3 nights if you’re a fan of fancy dress

1.  HOUSE OF SCANDAL  

Step back in time to a world of 18th century secrets as decadent Apsley House is transformed into the House of Scandal. Regency high society is attending a soiree at this decadent London home. The pamphleteer paparazzi are waiting for you to arrive and they’re looking for their next salacious story. You’ll have to uncover scandalous secrets to get the press onside. Chat with aristocrats over glasses of fizz but don’t forget the servants, some of whom are very willing to spill their boss’s beans. Accept bribes and meet characters as you make your way through the glamorous house in this immersive, theatrical experience. There is more than meets the eye behind fluttering fans and raised teacups.

Where? Apsley House

When? Friday, from 18:00

2.  GOTHIC PLEASURE GARDEN      

Take a walk on the wild side after dusk and wander into Strawberry Hill’s enchanting night garden. Against the backdrop of the 18th century fairytale castle, explore a secret world of follies, clairvoyants and spell-binding storytelling. Walk through a fairy woodlands and willow grottoes magically lit by lanterns and fairy lights. A tarot card reader, harlequins and a fairy queen – who will you meet in the pleasure garden?

Dress code? Gothic glamour

Where? Strawberry Hill

When? Saturday, from 19:00

3.  JIMI HENDRIX HOUSE PARTY      

“Come on sugar let the good times roll…” Picture this: The year is 1966. Clubs are spilling into the streets. Psychedelic rock royalty – Jimi Hendrix – has just rolled into town and he’s holding a house party. Emerge will bring the swinging 60s magic and exclusive access to Hendrix’s first London pad for one night only. Expect DJs, dancing and drinks. Flares at the ready, it’s set to be wild. 

Dress code? Woodstock baby

Where? Handel & Hendrix (Jimi’s old gaff)

When? Saturday, from 19:00