The Mahogany Bar


Huzzah! Wilton's is no longer under threat and to celebrate BarChick proposes copious amounts of alcohol and a provocative show, naturally.

On the outside this 1850’s Grade 2 listed building looks more like some kinda farmhouse, (or you'll recognise it from Sherlock Holmes 2). Inside it's like a members bar minus the pretension, win win.  Pass the draped velvet curtains and you’re there; take a seat on an old leather sofa and take in that beautiful old bar. The exposed brickwork gives it a characterful run down feel, but the best bit has to be the words “Wiltons” lit up by light bulbs, old school/Hollywood style. Oh and upstairs there's ping-pong (f*ck yeah) and more rooms with nooks and crannies to discover.

The bar keeps it simple with reds, whites, rosés, beers and ciders - definitely support the locals and order in a Truman Brewery ale. Post 6pm drinks are in plastic cups - no one likes smashed glasses in the music hall and also get there between 6pm-9pm for some aperitivo. Even if you’re not here for a show, take a peep at the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world, it’s pretty breathtaking, in fact they do tours on Monday for 6 quid. Hungry? Then order in whatever you want (they got menus) and they will deliver free to the bar!

N.B. Do drop a quid in the box on leaving; this is one of London’s gems we should definitely keep from crumbling away.



Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB, UK Tel: +44 20 7702 9555


Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday closed


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