The Lacy Nook


Wednesday 16 May 2018 and Thursday 17 May 2018
19:00 - 22:30
Tickets from £45
Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up, Date Night
Stoke Newington
Over 18

An immersive experience of sensual Japanese culture

Feeling open-minded? Join us, and become a character exploring the hedonism, transgression and unabashed naughtiness of ancient Edo period Japan. Welcome to the pleasures of the Floating World.

T A K A Y O recreates a mysterious teahouse in the twisting alleys of an ancient red light district. Step over the threshold and be instantly transported to a strange and fascinating world. A place where, from the 17th through to the 19th century, Japanese people enjoyed many forms of art and entertainment. And also indulged in extravagant and unashamedly erotic pursuits. Their adventures are recorded in the exquisite paintings and woodblock prints of the time. This is Ukiyo, also known as the Floating World.

Enter the Floating World and become one of the characters in our story. To immerse you in your role you will be dressed in full kimono attire in our red lantern room before being seated for a delicious Japanese evening meal. We then reveal the beauty, humour and passion of Shunga - the celebrated erotic art of Japan. 

Edo period Japan embraced a unique view of sex and sensuality. Learn its rituals. Hear its secrets. And, perhaps, pick up a few tips on the art of seduction! Then enjoy the pleasure of tracing your own Shunga with a Japanese calligraphy brush-pen to create a unique, erotic illustration on a card for you to present to someone special. 

What you need to know

Floating World is a new Japanese cultural immersive experience. 

Have fun dressing up in a kimono in the private room inspired by the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter.

Savour delicious Japanese nibbles followed by a 3 course meal.

Learn the secret world of Japan through our presentation on Shunga.

Create a unique illustration with a Japanese calligraphy pen on card for yourself or for a special someone.


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The Lacy Nook
8 Cazenove Road, London, N16 6BD

North London

Nearest station:
Stoke Newington (Rail)


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For years T A K A Y O has brought the unique beauty and charm of Japan's traditional culture to hen party events. Due to their huge popularity, we have now designed something new. A captivating, interactive encounter for all adults to enjoy. Get ready to have fun, lose yourself and relish an immersive experience like no other


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Lovely food and great atmosphere. An interesting "supper club" type experience, possiblyu a little overpriced but an excellent and different evening. Visited The Lacy Nook on 2018-02-15
by on February 17th, 2018

The Food,hosts and atmosphere was all really great. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to plan a date that's a little bit more interesting than just another trip to the cinema! 🙂 Visited The Lacy Nook on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018

What a fantastic, novel concept and atmospheric evening. The food was delicious and the hosts very welcoming and knowledgeable. The evening flew by and I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout. Highly recommend. Visited The Lacy Nook on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018

Everything I hoped. I loved being dressed in kimono and feeling transported to the floating world. The food was delicious (even with my strict dietary requirements) and the sake superb. An amusing and informative talk was followed by a creative activity. Perfect! Visited The Lacy Nook on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018

We had such a great evening! It was a small group and our host was brilliant, dressing us in our choice of kimono and providing wonderful conversation starters throughout our delicious three course Japanese feast before telling us all about Shunga art. We then got to trace our choice of art for our own greeting card and the setting was so warm and otherworldly that I completely lost track of time! I'd definitely recommend going to this event if it's run again! Visited The Lacy Nook on 2017-11-16
by on November 28th, 2017

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