Hate long bar queues? You’ll have to wait even longer at a new spy-themed bar opening today, as you’ll only get your cocktail once you’ve cracked some puzzles.
Bar-goers will have to test out their detective skills for themselves using cipher machines, inspired by Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes.
Wannabe detectives will receive an agent name once they turn up at the underground bunker, based in Chelsea, London.
Each cocktail will be unique to visitors, and will be crafted once you’ve used World War II cipher machines and puzzles to reveal all to the mixologist – after the information’s been transmitted via radio.
Mixologists will work out your ideal drink based on your personality, tastes and desires. These traits are then translated into a very fancy cocktail.
Over 7,000 people are now on the waiting list for The Bletchley, inspired by the code-breaking operations that went on at Bletchley Park.
As fans of The Imitation Game will know, code-breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing and his team helped to shorten the Second World War by cracking the Enigma code at Bletchley Park.
Turing was granted a posthumous pardon by the Queen in 2013 for his criminal conviction of homosexuality.
The location of The Bletchley will not remain a mystery, but it is only revealed to visitors once they have booked tickets.
I’ll have my cocktail with a side of detective work, please.
The Bletchley will open its doors today, 17 March, with tickets costing £30pp, including three drinks.
The bar will be open Tuesday – Wednesday 6pm-12am, Thursday – Saturday 6pm – 2am, Sunday 6pm-12am.
You can book tickets here.