ARCHIVE & MYTH HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF LEICESTER SQUARE


The Hippodrome Casino’s luxurious cocktail den has open its doors, sharing contemporary classics in full and miniature vessels and a bespoke vintage spirits collection amongst a lore-driven atmosphere and inconspicuous luxury.

Archive & Myth has opened its doors in the heart of London’s West End. The secret escape below London’s iconic Leicester Square offers a clandestine oasis for those seeking an aura of speciality and intriguing mixology. An inspired venture between The Hippodrome Casino and the design team behind Channing Tatum’s MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Archive & Myth bookings are now available at ArchiveandMyth.com

Hidden behind a password-protected door off Cranbourn Street, which leads deep beneath The Hippodrome Casino, lies a sanctuary for those who yearn for the best in artistic creations and delicious libations. The innovative cocktail programme created by hospitality veteran and award-winning bartender, mixologist, and entrepreneur Jack Sotti expertly encapsulates the heritage of the historic venue’s past and forgotten legends through tale-telling libations capable of igniting every sense and sparking the imagination. 

The dedicated team of mixologists, overseen by award-winning Head Bartender Laurie Howells, will combine modern techniques, conscientious flavours and meticulously sourced ingredients to ensure a truly unforgettable night out in London. Each drink is a masterpiece of flavours, enveloping the senses with progressive new creations and elevated takes on the classics, served in both full-size and miniature vessels, appealing to cocktail enthusiasts of every generation. Cocktail programme highlights include:  

MAJOUR – Full-Sized Libations 

MIZUWARI | Young Fir Tip, Japanese Whisky, Yuzushu, Magnesium, Cold Bubbles 

SOIXANTE-QUINZE | Elderflower, Gentian, Dry Torrontes, White Chocolate, Gin, Lemon Oils 

WHISKEY SOUR | White Miso, Black Braeburn, Lowland Whisky, Espadin

ABSINTHE FRAPPE | Condensed Milk, Absinthe Blanche, Basil, Mint, Lime 

QUEEN PARK | Sugar Cane, Cut Grass, Citra Hops, Agricole 

MINOR – Miniature Vessels with a Story to Tell 

AMMAZZACAFFE | Espresso Crema, Bacchus Eau De Vie, Averna, Tonka, Olive Oil Vodka 

SAZERAC DE NATA |Cognac & Rye, Laminated Pastry, Egg Custard, Absinthe 

MARTINI MINERAUX | Renais, Limestone, Chablis, Lemon Oils 

With limited seating and a hidden entrance, guests are invited into a secret world of private indulgence with an atmosphere of inconspicuous excitement and intrigue, unlike any other venue in the city. Rich interiors by renowned film, television, and creative director Rachel O’Toole envelop a central bar with counter seating for those seeking to be fully immersed in the art of mixology. Intimate seating nooks upholstered in plush fabric with brushed metal detailing bring a contemporary flare to the Fin de Siècle architecture, providing a haven for inspired conversation. The exposed brick and dark woodwork accents complement an eclectic collection of lore-inspired relics. 

The sensory-delighting cocktail programme is complemented by a menu of select offerings from The Hippodrome’s award-winning contemporary Chinese restaurant, Chop Chop by Four Seasons. Old Hong Kong-inspired bites will include an offering of Dim Sum, Spring Rolls, Salt & Pepper Prawns, and more. 

The Archive & Myth entrance can be discovered on Cranbourn Street off London’s iconic Leicester Square, tucked away within the entrance to the global stage phenomenon MAGIC MIKE LIVE. Instructions for access are revealed upon booking confirmation, and the passerby may find their way inside with a keen eye and helping hand. 

Archive & Myth Opening Times-  Wed-Sun, 18:00 – 2:00 

Bookings are open now and can be made at ArchiveandMyth.com  

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