Our story dates back to 1746 when Sir Francis
Dashwood (1708-1781) began a very exclusive
club for the social elite. It was officially known
as «The Knights of St Francis».
However «Hellfire Club» was a name bestowed upon this secret club by critics of Sir Francis and his followers.
The history of the Hellfire Club dates back to the 1700s when it
was originally a British secret society designed for high standing individuals of a certain persuasion. Members included the social elite and had many famous attendees. including Lord Sandwich who documented his membership of this secret club.
The purpose of the club was to provide a place for fun, for likeminded, intelligent people who wanted a place to be themselves. It is believed they encouraged behaviours that were considered hedonistic at that time and was strictly invite only.
The club was closed by royal edict, where among the motivations was how the club’s members did «corrupt the minds and morals of one another».
Each member was entitled to bring along a guest if he was inclined to do so of a particular social standing. In the 1700’s invitations were sent by the Prior and costumes were required to be worn by attendees. These meetings were recorded in 1779 in a book called Nocturnal Revels.
In 1999 Eyes wide shut was released which was based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story)
The book and adapted movie symbolises all that was created by the Knights of St Francis and our present day;
Nights of St Francis......
You may only attend one of our events if you know the password to unlock the ticket link.
You can only get the password if
- you know a member of Nights Of St Francis
- you have been invited by us
- you have taken the time to email and explained why we should give you the password to Nights Of St Francis...
"The Logo, The Pheonix, The Society is Reborn..."
In modern day, the rebirth of this secret society which "Eyes Wide Shut" was based on rose from the ashes as many of London's secret societies came together.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect to be welcomed by your hosts for the evening, where you will be free to meet our other guests.
Expect fantastic venues, a great crowd and an alluring atmosphere.
Dressing up is a big part of our events.
Expect Champagne on arrival and for lots of socializing.
Just before midnight the atmosphere changes and the many play rooms are filled with guests.
There is no pressure to play at our events.
MUSIC IS LIFE
Music has the ability to change how you feel, making you feel a variance of emotions from feeling empowered, emotional and even aroused. We have incredible music to create a night of ecstasy.
RULES & CONFIDENTIALITY
Nights of St Francis is a high end kink party for liberated elite with a love for sensuality, music and dressing up.
We have a very strict no photography rule. No phones are allowed at our events. Photography will only be taken of our models by our professional photographers. Guests may request to be photographed also for our coffee table book to keep.
Nights Of St Francis is a fetish event, with a dress code. This dress code is not optional.
Dress Code for women: A Black Cloak and Masquerade Mask with Kink attire for example; Fetish, Lingerie, Body Art, SM, Burlesque, Cabaret, Medical, Military, Venice Carnival, Circus Carnival, Top Hat & Tails
If you can wear your outfit to another event without the turning of heads and the occasional jaw dropping... Then it isn’t extreme enough for Nights Of St Francis!
Dress Code for Men: Masquerade Mask with either a suit or white shirt and black trousers.
EVENT BY NUMBERS
300 Guests, All dressed up, based on selection.
1 Dungeon Master
1 Adult Performace
3 Top DJs playing for 5 hours throughout the night.
6 Play areas, across 3 floors of a stunning Central London Residence