London is getting a David Bowie themed bar

Virgin Radio

9 Mar 2022, 10:32

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If you're a fan of all things Bowie, you'll love this new bar.

Called The Thin White Duke, it's due to open March 15th (with a soft launch on the 13th.)

Opening in Soho, this isn't just a bar.

It will also be a cafe and recording studio too. Who knows, maybe the next Bowie could record there.

The new location is the brainchild of Sasha Stamp and Giovanni Almonte, a production designer and a musician respectively.

Want to go? You can find it on Great Windmill Street.

They took over the space, and added a bar and cafe space upstairs.

The coffee is supplied by Girls who Grind, an all-female roastery from Wiltshire.

There will also be cicchetti, and cocktails, created by Dav Eames, the former mixologist-in-chief for Marcus Wareing & Bandra Bhai.

So what's on the menu?

Bel-Air Boulevardier – Antica Formula, absinthe, and whisky are housed together in a Negroni-like drink.

Gin & Milk – which does indeed contain both gin & (almond) milk along with some white tea syrup.

Lovers’ Eyes – Which blends apple brandy with Aperol, rhubarb & ginger syrup, and lemon.

The recording studios are the stars of the show though, with one featuring a stained glass mural of Bowie.

The other studio is themed as the ‘Kyoto room’.

To access the recording studios as well as the screenings, talks, and workshops, you need to become a Thin White Duke member.

For more information, watch this space.

Noel Gallagher recalled the last time he talked to Bowie, and Virgin's own Ben Jones recently reimagined what a radio session of Bowie's 'Toy' would have sounded like.