London, The Alchemist is calling


Premium bar and restaurant, The Alchemist has secured two new central London locations, adding to its ever-growing presence across the UK.

The openings follow the success of its current Bevis Marks venue, and will see the operator bring its renowned trademark of theatre and immersive experiences to the heart of Shoreditch and Covent Garden.

The first of the two venues is set to open in November 2018, in the suitably fitting theatre district of Covent Garden on St Martins Lane. The bar and restaurant will see a £1.6million investment and will extend over 6966 sq. ft., accommodating 72 covers.

Following a £1.3million investment the second venue, located in the vibrant area of Old Street, Shoreditch will open its doors in March 2019. The new bar and restaurant will span a generous 4456 sq. ft. accommodating 76 covers, complemented by a beautiful outdoor area hosting an additional 28 covers.

Theatre and immersive experiences are at The Alchemist’s core and this, coupled with innovative presentation and sensational settings will provide an unrivalled all-day drinking and dining destination for Londoners and tourists alike. The sites’ design, led by Macaulay Sinclair will follow The Alchemist’s trademark ‘copper-cased wonderland’ décor with warm interiors featuring amber, coppers and reds accompanied by unique and gothic artworks.

In keeping with the rejuvenated and evolved style of The Alchemist, its first London location in Bevis Marks is to undergo a £280,000 transformation on 6th August 2018, to align the site into The Alchemist’s current positioning and will reopen for trading on 20th August 2018.

Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist, speaks of the announcement: “We are delighted to finally announce these London venues, it’s been a long time coming but we feel incredibly lucky to have secured two fantastic locations; St Martins Lane and Old Street. Both areas are vibrant, intriguing and offer a fantastically diverse drinking and dining scene – overall the locations feel a perfect fit for us.

“London is obviously a competitive market – but following the success of Bevis Marks, we are confident we can offer a memorable and immersive experience for both residents and tourists to enjoy. Customers of our existing site will see a real difference in both our offering and design as we aim to elevate our venues with each launch, and these will be no different. We cannot wait to open the doors and put more Alchemist stamps across the city of London.”

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