bedtime story nights…. all the latest details!!! by David


Would you like to take a magical trip back in time and rediscover the wonder and beauty of childhood innocence?

London’s sexiest boutique hotel, 40 WiNKS, is launching a programme of Strange and Wonderful events this June, starting with a series of amazing Bedtime Story Nights!!

In an atmosphere of dreamy decadence, guests will be plied with drinks and nibbles before being transported to a place far far away with “Stories To Make You Dream” (3rd and 17th June) and “Tales of Love and Longing” (22nd and 29th July). A dresscode of pyjamas, nighties and dressing gowns will be rigorously enforced, and we are suggesting guests bring along a small cushion, a teddy bear and anything else that makes them feel warm and cosy. Nanny and Matron may be brought too (but you will have to pay for them as well…). Complimentary hankies will be provided should guests be moved to tears.

40 WiNKS is developing these fabulous nights in collaboration with Spoken Ink, the online audio website which is breathing fresh life into the short stories of world class authors with readings by actors such as Helena Bonham-Carter and Julie Christie. Their downloadable short stories will be available from July.

Each event will include two short stories read by professional actors with musical accompaniment, and will feature authors such as Angela Carter and Ian McEwen.

The events will start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.30. Tickets are just £20, including drinks and delicious nibbles.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7790 0259


Bedtime Story Nights at 40WiNKS in association with those frightfully nice people at Spokenink by David


“Yes!! Bedtime Story Nights – what a simply splendid idea!!” Carter was experiencing an explosion of emotions he hadn’t felt since that time he got to sit on Matron’s lap during the great measles epidemic back when he was still in his 2nd year at Worstwick Park. Nestling his head against her warm and ample bosom, he had followed the adventures of Tim, Ella and Gertrude and their battles against the evil Minipotions. A cracking yarn which all started when… Sorry, I digress. Bedtime Story Nights are starting at 40 WiNKS, and will no doubt bring back many equally happy memories for you all.

Wednesday 3 June – “Love and Longing”
Wednesday 17 June – “Stories to Make you Dream”
Wednesday 1 July – “Love and Longing”
Wednesday 15 July – “Stories to Make You Dream”

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Drinks and nibbles will be served on arrival and during the interval with the first story starting when the small hand reaches 8.

Dress code:
Strictly pyjamas, nightgowns, dressing gowns and other ‘appropriate’ nightwear. We would also suggest you bring a small cushion and a hanky (in case you are moved to tears). Please feel free to bring hot water bottles, blankets (particularly those with the satin edging along the top) Teddy Bears and anything else that makes you feel warm and safe (not matron or nanny unless you are paying for them too).

£20 per person per night (includes wine and nibbles).

40 WiNKS
109 Mile End Road
London E1
(click on the contact page at for treasure maps and misleading directions)

Email to confirm your booking and arrange payment.

Numbers at all 40 WiNKS events are strictly limited as we want them to feel special and intimate. Please book early to avoid disappointment.