There's a brilliant bar wandering around London called The Fourth Wall. Wandering being the operative word as it literally up-sticks every week and relocates to a new secret location. It is a perfect recreation of the Bourne & Hollingsworth bar in Fitzrovia - a cute little basement bar with a vintage flair. This roaming twin is an exact replica down to the last detail, clad in floral wallpaper, chintzy decor, vintage furniture, old lamps and tablecloths. In fact, it's a bit like hanging out in your granny's sitting room, but sipping delicious cocktails rather than lemon barley water.
Where Is The Fourth Wall? Well, when my friend and I went looking for it on Friday night, we found it hidden under the rafters of an unassuming store room off Brick Lane. A discreet glowing pink light beckoned us towards its hidden entrance, so we slipped inside...
There's something quite unusual about drinking at The Fourth Wall as it's a bit like being on a film set or a theatre stage. Comprising of just four walls and a dose of decor, it can be assembled pretty much anywhere. You may find it in an old arch, a disused shop, an empty warehouse or even inside a ballroom. There's a top notch bar serving sophisticated cocktails made with love, including Rose 75, Chimps Tea and a Margerinha, some of which are served in teacups and old jam jars which seems to be all the rage at the mo, and all very reasonably priced at around £7 - £8. And with soft candlelight and a resident DJ playing cool tunes, the unique atmosphere and experience is complete.
I absolutely loved The Fourth Wall, such a fun and original concept. In fact, I can't wait to go and find it again! If you want to find out where it is, you'll need to go to their website and follow the instructions. It does get pretty busy, so it's advisable to book. Or if you need a chintz fix somewhere more permanent, then head to Bourne & Hollingsworth.
The Fourth Wall
Secret London Location every Fri & Sat 5pm - 1am
Bourne & Hollingsworth
28 Rathbone Place
020 7636 8228