The Escapologist

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Description

Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part ‘modern day Victorian men’s club’ and ‘part Masonic lodge’. Partying like it's 1899 seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.

Legend has it that in 1898 party fiend and general vagabond Baron Von Took fled to London shrouded in scandal. With little to his name but his skills of cunning and a questionable reputation he battled for survival from one day to the next until his erratic behaviours landed him a date with the gallows. His final wish being a drink in one of Covent Garden's numerous brew houses, from which he promptly escaped. His following days were spent in hiding, rebuilding his power base. This new phase saw him galavanting with the stars of the time from Disraeli, to Brunel, Dickens to Nightingale, Tesla and Shaftesbury. By now he had adopted an almost mythical reputation as a heroic party goer and evader of the realm. Since history has a way of smoothing rough edges, his moniker over time became ‘The Escapologist’.

 

 

Info

Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
21
No music
None
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 23:30

Location

The Escapologist
35 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Covent Garden (Tube)
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Our Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

Shrouded in myth and mystery, the latest experience on Adventure Bars' list of pearl jams comes the secret London party den, The Escapologist. Styled around the scandalous and fiendish figure, Baron Von Took, who famously escaped from imprisonment...

Read our full The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review review

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Myself and my group of 10 friends had an amazing night at The Escapologist. It was a Monday night, so very quiet; but from enquiringly about booking down to being served by very friendly and accommodating staff on the night; the whole evening was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves! Thank you to everyone involved! visited The Escapologist on 22 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
5

Loved it, what a fabulous bar. The staff were very warm and welcoming and the cocktails were amazing. Would definitely go again and definitely recommend. visited The Escapologist on 22 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
5

Perfect place for some birthday bevvies. We had a wonderful time. We were made to feel so welcome by all the staff, who were incredibly diligent and efficient. From making the initial booking, through to last orders on the night, the service was brilliant. The Pizzas were fantastic, the cocktails delicious, and the playlist: spot on. Multiple members of my party also commented how impressed they were by the speed of service at the bar - especially considering how busy it was. Another favorite was the £10 voucher for signing up to the mailing list - the only shame was that it didn't last slightly longer! Overall, a tremendous evening - thoroughly impressive service and really charming appearance to the bar throughout. Would DEFINITELY recommend. rossv visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

We had a great time - cocktails were fab, and the staff were lovely. Great venue! visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

We had a great night and although we were crammed into a little corner (in an annoying place for the staff), everyone was really lovely about it and added to a fabulous atmosphere. visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Great surroundings, friendly attentive and hardworking staff, the cocktails were fantastic, we tried to go through the menu but they're deceptively strong so we never completed it. We had a brilliant waitress,already looking forward to our next visit! Advisable to book as just turning up will probably result in standing only and that'd be a shame. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

So many cocktail bars in London, this is the best place I've been to and my girlfriend is from Manchester she said the same thing. Cool staff cool vibe... no service inside is also genius. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Excellent service! Staff extremely friendly. Only slight negative was the music volume as we were sitting so close to the speakers and so had to shout to talk to each other... was off putting at first but we adapted! visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
4

Great vibe and drinks. Excellent service. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

The cocktails were lovely and we really enjoyed our night! visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
20 May 2017 by
5

What a find. Fabulous venue, buzzing atmosphere, flawless service and incredible cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
20 May 2017 by
5

I worked a table for my boyfriend and I for 1 hr 15 mins so we could have a few happy hour cocktails before heading to the theatre. We arrived for our reservation, it took them a few minutes to seat us which was fine. When we sat down and were told a waiter would come over and sort out order. By 18:20, we had not seen the waiter, let alone ordered a drink. We made an order and by 18:35 we still didn't have drinks. The drinks eventually arrived and were average tbh, not worth £12 a drink. Basically, if you want something where you have to put down a £25 deposit (which is silly to get a table for 2 for 1 hour), slow service and can't chat cause the music is ridiculously loud, go here. visited The Escapologist on 18 May 2017
19 May 2017 by
1

Nice bar staff, nice venue, nearly empty when we went in, but it was 5pm on a Tuesday. visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
4

What a find! The perfect escape for a cocktail or three - not too crowded, friendly staff and reasonable prices. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

