Cahoots an unusual bar hidden in a metro station

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Cahoots bar is a favorite for me! Hidden in the Soho neighborhood, just off Carnaby Street, this bar both unusual, secrecy and history is a rare gem. People come here for their history, stay there to taste delicious cocktails and come back to discover jazz concerts!

In short, with all these qualities I challenge you not to like Cahoots!

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The surprising story of the Cahoots bar!


Completely unusual, Cahoots is located in an old disused metro station! More precisely, this is where the "Kingly Court" station of the Bakerloo line was located. During World War II, this abandoned metro station was used as a shelter by the population during air raids.


What is the atmosphere of this secret bar?


The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The adorable staff, welcoming and available to tell you the history of the place and advise you on the plethora of cocktails.

All are dressed according to the fashion of the time, a gingham check dress for the girls; vest / suspenders, cap for boys.



When it comes to decoration, nothing is left to chance. Indeed, to be true to reality, Cahoots consulted the London Transport Museum which advised them on the staging of the place.

All the objects are period and steeped in history such as the metro car, the bunk beds, the old metro map or the remaining sandbags from the Blitz.

There are plenty of them and it's a pleasure to discover them. Don't hesitate to take a stroll in the bar, just like me, you will take a trip to the 40s and forget the outside world!


What do we drink at the Cahoots bar?








Cahoots offers dozens of original cocktails served in flasks, vintage milk bottles, mugs and other vintage and atypical containers to discover.

The menu in the form of a newspaper is made up of 8 pages of inventive cocktails each bearing a name reminiscent of the 30s and 40s. Exit the classics Mojito, Pina Coloda or Cuba Libre, let yourself be surprised by unusual recipes!

Among the exhaustive list, we find the Swing For Victory, a mixture of beetroot, vodka, rose and garnished with an Oxo Cube; or Judy Garland, a refreshing cocktail made from lemon, tea, gin, aperol, grapefruit and chamomile.

But the most surreal is "The Tanqueray No. Ten Station Clock", served in a real desk clock.

Beer lovers can taste the Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale, a golden English ale with subtle touches of caramel, citrus and spices.

In addition to drinks, it is possible to nibble a ration 😉 which are like cocktails, original and tasty creations!

What is the price of a cocktail?

The price of a cocktail varies between £ 10 and £ 12. It may seem expensive but given their originality, their quality and the setting they are well worth them!

Concerts and events not to be missed

Every weekend from Friday to Sunday from 22pm, the Cahoots organizes live concerts of Jazz, Swing, Lindyhop, Charleston ... the opportunity to dance and immerse yourself in the music of the 40s. consult the program.

The bar also organizes a picnic every Saturday from 13:00 p.m.

Can we privatize the Cahoots?

You can celebrate a particular event and privatize or semi-privatize the secret bar. 40 people in semi-privatization and 150 in total privatization.

Do you need to make a reservation for a drink in Cahoots?

To be sure to take a trip back in time, I strongly recommend that you book on the site du bar or on the site de Virgin Experience which offers an offer for 2 people. The Cahoots is a great success and arouses a lot of curiosity.

Warning ! When booking, you will need to leave your credit card number. Therefore, before booking be sure to come or you will be charged £ 10. On the other hand, time is limited and can stay on site for a maximum of 2 hours.

You can also try your luck, without a reservation, at the risk of waiting or being refused entry.

Are children allowed?

Unfortunately, young people under the age of 21 will not be able to discover the Cahoots.


What are the opening hours of Cahoots?

Monday Wednesday : 17:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Thursday : 16:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Friday : 16:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Saturday : 13h00 – 04h00 (Squiffy Picnic)
Saturday : 16h00 – 03h00 (Bar)
Sunday : 15:00 pm - 00:00 pm

Where is the Cahoots secret bar located?

Remember, Cahoots is a secret bar and no signage with its name is visible, you will need to be careful to find it 😉

But to avoid you having to search too long and arrive late, here is a photo of the entrance. Take the sign “To the trains” as a reference point.


Metro bus Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 55, 88, 94, 139, 159, 390, 453, C2, N13, N18, N97, N109, N113, N136



Comme The Attendant, Cahoots is an unusual and historic bar to discover absolutely! Located in a former metro station, its setting is an invitation to travel where one takes pleasure in tasting inventive and delicious cocktails.

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