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After being the talk of the town throughout summer, the truly unique Magic Roundabout has raised the bar once more with exciting plans to transform the site for winter, into a tented, heated, ‘Decades’ inspired wonderland.

Stepping through Old Street tube station you’ll take the stairs through Time and Space and pop up into a homage to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The brand new themed areas include a slightly bonkers version of Woodstock with some serious flower power and a super sexy 1970s Playboy lounge, complete with sheepskins and log fire. The Main Bar will be an all out 80s disco with futuristic art and palm trees and finally, the VIP Area will take you right back to the early 90s; oh the patterns, oh the Fresh Prince colours!  

The winter relaunch also sees Smokin’ Lotus take the reins from White Men Cant Jerk who are off to pastures new. Smokin’ Lotus is the creation of Rosalind Chick who uses old family recipes as inspiration for her BBQ menu. In just two years Smokin’ Lotus has risen through the ranks and was voted no 42 in Time Out’s top 50 street food traders 2017. The main ingredients are smoked in Rosalind’s home-built smokehouse and the 11 hour slow smoked beef brisket with hoisin sauce and Japanese-style creamy potato salad mash cannot be recommended highly enough. Smokin’ Lotus will complete the award winning street food offering for winter which already includes Skins and Burger Bear.

Throughout Autumn and winter the venue will play host to a huge range of events, highlights include an immersive Halloween party on 28th October in collaboration with Budweiser, a Liquid D&B party from Sine with Commix headlining on 4th November and our Wasted Chic Christmas Market on 5th December. The venue is also available for private hire throughout the season and makes a very original Christmas party venue for groups of up to 500. You can check out the full line up of events and the Christmas Brochure, plus make enquiries via the website:


The Magic Roundabout,
16 St Agnes Well,
London, EC1Y 1BE

Located INSIDE Old Street Tube Station, just walk along the shopping concourse and our staircase is opposite Nincomsoup.

Behind this wall bar

The team at Behind This Wall will be opening a new bar in Hackney just in time for winter. Having held a four month residency on the Oval Space terrace over the past summer; the former Plastic People club night, roving record fair and peripatetic bar are now settling in to their first fixed abode. The space will be contemporary and tactile in design and feel, with Martin Hannett’s — the inimitable producer of Joy Division and noted audiophile — old Tannoy Gold sound-system warming the aural environ.

The menu has been developed again by bar-tender Alex Harris, building on the ‘Medicinal Mixology’ concept honed over the summer at the Oval Space. As Alex himself says: “We work with refined, small-batch distillers and producers; all our ingredients are free of artificial additives, colours or flavours, high fructose corn syrup or unnecessary sugar. The idea is to rebuild classic cocktails (with seasonal, botanical or herbaceous enhancements) around this philosophy. The notion to the potions: let’s drink to good health!” For food offerings Alex has expanded on the usual BTW oyster raw bar with several Hawaiian poke (pronounced ‘poh-kee’) dishes.

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Rev JW Simpson - Bar Shot - medium resOne of Fitzrovia's most treasured and hidden bars, Reverend JW Simpson, has announced the continuation of their hugely popular Spirited Sermons master-classes, keeping Londoners busy with these interactive and informative events throughout the Autumn and Winter months.

During these classes, ambassadors and master distillers from across the UK will be preaching about some of the world's oldest and most fascinating spirits, offering delicious  new takes on classic recipes and asking guests to try their own hand at shaking them to life.
The next event, happening on Tuesday 15th September, will be in celebration of Mexican Independence Day, teaching cocktail lovers everything they need to know about the different varieties of the popular Mezcal spirit, and it's better known sub-category, Tequila. Guests are invited to sample some tasty Tequila, mix up some Mezcal cocktails, and raise a glass of agave-goodness in celebration of all things Mexican.
15th September 2015

Mezcal & Mexican Independence

Mezcal may be the hot spirit du jour, but Mexicans have been imbibing many varieties, including the sub-category
tequila, for hundreds of years. Guests will raise a glass of San Cosme, Illegal and Derrumbes mezcals, and shout the  grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores); the cry that has risen over a glass of agave-goodness since it started the War of Independence in Mexico in 1842.

29th September 2015

The Rums of Santa Teresa

Since 1796, the Santa Teresa Family have been a key part of Venezuela’s history. From Simon Bolivar and the South
American revolution to modern day social initiatives, Hacienda Santa Teresa has brought joy and happiness to people through more than just the rum! Attendees will have a chance to taste their award-winning range of rums and learn about the 200 years of production that is behind it.

6th October 2015

Rev Presents Spirited Sermon Special with Makers Mark

London Cocktail Week partners Makers Mark will be coming down for a Spirited Sermon Special. Guests can expect the usual exquisitely crafted Reverend cocktails, lashings of lovely bourbon, fascinating insights into the history andproduction of the spirit, and some good ol’ Kentucky fun.

13th October 2015

Pisco’s of Chile with Kappa Pisco

A spirit category growing in popularity but still misunderstood, Pisco is so much more than the Pisco Sour. Students of this class will learn about the origins of the Chilean incarnation of this complex and historical liquid, whilst sampling some creative and different Pisco libations.

