The Owls Are Not What They Seem: 9 Reasons To Visit The Twin Peaks Dining Experience
Visit now or forever miss your cherry pie.
On a Wednesday night, in a secret London location, MTV UK got our Twin Peaks on at immersive dining experience The Owls Are Not What They Seem. As diehard fans of the David Lynch series, we were more than a little excited to enter the town of 51,201 people, and here are nine reasons why you should too (minus any major spoilers).
1. The Log Lady lives on at this secret location
We were so saddened to hear of actress Catherine Coulson’s passing earlier this week, but at The Owls Are Not What They Seem, she’s still the star of the show. RIP.
2. The coffee at Wanda’s diner is damn fine
And may or may not be laced with alcohol.
3. As is the cherry pie
But we’ll let you discover the rest of the menu for yourself! Note there are options for vegan, veggie, gluten free and many other dietary specifics. Always handy.
4. People get really into the fancy dress
There was a particularly awesome Special Agent Dale Cooper in attendance when we went, as well as the FBI Regional Bureau Chief, Gordon Cole. There’s even a little prize for best costume at the end of the night.
5. The actors WILL interact with everyone…
Because the numbers for each dinner sitting are relatively small, you’ll find yourself chatting to everyone from Norma to Bobby Briggs. Though their names have been changed slightly, to avoid any lawsuits from David Lynch and co. – they have had no involvement in The Owls Are Not What They Seem.
6. …As will the other guests
Because you’re seated in tables of six, unless you come with a group of that size, you’ll find yourself getting cosy with all kinds of randoms. You can also try and solve mysteries through chatting to fellow guests, though how far you go is entirely up to you.
7. The Black Lodge’s red room is the perfect selfie spot
Try not to upload too many snaps to Instagram, though, as other guests probably want the experience to be a surprise.
8. The town noticeboard is well worth a read
We found some very naughty banter on there indeed. Sure beats Tinder.
9. You can hang around Black Jacks bar long after dinner has finished
There’s even a bit of a show from the characters in there, plus four tasty cocktails behind the bar, for £7 a pop.
The Owls Are Not What They Seem is now running until November 21st. Diner tickets are priced at £66.50, while an Owl’s Nest ticket is just £6. Book here.
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