This East London Rooftop Will Become A Seductive Parisian Speakeasy For The Winter

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Queen of Hoxton launch their winter season with a cosy Parisian hideaway.

Unique amongst London’s rooftop bars, Queen of Hoxton’s magnificent wigwam is a pretty luxe spot to spend an evening. That goes double in winter, when they kit it out with a festive new theme. For 2018, the wigwam will be disguised as Lady Celeste’s, a cosy little spot set to evoke the glamour and indulgence of 1900s Paris when it opens on October 25th.

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The wigwam in all its glory.

Modelled on a bohemian music hall, Lady Celeste’s is dedicated to decadent excess, and draped in velvet and opulence. Which of course means that there will be absinthe – naturally, it would be rude not to. In fact, Queen of Hoxton are promising a sharing fountain of absinthe, which sounds downright dangerous fantastic. Other intoxicating libations come in the form of hot buttered tarte tatin rum (yes), and Parisian spiked hot chocolate (more yes). Food offerings will be smothered in raclette, with sandwiches and burgers providing the most hearty fare.Queen of Hoxton

Outside of the wigwam, you’ll find a rooftop garden bedecked with fairy lights and toasty fire pits. There’s also an absinthe bar out here, which means you’ll be leaving Queen of Hoxton more than a little bit tipsy, I’d guess. To further the experience, they’re running a series of immersive events, include surrealist life drawings, talks with drag stars, and French language speed dating (it is the language of love, after all!). C’est magnifique!

Lady Celeste’s will open to the public on October 25th at Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, near Liverpool Street/Old Street stations, EC2A 3JX. 

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.