Live at the Ritz – A Night of Glamour and Glitz
By Tom Wilkinson

While in London and looking for a distinguished meal, recommends The Ritz London. To enjoy your meal alongside some exquisite entertainment, make sure to book yourself in for Live at the Ritz on a Friday or Saturday evening.

The Ritz truly needs no introduction. Opened in 1906, this stunning 5-star luxury hotel in Piccadilly quickly became the favoured haunt of luminaries of the era such as Noël Coward and Winston Churchill.

Live at the Ritz offers a night of fine dining and entertainment where you may stick to the set menu or order from the à la carte menu of the Michelin starred Ritz Restaurant. While you eat, a live band entertains with swing and jazz classics. After the main course they are joined by professional dancers who take to the stage to jive, tango, and Charleston through the evening. Finishing with a performance of Put it on the Ritz acts as a delightful coda to the meal that can then either wind down towards a delicious desert followed by a cocktail or you can yourselves take to the dance floor to show off your dance moves while the music continues into the night.

To read more about the experience of visiting Live at the Ritz when in the UK, visit for a review by contributor Beth Goss.


Contributing Editor Tom Wilkinson makes cocktails in his spare time and podcasts about their history at Dr Wilko’s Campaign for Better Beverages. He also produces 2 other podcasts: Hat of Many Things, on random topics drawn from a hat and Unparliamentary Language about the state of British politics.