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Foundation Bar in Covent Garden is one of the most charismatic clubs in London with a cutting edge décor, drinks menu and music. You can go for dinner, drinks or a late night of dancing to seriously fresh beats of House music and Club Classics at this central London club. Its expressive nature attracts a hip crowd who let their hair down but also a more relaxed after work crowd. They don’t appreciate sportswear or any silly stag/hen due costumes.

The interior design is beyond original and you’re treated to the latest remixes of eclectic music at Foundation bar. Their wide variety of cocktails are designed and crafted in house, there will be one that will mirror you, we guarantee it!! We’re talking vintage storage jars, coloured tins, milk bottles, teapots, selfies, Starxxxks!, and Cider House Rules… just a few of the new to choose from! Foundation cocktails aren’t just drinks, but a total experience.

Spend Half and Live Double runs daily from 5pm – 7.30pm giving a hearty 50% discount off all drinks and social food sharers (excluding bottles of bubbles).

Foundation puts the fun in food, leaving the pretense of fine dining behind for a more social eating experience. If it’s casual dining your after with no fuss, a selection of ‘Boxed Up Burgers’ ready to order, delivered to you all wrapped up and popped in a box – say goodbye to knives and forks! Alternatively, book a Lego table in the diner and try a new range of tasty burgers and hand rolled pizzas, freshly made by the cheeky chef-masters behind the scenes! 

Foundation bar is free entry Mon-Fri but a small door charge applies on Saturdays

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Free Entry VIP Guestlist Exclusive free entry until 11pm and VIP guestlist for up to 100 guests 18:00 - 23:00


Saturday door charge applies from 9pm
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
Over 21
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
No sportswear
Free Entry VIP Guestlist


Day Open Close Notes
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5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

Central London

Nearest station:
Covent Garden (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £5.30
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.20
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.35
Bottle of House Wine £17.50
Bottle of Champagne £51.50


This venue serves Italian and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
Foundation's Food selection goes for the simple but effective look with Burgers at £10.95 and Lamb Chops from £14.95 , but they also serve more daring dishes such as Whole Lobster for £21.95 and Rib Eye Steak for £24.95 . If you prefer the bar menu then share some nachos from £9.95, pizza or a sharing platter, and there is also a selection of small plates.

Our Review

Foundation Review - Covent Garden, London

Foundation Review - Covent Garden, London

Foundation Bar Review 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA When I was told a new type of bar, a revolution, was cropping up in London's Covent Garden, I was very dubious. Too many times have new bars promoted themselves as...

Read our full Foundation Review - Covent Garden, London review

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Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Diner Private Room 60 100 £1k £4k
Venue Hire Venue Hire N/A 500 From £8K On request
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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This place is always packed being so central but we enjoyed our night here. Standard London prices in a touristy area. Doormen were friendly and the DJ was great. A fun spot to end up.
31 Jul 2016 by xkerryx

Had such a lovely time at this venue which I booked for around 20-25 people for a birthday and can't fault the service received from the staff and DMN. The music was a mix of R&B and chart music, and the overall atmosphere is just as described above with none of the drama of most London clubs! Thanks for making this an amazing night. sapna visited Foundation on 07 Mar 2015
14 Feb 2016 by sapna

Booked via 'design my night' which "should" gain us free entry before 11pm. However, we were charged even though the bouncer agreed that we were on the guest-list. We then requested a receipt. This was denied also. I have contact the bar stating that this is false advertisement, an impingement of consumer rights and wish for that money to be refunded. However, I am still awaiting any communication with them! Besides having unethical practice I would say it is an average bar, good mix of age range, no teenagers, pleasant vibe. Although there was an awful smell, rather A) someone had toilet issues or B) drains need sorting. Not sure which. I would state this is a venue more for the start off the night to meet up and have drinks. veritymary visited Foundation on 06 Feb 2016
07 Feb 2016 by veritymary
1 person people found this helpful

Perfect place for dance, drink and some snacking. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you get there before 7 you will get a promotion for drinks. Thank you all for making our night special.
14 Sep 2015 by tomaskb

Group of 3 friends on London Trip Saturday night my over 40 friend wasn't keen on staying as felt too old, it was for attended my mainly under 25's. As for the venue, good table set up with defined areas, not much space to dance but not too impossible for those who like to 'bust a few moves', friendly staff too . When we left and explained to the doorman we felt too old he advised Sway, with our hand stamped so we were able to gain VIP entrance. So overall at great varied night from both clubs and Design My Night. Would recommend Foundation if 25 and under and Sway for overs
23 Nov 2014 by sammyhamster60
1 person people found this helpful

Had great night in Foundation, celebrating my 30th with a group of about 20 friends. Shots and cupcakes went down very well. I had booked the 'Foundation package', though i wouldn't say the table was in any way decorated, it didn't matter as I had bought balloons. The service was really friendly - all in all I would recommend.
04 Nov 2014 by elle84

Celebrated a lot of nights here. The door men can he annoying, asking everyone to be in a mixed group even if you're joining a large party inside. But the music and drinks make up for them. Pretty casual, somewhere to drink and dance the night away.
16 Oct 2014 by kulj33t

