At the end of 2011 I decided to try supperclubs in and around Brixton where I live. I searched online and found a few, some are very well known others not so much. I found one that caught my attention, the Basement Galley. It was near Christmas and they weren’t hosting any supperclubs till January 2012. However, by April 2012 Basement Galley were no more. Alex Cooper, the chef had decided to pursue other gastronomic enterprises. I was sad that I never had the change to try it. I always checked them out online for updates. Well, my constant checking paid off when I saw that they were hosting a special supperclub in a tube carriage on the Victoria Line in April 2013. First person I thought to invite to come with me was my good friend Mex, aka @anniemole, who has been blogging about the tube for the last 10 years. Perfect companion!
The location wasn’t exactly on the tracks. It was a most
unique and exclusive venue, a historic 1967 Victoria Line Tube
Carriage in a hidden and
currently being transformed into London’s new steam and transport
museum, showcasing Lea Valley manufacturers such as Avro and De
Havilland in Walthamstow, end of the Victoria Line. From the station we caught another bus to get to the venue another 15 minutes bus ride, where we noticed that other dinner guests armed with wine bottles were heading too.
|The carriage door was in fully working order. We felt like the train was going to depart at anytime!|
The buzzing atmosphere, the unique venue and Alex’s accomplished cooking, made this a brilliant and unique experience and in the true spirit of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary. The venue is about 20 minutes of the tube station and about £11 cab ride. The next supperclub (BYO) in the Victoria Carriage will take place on the 11th May . More details here
Read Annie Mole’s blog for another view on the evening: London-Underground