Less of a pop-up and more of a stay-put, The Little Yellow Door is celebrating its six-month lease extension this Spring. Renowned for infamous house parties, retro gaming nights, supper clubs and Thursday takeovers, the fictional flat share, which began in 2014, is keeping its roots firmly in the heart of Notting Hill.
With new American ‘housemate’ Hank, the bar-cum-living-room-dining-room will continue to open its door four days a week for the foreseeable future, from Wednesday through to Saturday. I headed down there last Wednesday to celebrate the lease renewal and see what all the fuss was about.
The Little Yellow Door (TLYD) kicks off each week with Supper Club on Wednesdays. Last weeks celebratory special consisted of a four course meal enjoyed with fellow guests - strangers and friends - and washed down by a range of cocktails.
London is no stranger to the speakeasy-inspired bar. The concept may have been around for a while, but the trend certainly shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. The latest new kid on the block resides in Soho, and you didn’t hear it from me.
Set in 1940s post-war London, Cahoots is both literally and metaphorically underground. Located in the old Kingly Court air raid shelter, this new London gem is brainchild of Inception Group, so of course it comes complete with a story: scoundrels have happened upon the old station and taken it as their drinking den.
This narrative runs throughout your entire experience of the bar, and provides a theme so very consistent that it infiltrates absolutely everything.
This is exactly why Cahoots is like no other...