Premium bar and restaurant The Alchemist has secured two new central London locations, adding to its ever-growing presence across the UK.
The openings follow the success of the Bevis Marks venue, and will see the operator bring its renowned trademark of theatre and immersive experiences to the heart of Shoreditch and Covent Garden.
Nearly £3million has been invested into the two venues, with both opening by spring 2019.
The first of the two venues is set to open in November 2018 in the fitting theatre district of Covent Garden on St Martins Lane. The second venue, located in the vibrant area of Old Street, Shoreditch, will open its doors in March 2019.
The sites’ design is led by interior architecture and design studio Macaulay Sinclair. It will follow The Alchemist’s trademark ‘copper-cased wonderland’ décor with warm interiors featuring amber, coppers and reds accompanied by unique and gothic artworks.
In keeping with the rejuvenated and evolved style of The Alchemist, its first London location in Bevis Marks is to undergo a £280,000 transformation to align the site into The Alchemist’s current positioning.
Managing director Simon Potts said: “We are delighted to finally announce these London venues. It’s been a long time coming but we feel incredibly lucky to have secured two fantastic locations; St Martins Lane and Old Street. Both areas are vibrant, intriguing and offer a fantastically diverse drinking and dining scene.
“Following the success of Bevis Marks, we are confident we can offer a memorable and immersive experience for both residents and tourists to enjoy.
“Customers of our existing site will see a real difference in both our offering and design as we aim to elevate our venues with each launch. We cannot wait to open the doors and put more Alchemist stamps across the city of London.”