An attentive audience, riveting tales of exotic lands and Chivas Regal on tap - Phileas Fogg would be awfully proud.

Monday night in Mayfair was a truly international affair and for once we're not referring to Russia. No, this time we're talking about rugged river explorer Levison Wood's account of his epic nine-month walk down the Nile. Despite Wood's disarming self-deprecation, this was in no way a stroll and his plights and fights en-route meant that all those in attendance spent the night on the edges of their seats. Thankfully 'Walk the Nile' cocktails were on hand with Chivas Regal 18 Year Old to take the edge off tales of land-mines, hungry crocs and light fingered locals. We'll no doubt be re-watching the series on 4OD and possibly reading his book simultaneously... How adventurous of us! 

Photographs by Matt Pearl