A curiosity-style theme bar for the heart of London’s theatreland
based on the fictional adventure novel, Around the World in Eighty Days
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4EA
To translate the famous adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days into a hospitality environment as engaging as the surrounding shows of London’s theatreland, Covent Garden – transporting theatregoers into a world of fantasy and fun without diving into cliché.
The precursor to The House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia and the sister venue to the original Mr. Fogg’s bar Mayfair we meticulously reworked a Victoria tavern, installing interiors anchored around the novel’s key presiding themes of invention, discovery and travel to exotic lands. Elevating a sense tongue-in-cheek theatricality via subtle detailing and the use bespoke materials that trace a line back to original Victorian finishing techniques, upstairs we installed a refined, sumptuous version of a traditional Victorian gin parlour and salon including a plan-chest bar (referencing Phileas Fogg’s maps) and chaise longues upholstered with prints alluding to the British Arts & Crafts movement.