Terrace (St James)
Please note that the route is subject to traffic conditions and might change on the day.
If I miss it, will I ever see the champagne car again?
Never fear! After its grand tour the car will be available to hire for weddings and events. So whether it’s your wedding day, a big knees-up with work or a grand birthday party, you’ll have the champagne sorted. It’s what we’ve always wanted: vintage cars and champagne on tap.