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The Escapologist

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35 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD


+44 20 7240 5142

Opening Times

Mon-Sat 5pm-12.30am
Sun 5pm-11.30pm

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Time Out
Time Out Says...

The venue gets its name from a Victorian scoundrel, Baron Von Took, whose supposed last wish before a date with the gallows was to have a drink in one of Covent Garden’s brew houses; as you can probably guess, he managed to escape. Whether or not the story rings true, the bar uses it as an excuse to style itself as a low-lit Victorian gentlemen’s club... With a 20-strong cocktail menu divided into ‘premium’ and ‘party time’, the theme ends there. But it’s fun.

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