Crazy - me and my friends had so much fun, the vibe is amazing, the music is much better, this was a great place to spend my birthday, i recommend. Dress Up Girls.
15 Sep 2014 by bellarose

Great fun - AMAZING cocktails. Cheesy music. Nuff said!
24 Dec 2013 by barry_knows_best

Myself and 7 others came here for my birthday on Sat, having booked a table with the mad hatter birthday package. I was so impressed with this place, I honestly wish we'd stayed the entire night! It was big, different rooms and hideaway spots peppering the venue, with unique decor. We loved the lego table! The vibe was great, and there was a good amount of people in there at 7.30. Music choice was excellent. It was the food and drinks that really won the night. We ordered a few bits, including the lamb, and it was succulent with some of the best mash I've tasted. The cocktails ranged from classics to exciting new concoctions that delighted us all. It was a busy night but the wait for the waitress wasn't actually very long, and I was very happy with the birthday package. Good value for money! All in all, I absolutely recommend this place to anyone. We'll definitely be back again!
11 Nov 2013 by raebie

I went to Foundation last weekend for my birthday. I booked a table which came with an inclusive cocktail, shots, platter of food, and cupcakes. The staff were friendly and the bar had a relaxed friendly vibe. The music was good though we stayed in the bar room so am not sure whether it is different in the main room. It wasn't overly busy so we weren't squashed in and got served quickly at the bar.
22 Oct 2013 by elgrn1

It's awful, just awful. Was overcharged at the bar and got the stink-eye from the barmaid for asking for a legitimate refund. Had a very expensive item of clothing go 'missing' from their cloakroom (which is £2 PER ITEM) and then not even offered an apology. The music is school disco-esque. It smells rank down there. Oh, and some of the chairs are broken. Don't go, just don't.

23 May 2013 by nazmo82

We had a friends birthday here and I feel compelled to leave a reaview as i think this place is a great find in Covent garden, its good a really good quirky feel to it, more of the kind you would find in shoreditch and its great for drinks, food and then moving onto the club room for dancing. Happy hour fantastic too, didnt have any issues that ISB mentions below.

05 Mar 2013 by merry

Booked a table down here for a friday night for me and 5 friends and we have a really fun night. The cocktails are good, not great but liked the quirky decor and a really buzzy vibe. The club was good for a good old dance to commercial house music and if it stayed open later we would have happily danced for longer. Reccomended. Especially as most of the bars in the area are average at best

07 Dec 2012 by mrsboycott

Take advantage of Foundation's happy hours and deals (they always have loads on) to really enjoy a night out here. Some nights it can be a bit too busy but as long as you reserve an area you'll be fine. Foundation is perfect for a night out with friends but definitely not somewhere to take a date!

02 Dec 2012 by isb

Visited Foundation tonight and initially appreciated the moody atmosphere and eclectic furniture. However, we were soon to be disappointed by the ridiculously small portion of sharing platters, the I'll equipped bar and mediocre cocktails. Only the 50% voucher prevented the night from being a complete disaster.

13 Sep 2012 by violetgray

I like Foundation, its got a lively atmosphere, young people, nice looking girls actually, but also a great place for groups and funky music playing, the happy hour is awesome with 50% off, and then if you want a dance you can walk through to the seperate club which is small and intimate so not like a big cheesy west end place. Niceeeee!

18 May 2012 by bambiface

Went on a friday night. Really impressed! We hired the secret garden area for 15 of us...loved it! Great cocktails good ambience. Music was pretty central london in the club part but we still had a good old dance!!

24 Feb 2012 by freddy

Very surprised that there is such a cool place so close to Covent garden.

12 Jan 2012 by emmahkim

Love this place! Went on a friday night..Perfectly designed and like a shoreditch bar/club in West End!! Definitely go here!

15 Jun 2011 by anonymous

Went here on a saturday night...great find! the review on the blog was spot on..really cool quirky bar for the west end. club music was a bit standard funky housey for me but we had booked a section in the lounge area and had a great night. If only it was open past 1am!

25 Mar 2011 by yukyfishcakes

Had ipad mini stolen from a bag in the cloakroom which you pay £2 for, when questioned the cloakroom staff he just shrugged & pointed at the disclaimer sign, manager & bouncers were very unhelpful denied everything on the night & then told me to call back, so they could check CCTV, after hours of trying to get through & no one answering & staff fobbing me off saying 'he is in meetings' ...finally spoke to him & he was really unhelpful & rude-& he knew the whole police procedure like the back of his hand, so obviously not new to the situation he was dealing with?! Do not go, & if you really have to, keep your stuff on you & DO NOT use the cloakroom!! :( unfortunately due to the fact that I didn't take my ipad out in full view of the CCTV cameras police couldn't do anything, dread to think just how much the cloakroom staff get away with!

08 Mar 2011 by funtimes

Bit pricey but a very good night. The Happy hour and the platters are worth a visit alone and the quirky original decor is a real triumph.

04 Mar 2011 by james09

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