Travel Tunes: Shake It Out

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Devilish fancy dress party in a historic English mansion where guests wear masks befitting Venice Carnival?

Well, sure, if you must. Find all this in the newest video from London songstress Florence Welch, better known as Florence and the Machine, for the track “Shake It Out” off her forthcoming album Ceremonials (up for grabs in the UK on Monday, October 31). It was filmed in the old, opulent Eltham Palace in Greenwich, South East London. Welch told MTV, “We were kind of going for a sort of ‘Gatsby at West Egg’-style house party but with maybe slightly ritualistic and sort of satanic undertones and séances.” Shades of Eyes Wide Shut too, non?

Should you want to book a holiday in something similar so you can fancifully frolic with your friends for the Halloween weekend, we suggest Amberley Castle or The Cliveden Hotel.

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