Yelp London Discovers The Secret of the Locket at Blitz
A mysterious video appears at your digital doorstop inviting you to a hidden party with a London secret. Do you go?
Of course you do. And so did 100 Yelp Elites and guests as they made their way to Blitz in Shoreditch for Yelp’s Secret of the Locket.
This three hour event was held in Blitz, one of London’s best vintage stores. Two floors filled with beautiful clothes, strange artefacts, unique artwork, old movie posters, giant cricket bats, ship’s mannequins and so much more.
“Blitz really is an Aladdin's cave so made the perfect venue,” Hannah W exclaimed.
Throughout the night, Yelpers sampled delicious eats from local spots. Meraz Café (located right across the street) set up plate after plate of homemade Indian cuisine, which had people salivating. And the legendary Big Apple Hot Dog, finest portrayers of hot dogs in London, did full beer and pork dogs with homemade condiments for hungry guests.
“Hot dogs being served next to Indian Food? Yelp must have been reading my dream journal,” Erin H wrote.
If you thought the food shined, then wait for the drinks. In three corners of the room, amazing cold concoctions were being served.
There was delicious Briska Cider, who was doling out pear, apple and pomegranate bottles. Scottish Brewdog were representing their Shoreditch bar with amazing full cans of their gourmet brew. And Hoxton Gin set up a cocktail station, mixing up two different type of drinks, complete with mint and other surprises.
MaryAnn Z drank it all up: “The drinks were amazing. Hoxton Gin was delicious and I loved the cider - a friend and I were saying that we'd order that pomegranate cider in a pub anytime we saw it. So good. And Brewdog was great, as ever.”
Guests were entertained by percussive guitarist Matt Midgely, who rocked out in the shop’s record section of the shop.
And those not eating, drinking or dancing were off on a photo scavenger hunt throughout the space, searching for pics of Queen Elizabeth and Anne Boylen (and the secret of their locket) to learn a little more about London. “Finding the various photos was a great way to make sure everyone really explored the wonderland of vintage that is Blitz and the various nooks and crannies it has,” Tom E told us.
All in all, a night for the history books. But don’t just take our word for it. But don’t just take our word for it. You can read all the reviews right here as well as check out all the pics by Jason Ellis here and Natalya Spicker here on the Official Yelp Flickr Page.
Until next time,
Alex S, Yelp London Community Manager