The private members’ club in Marylebone stages its spine-tingling annual Halloween party
Be afraid – be very afraid. Home House, the exclusive private members’ club in Marylebone, will host its eagerly-anticipated annual Halloween party later this month.
Inspired by the eccentric past of the original owner of Home House – the Countess of Home, who acquired the nickname ‘Queen of Hell’ for her irascible behaviour and lavish parties – this year will see the club transformed into ‘Lady Home’s Grand Ball of Horror’.
The entire club in Portman Square will be taken over for a decadent cocktail of magicians, fortune tellers and tarot card readers with a cabaret show, live music and DJs across multiple floors.
There will also be a special Halloween-inspired menu with dishes including braised beef cheek with bone marrow and trick-or-treacle tart, as well as a gin-based cocktail menu inspired by Lady Home’s favourite spirit.
Regal opulence runs through the characterful corridors of Home House, which was originally commissioned by Lady Home to entertain the great and the good of London’s high society in the late 18th-century.
A Grade I-listed building, it was designed by architects James Wyatt and Robert Adam in 1773. In keeping with its storied past, it has become known for its lavish parties in a palatial setting with an eclectic selection of colourful members and guests creating an electric atmosphere throughout; from the four-interconnecting drawing rooms to the courtyard garden.
Even the club’s bathrooms are an atmospheric affair; dimly lit with spooky choral music as if a member is about to be ritually sacrificed. “Home House is a space for colourful characters and flamboyant misfits to feel perfectly at home,” says managing director, Andrew Richardson.
The lavish Halloween party takes place on Friday, October 28 with standard tickets priced at £60 for members and £85 for guests, which includes access to the party from 9pm. Drinks and party tickets cost £100 for members and £125 for guests and include access to the party, a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and three ‘decadent drinks’ at any bar within the club on the night.
For even more lavish affair, a Sleepover & Party option is on offer (from £495 for members and £693 for guests) with 23 bedrooms all with their unique charm; a bath made for His Highness Say Aji Rao III, Maharajah Gaekwad of Baroda (1863-1939) is in the Duke of Atholl’s suite on the third floor, while the walls of Lady Patricia Portman’s room are decorated in original 1820s’ Chinese Chi’en Lung hand-painted silk paper.