The Thin White Duke

The Thin White Duke


Berlin meets Japan in the dreams of David Bowie at this v. cool Windmill Street hotspot in Soho

The Thin White Duke has brought some sick work-hard-play-hard vibes to Soho's coolest street. With coffees from Girls Who Grind, a sexy all-day cicchetti menu and cocktails with subtle references to Bowie records from Dav Eames, you won't have any excuse to leave your seat from breakfast til nightcap, apart from to visit the glamorously wallpapered bathrooms.

The pair behind this hub for music-oriented creatives, production designer Sasha Almonte and musician Giovanni Almonte, have gone HAM when it comes to experimental style. The inspiration? The king of culture and self-expression, HRH David Bowie. His Thin White Duke persona was inspired by the Queer Cabaret scene of Berlin during the 20s and 30s, and they've melded this with his fascination with Japan to curate this multi-floor collaborative venue's glamorously chaotic aesthetic. They've even added in two bold recording studios; the first, The Kyoto Room, inspired by 19th-century Japonisme; and the second, The Seminary, is bringing a modern church aesthetic complete with a stained glass mural of Bowie surrounded by adoring saints. It has already been added to our Pinterest board.


By Georgie Pursey


22 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LD


Monday 9:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 23:00
Thursday 9:00 - 23:00
Friday 9:00 - 00:00
Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00


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