White Swan 30th Birthday

22/08/15: It was a gay shindig like no other, as the White Swan celebrated its 30th birthday bash! The lass may be getting on in years, but that didn’t stop new owner Cassio from planning a party of epic proportions!

Miss Jason took to the stage (Jaegerbomb in hand) belting out some cabaret classics to her East End entourage. The lads were in awe of this diva, while she sung her heart out to commemorate the special occasion. A few more Jaegerbombs later, Abba tribute act Sarah Hewson jumped into the spotlight and delivered some AB-tastic tunes to the EastBenders, including ‘Mammia Mia’ and one of our all-time favourites, ‘Dancing Queen’.

We were all in for a birthday treat as the swanky new lounge bar was finally unveiled. A decadent and sophisticated little boudoir, which only added to the venue’s fresh art-deco look.  After some cabaret carnage and an ab-fab performance, we took to the dance floor and got jiggy with it, while DJ Ian James blasted the tunes all the way ‘til 5am!

An amaze-ball night of great entertainment and old school beats, which was the cherry on top of the cake. Here’s to the next milestone… 50!


White Swan, Commercial Rd, E14 7JD
Words by Dan Moore
Photos by Victor Hensel-Coe