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Soho’s underground sensation Cahoots is keeping the winter blues at bay with its splendid Squiffy Picnic now available on both SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS. Every weekend, guests will be whisked away from the hustle and bustle up above, to a tranquil garden party down below, complete with wicker picnic hampers filled to the brim with delightfully British cuisine and cocktails circa 1946.

Upon arrival, the stationmaster will greet guests with a refreshing Sipsmith Summer Cup Cocktail before heading down the apples and pears. Guests can sift through the fancy dress box for sunhats before sitting at their picnic tables laden with a tartan blanket, flowers and a dedicated hamper menu that pays homage to food and cocktail favourites from post-war Britain. Guests have the option of three different hampers including, The Spivs & Scoundrels, Starlets & Sirens and Aristocrats & Fat Cats, all of which are packed with scrumptious fare and delightful tipples for the ideal picnic experience. 

The Spivs & Scoundrels picnic basket will arrive filled with the choice of one comforting Brilliant Ale, Shepherd Naeme IPA, Double Stout or Spitfire as well as a cheeky hip flask of Sipsmith Gin and tonic water. The Starlets & Sirens, ideal for glamour gals, includes a bottle of red, white or rose wine as well as a hip flask of Sipsmith Sloe Gin and tonic water. For a little bubby, the Aristocrats & Fat Cats hamper includes a bottle of English sparkling wine, and a hipflask with Cognac or Sipsmith Damson Vodka to knock back.

All three squiffy hampers are filled to the brim with a selection of ration-inspired sandwiches including cucumber, smoked salmon and cream cheese, salt beef and horseradish and jam. For sustenance, the hampers will also come with a delicious homemade pork pie, boiled eggs, and a selection of British cheese with Quince jelly. For dessert, the hamper will be filled with an indulgent homemade tiffin, sweet lavender shortbread and Victoria sponge cake along with a traditional British sweet selection to polish off the cocktails with.

Picnickers can look forward to a jolly knees up with live jazz, swing and lindyhop. There may even be a cheeky sing-a-long around the piano later in the evening!

The Inception Group also own and operate 80s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, Barts, a hidden cocktail bar in Chelsea inspired by the Prohibition Era in the 1920s, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue in Battersea, Mr Fogg’s Residence a Mayfair based bar modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, Cocobananas, a Brazilian beach club, Beaver Lodge, a mountain cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming and most recently, they launched Mr Fogg’s Tavern, a Victorian Pub, Gin Parlour and Salon in Covent Garden.


Cahoots Presents The Squiffy Picnic

Saturdays: 2-5pm

Sundays: 3-6pm

Reservations are required



13 Kingly Court





             Monday - Wednesday:  5pm-1am

             Thursday - Friday:         4pm- 2am


                        Squiffy Picnic: 2pm-5pm

                        Drinks: 5pm – 3am                   


                        Squiffy Picnic: 3pm-6pm

                        Drinks: 6pm-12pm               



Kingly Court’s underground station has opened but don’t expect to be catching a train, expect to be taken back in time to the 1940s. The bar, posing as a post-war tube station, is decked out with a vintage tube carriage, eclectic furniture and a ticket office. 

If you’re looking for sharing cocktails, Meet Me Under The Station Clock is perfect (it has a full bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne in it) or if you’re sipping alone try out a Cahooch cocktail – their homemade ‘grog’. Although, our top pick has to be the Tanqueray No. TEN Gin infused Vera Lynn, one of many from their hugely extensive cocktail menu.

As amazing as the cocktails are, the menu is something you won’t find anywhere else (in this era). Based on food that was rationed in the war expect, Spam and cheese toasties, crumpets with marmalade and crisps and salad cream sandwiches. For light bites after work, Cahoots has got it sorted.


13 Kingly Court

0207 352 6200