Masons inspire new London club from Movida team


movidaThe former site of Movida nightclub (pictured) under the London Palladium is to be transformed into a new club that resembles a Masonic temple.

Movida’s former directors Marc Merran and Eamonn Mulholland have teamed up with Jean Philippe Kley to develop Mason House which is due to open in November.

The raw brick arches and other original features of the 5,000 sq ft space have been meticulously restored alongside elegant interiors by Ludovic Messager of Quintessence who designed the Titty Twister club in Paris.

Features will include contemporary leather banquette seating and Victorian-style oak wood bars as well as a state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system.

Between them, the owners and management of Mason House have an extensive background in boutique clubs. Marc was co-founder of Movida and other top London venues Chinawhite, Fifty and Aura while Eamonn was managing director of Movida.

The team have also been involved in other London clubs such as Beat in Fitzrovia, London, and L’Arc in Paris.

Movida, which Marc co-founded with Fred Moss, was a leading destination on London’s boutique club scene until closing earlier this year.

Located in Argyll Street, Mason House takes its name from the street’s history when, nearly 300 years ago, most of the residents were Masons.

Entered through a crypt, the club’s main club room will be set across multi-raised levels, with a black-and-white chequered dance floor and 30 tables, offering bottle and waitress service across the 415-capacity space.

Room 33 will be the alternative music room, with a secret door, operating on an invitation-only basis.

Along with live music performances and top DJs, Mason House will also showcase art from young and up-and-coming artists.

Entrance will be for members and their guests, or via an invited guest list.

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