Cocktail & Wine Bar in Covent Gardens | The Escapologist


We cannot wait to see your face again. We're just putting in the finishing touches and we'll be sure to let you know when we're ready to open the doors.

With the latest Government update on the current advice, we wanted to keep you up to date on how we are preparing our beloved Escapologist so that we can see you again. The safety of our guests and staff is our biggest priority and we’d like to assure you we are creating the safest environment possible in line with the WHO and Government guidance.

We are eager to return to what we know best, cocktails and throwing the parties you all know, love and deserve! We have big plans to give you even better experiences than before with new events and a brand-new cocktail menu!
For now, you can book in slots for up to ten people for birthdays, get togethers, after work (from home) drinks, and just because drinks.We are looking forward to sharing more with you and seeing you soon. Join or mailing list (and get a free cocktail) or follow on Insta @EscapologistBar for up to date news.

Lots of Love, The Baron x

The venue

"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’.


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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Monday-Thursday – 17:00 - 00.00am
Friday – 16:00 - 00.00am
Saturday – 14:00 - 00.00am
Sunday – 17:00 - 23:30pm


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