27th October 2015

Day of the Dead Special with El Jimador Tequila

Dia de los Muertos is one of the great festivals in Mexico, where families and communities gather and dress up in
parades to celebrate the lives of departed friends and family members, inviting the spirits back for a visit and helping their passage to the next life. A joyous time often lasting three days, skulls and skeletons are brightly coloured and detailed, with people spending a whole year working on their outfits and figurines. Expect face painting, dancing and  raising glasses of Mexico’s number one tequila, El Jimador!

10th November 2015

Vodka Revealed

The oldest spirit category, Vodka’s history and traditions, as well as production and flavours, are often lost in the  marketing millions spent creating brands and bottles. Guests will have the opportunity to de-mystify the intricate flavours of this spirit with Konik’s Tail, one of the most interesting and flavourful of the pantheon of modern Vodkas.

24th November 2015

Japanese Whisky, A Love Story – with Nikka Whisky’s Stefanie Holt

The birth of Japanese whisky is both beautiful and tragic, with the early attempts at recreating the magic nectar of
Scotland in Japan finally coming to fruition with the birth of the two great Japanese whisky houses, and culminating in the incredibly intricate and complex liquids produced by Japan. These are recognised by experts and aficionados as some of the best whiskies in the world today.

1st December 2015

Repeal Day Special with Old Forester Bourbon

In 1933, after 13 years of bathtub spirits, bootlegging and speakeasies, the 18th Amendment to the constitution of the USA was repealed, ending Prohibition and legalising alcohol for sale and consumption once again. Old Forester Bourbon was one of the only legally available bourbons that continued production during those dark years, and guests will have a chance to celebrate the anniversary of that momentous occasion with one of the oldest and greatest bourbons around.

Arrival from 6pm, masterclass and cocktail making and partaking from 6.30pm-10pm

Book in advance and get 50% off

Tuesdays throughout 2015

Fee: £25 + booking fee including 3 cocktails


Dalston has just become home to London's most glamorous Art Deco bar. Designed to look like a relaxed 1940s living room with Golden Era standards of service, Fontaine's opened its doors quietly in late December 2014, dishing up classic cocktails (made exactly as they were back in the day) and delicious food made from locally-sourced ingredients.

The brainchild of burlesque and cabaret performer Emerald Fontaine (who moonlighted for many years as a cocktail bar manager), Fontaine's aims to transport its visitors back in time with exquisite silver service (with a smile) by glamorous waiting staff. Upstairs in the midnight-blue and gold bar, visitors can lounge on Art Deco sofas next to vintage cabinets of curiosities and drink a perfectly mixed Clover Club, Ramos Gin Fizz or Manhattan while dining on cheese and charcuterie boards, deep fried ravioli, smoked salmon blinis and arguably London's finest chips. For the sweet tooth, there are handmade desserts like cherry ganache truffles served with chocolate popping candy. Even the bathrooms are the embodiment of glamour! It's the perfect place for relaxing after a long day, to a soundtrack of blues, swing and Big Band.

Downstairs from the elegant bar is the tiki-inspired Bamboo Lounge, where party-goers can step back to 1940's South Pacific, and sample the special rum cocktails. 2015 plans already including cabaret, film nights and parties, including Cabaret Calendar Cavalcades and the Vintage Mafia's longstanding Ric Rac Club, with plenty more to be announced.

Fontaine's ethos is unfussy, simple, classic, bringing the 1930s Savoy experience to Dalston in 2015. Don't feel you need to dress up for your visit, though – we dress up for you.


176 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY

Fog2This Christmas will see a bespoke collaboration between two iconic brands as London department store, Liberty decorates acclaimed Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s in true festive style.

Founded in 1874 by Arthur Liberty, Liberty is the perfect partner for Mr Fogg’s, which is based on the drawing room of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, in his 1873 novel, Around the World in 80 Days. From the moment they arrive, guests will be taken on a journey through time, into the heart of a truly Victorian Christmas.

Liberty have brought Christmas to Mr Fogg’s period drawing room, already laden with artifacts collected from his travels, with eye-catching features including handmade golden paper chains adorning the ceiling and placed in shimmering garlands around the bar’s signature hanging birdcages hat lamps and entrance, and green garlands adorning the shelves. Mr Fogg’s cheerful fireplace welcomes any weary traveller to its hearth, and Liberty have made it even more inviting with a green garland decorated in copper animals and copper rope. The bar will also feature a real Christmas tree decorated in twinkling lights, copper animals and gold glass baubles.

There will also be that most popular of Victorian past times, afternoon tea, served on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the festive period at Mr Fogg’s, where guests can enjoy a delicate array of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and petits-fours. Beautifully presented on traditional three-tiered stands and served on embossed fine bone china, there will also be Flowers of Liberty food products displayed on pewter platters and cake stands along the bar.

Mr Fogg’s opened last year and was the first West End project from Inception Group, whose founders Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling have also created Chelsea speakeasy Barts, 80's themed nightclub, Maggie's, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman's Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue, and most recently Disco, an underground boite in Soho based on the disco movement that took place in 1970s Manhattan. This spring they launched Cocobananas, a nightclub based on a Brazilian beach party and will launch Beaver Lodge, a mountain bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming, this winter

Mr. Fogg’s
15 Bruton Lane
London W1J 6JD
Tel: 020 7 036 0608
Twitter: @MrFoggLondon

Opening Times
Monday - Wednesday: Precisely 5.01pm - 01.01am
Thursday Precisely 4.01pm - 01.01am
Fridays(Dec only) & Saturday: Precisely 3.01pm – 6.01pm (High Tea) 6.01pm – 01.01am