The Escapologist Bar London | Covent Garden Cocktail Bar

The Baron's on lockdown!

As of Friday 20th of March, The Escapologist, following government guidelines, has had to close the front doors indefinitely. At this stage we don’t know how long this will be for, but are crossing our fingers that we’ll be sipping on a Whisky Sour in no time.

Not one to shy away from a party, we are of course still taking bookings for future dates, and cannot wait to raise a glass with you when the doors re-open. We will continue to monitor things very closely and will be sure to let you know when we’ll be re-opening. Keep an eye on our Social Media accounts, there will still be plenty going on to keep you entertained and informed.

We are currently in the process of contacting all bookings that are scheduled over the next few weeks to look to see if we can rearrange for you. If you have an existing booking with us and haven’t heard from us yet, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re all stuck at home too and would love a chat.

Lots of Love, The Baron & his team xxx

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"One of London’s Coolest bars" - Time Out  5-stars


The Escapologist cocktail bar Covent Garden is based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, styled as part ‘modern day Victorian men’s club’ and ‘part Masonic lodge’. Partying like it's 1899 seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.

Located in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden, The Escapologist cocktail bar offers twisted classic cocktails. Reserve a table or area for friends, book a party or hire out a room for a private function or corporate event.

the escapologist story

Legend has it that in 1898 party fiend and general vagabond Baron Von Took fled to London shrouded in scandal. With little to his name but his skills of cunning and a questionable reputation he battled for survival from one day to the next until his erratic behaviours landed him a date with the gallows. His final wish being a drink in one of Covent Garden's numerous brew houses, from which he promptly escaped. His following days were spent in hiding, rebuilding his power base. This new phase saw him galavanting with the stars of the time from Disraeli, to Brunel, Dickens to Nightingale, Tesla and Shaftesbury. By now he had adopted an almost mythical reputation as a heroic party goer and evader of the realm. Since history has a way of smoothing rough edges, his moniker over time became ‘The Escapologist’.

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The Baron is currently busy, quill and ink at the ready, concocting some extraordinary gatherings and ideas. Do keep checking back...

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