The 260-capacity venue with have live music and cabaret at its heart with two bars and two stages and will attempt to emulate the old louche Soho culture with its entertainment and style.
It will be located in a refurbished three-storey townhouse with an interior design that takes its cues from the old Soho of the 1920s. The décor will be of a deep colour palette with low-lighting and pictures, murals and hidden peep shows dotted around the rooms to serve as a nod to the famed and colourful history of the district.
Photos will display characters from Soho’s past, including socialite Philip Sallon, jazz musician Horace Silver and lesbian club owner Madame Louise, as well as living Soho legend Soho George.
Both bars that will serve a menu of classic and updated cocktails including the Umamartini, a gin martini flavoured with fino sherry, elderflower and olive brine; Lady Stanley - vanilla vodka mixed with Chambord, maraschino liqueur and fresh lime in tribute to Lady Stanley of Soho; and Pear 75 – pear and blush peach flavours mixed with prosecco.
A selection of bar snacks and light bites will be available from early November.
“Every detail of Louche Soho takes inspiration from the notorious characters and attitudes of old Soho, from the low-lit interior styling to the diverse entertainment schedule, all to create a truly inclusive atmosphere,” says founder Howard Taylor.
“We’re excited to continue to build on our reputation for bringing great entertainment, delicious cocktails and outright fun to the London bar scene.”