There are heaps on new openings in London at the moment. From friendly local pubs to high end restaurants, you’d think that no-one in this city had heard about triple-dip recessions.
Also on the list of new places you absolutely definitely should check out (if you’re not too busy counting the pennies) is The King’s Head Members Club in Shoreditch.
This little new club may not be as large as some, but has an intimate atmosphere that leans towards cosy. It’s members are largely involved in the arts, but not exclusively. Plus, they’ve impressively taken an environmental approach to the club and will be supporting local charities, with a focus on young people. I like this.
From the outside, it looks like a run down, battered old East End boozer (because, I guess, it was). The room into which you enter is still reminiscent of a pub – with a bit of a twist. The real appeal though is in the numerous other themed rooms – from the disco dancefloor downstairs to the beautiful private dining space upstairs. Gorgeous.
The club has an impressive roster of events organised and have kept the membership costs reasonable, which is nice to see (so many are GREEDY). They serve good food, great drinks and are open from 7am-3am every day.
The best bit though, is none of the above. It’s the decor and attention to detail that has been paid when renovating the venue. Expect character. Expect eccentric. Expect bold statements…And expect stuffed animals. There are a few!
East London’s new members club, The Kings Head, can be found at;
257 Kingsland Road