Secret Events: Tell no one ... hidden venues

Event spoke in code to experts as part of a covert operation to find a number of top-secret, under-the-radar and hidden places to host secret events.

DINNER IN THE SKY

Three words ... Don't look down

This sky platform is nowhere to be seen on the ground, as up to 22 guests can strap in and dine 100 feet in the air at any UK location. A personal chef will prepare food on the platform.

Brands? Barclaycard at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park.

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Hire cost £12,500 standard rate

Contact (020) 3356 2843

Web eventsinthesky.co.uk

THE VAULT LONDON

Three words ... Posh public transport

This is no ordinary London double-decker bus: dubbed the capital's first mobile private members' club, it has three VIP areas and holds 60 guests.

Brands? Sony Music, MTV and Red Bull have all been passengers.

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Hire cost £500 per hour (dry hire)

Contact (020) 7060 6345

Web vaultlondon.com

WINE & CHARCUTERIE

Three words ... Former public WC

Don't wince at its former guise: this transformed venue under Clapham Common Tube has a 40-seat bar and an outdoor courtyard for 50 people.

Brands? Venue is hosting 'meet the supplier' events over coming months.

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Postcode SW4 7AA

Hire cost £5,000

Contact (020) 7622 5502

Web wcclapham.co.uk

SIMON DRAKE'S HOUSE OF MAGIC

Three words ... Touch of mystery

This 200-year-old gothic Victorian mansion, somewhere in London, is perfect for adding extra magic to an event. Guests can be led to the venue's enchanted garden blindfolded, or given maps with cryptic clues.

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Hire cost £100 per hour

Contact (020) 7735 4777 Web houseofmagic.co.uk

SCOTLAND'S SECRET BUNKER

Three words ... Take cover underground

One hundred feet beneath a Fife farmhouse is a former Cold War nuclear command centre. Its entrance tunnel leads to a chapel, broadcasting studio and dormitories.

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Postcode KY16 8QH

Hire cost From £1,500 per night

Contact (01333) 310301

Web secretbunker.co.uk.


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