My West London Life

Evelina Girling


Founder of the London Cabaret Club Evelina Girling spills the beans on what it's like to run one of London's glitziest offerings...

What led you to work in such a fabulous industry?

Following business school in Sydney, I spent some time working in management consultancy & finance in London then moved to New York to continue further study in the Arts, where I became a huge Broadway theatre enthusiast. My working life subsequently took me to London, and here I fell in love with the West End!

With my love of musical theatre and experiencing the social scenes of both London and New York, I felt there was a gap in the market to create a new unique experience in London which would entail a combination of excellent theatre-style entertainment combined with a high-end dining experience – and so The London Cabaret Club was born!

What sets the London Cabaret Club apart?

The first thing that sets us apart is our permanent residence at The Bloomsbury Ballroom. It is an amazingly beautiful art deco building between the City and the West End that is perfect for our performances and the atmosphere there really enhances our shows. The second is the quality of our shows.

To date, The London Cabaret Club shows have been centred around a range of quintessentially British themes. For example, our show ‘Queen Of Roses’ celebrates Britain’s female monarchs. ‘Hats, Heels & Horses’ focuses on a day at the races and our current show ‘All About Gatsby’ transports guests into a decadent 1920’s party, inspired by the Jay Gatsby, the great anti-hero in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

We offer interesting and very entertaining themes which change seasonally to keep customers coming back! The London Cabaret aims to become an icon of London which appeals to our own residents as well as visiting tourists.

What is the usual crowd at the venue? Repeat visitors? Old/young? Or a mixture of everyone?

The crowd reflects the rich diversity of the city of London! It’s not unusual for celebrity clientele to attend our shows – visitors and fans have included famous figures as varied as Simon Cowell, Millie Mackintosh, Darcy Bussell, Louis Walsh and Olivia Colman. We also have some wonderful loyal fans from all walks of life who love to return to experience the different shows that we host throughout the year.

Why does it make the ultimate night out?

The sheer variety of unique, high-quality entertainment, combined with a fantastic level of service and fine dining options that accompanied the performance is what makes the London Cabaret Club a one of a kind experience.

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

The most favourite thing I do is being able to be creative with what I do and through this creativity being able to deliver a unique and wonderful experience to our clients.

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