An amazing bar, with great cocktails. Really good atmosphere and music with great friendly staff. visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

Amazing service despite her being the only server on the floor! Was a bit loud and we weren't seated at the table we'd requested on the phone, but it was really lovely with great cocktails and pizza! visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
4

I went here on a Tuesday evening for a date night. Booked a table beforehand which was a great move as it was busy. However, it wasn't clustered - a brilliant atmosphere, reasonable yet fantastic cocktails. All round great evening. visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
5

Great service! Waiter/bar man (sorry don't know what your name was) , from Birmingham was so friendly and helpful, gave my wife a free cocktail for accidentally making wrong cocktail! Great atmosphere too visited The Escapologist on 15 May 2017
16 May 2017 by
4

Had a great evening. A group of us joined to celebrate an event -we joined at happy hour and left at 10-after far too many Ziggy Stardust's and Pornstars ! Great venue-proper London Cocktail bar. Highly recommended and wont break the bank! visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

Group of 8 went to Escapologist this weekend, great location in Covent Garden. Excellent cocktails, our waiter fully explained them and made great recommendations according to our individual tastes. Buzzy atmosphere and excellent value 'happy hour' 5-7....buy one get one free! Will go back! christinasten visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

A fun night with excellent service. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Can't fault the service/drinks etc but booked a table for 13 people.. the one we were given we managed to squeeze 9 around. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Absolutely fabulous time. Cocktails were fabulous, happy hour a right result. Staff were great. Music was brilliant. Wish we had stayed longer but had a dinner reservation. Will definitely be returning. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Really great night. Friendly staff, really good atmosphere with great music. Booked a table, which I would recommend. Table service was good, a little bit of a wait, but it was Saturday night so to be expected. Would recommend to friends and will definitely be back. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Great experience. Drinks and food were amazing. And the staff made sure that we were well-attended the entire night. The only thing was that the music was a tad bit too loud - we often had to shout to be heard at the other end of the table. But other than that, fantastic. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Very upsetting night, after agreeing with Lawrence our drinks vouchers would be accepted and a note had been put on our file the manager on the night had no idea about it and said he wouldn't allow them to be used, after an incredibly embarrassing discussion in front of all my friends who were celebrating it was agreed that you would honour the vouchers, Ive never experienced poor service like it lack of communication ended up us leaving very promptly. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
1

First and last time for sure. Loud, packed and music with Britney and her mates from 90s decade leading the way. When I phoned it to book it they assured me I'd have a time of my life and it makes me laugh as it was just awful haha. Oh dear.. Ania visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
2

Great atmosphere and great music. Booked a table and had space to dance alongside it. Cocktails were great -love the flaming zombie! visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

Great service and help by the bar staff and managers during a busy happy hour. Group of 20+ was a success. Great work, much appreciated. B. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

Very accommodating and great venue! visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
11 May 2017 by
5

It was ok. I would not go back personally. Tables without table service. Bartenders were pretty average, the guy I had did not know how to pour a glass of wine and handed me drinks in dirty glasses and booze spilling everywhere. Better bars out there. visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
3

Not great to be honest. The cocktails were lovely but there was no one to greet us at the entrance and show us to our booked table so we had to wander around and look for an A4 print out stuck to a table that had our name on it. There was no table service so we had to then go up to the bar and wait. Plus they were playing really naff House music on really loud for some reason?! We thought the bar was supposed to have a olde worlde Victorian Escapologist theme?! It doesn't. But lovely cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 08 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
3

Brilliant selection of cocktails included in the happy hour deal and the private area we had booked was great. A fun couple of hours spent with friends Hannah visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, cocktails were really good, staff very attentive. Only negative was music was very loud but as we were sat right beneath a speaker it might have been quieter had we sat somewhere else! Would benefit from having nibbles(crisps, nuts, olives) available to buy to soak up the alcohol! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, cocktails were really good, staff very attentive. Only negative was music was very loud but as we were sat right beneath a speaker it might have been quieter had we sat somewhere else! Would benefit from having nibbles(crisps, nuts, olives) available to buy to soak up the alcohol! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Hadn't visited before and booked a table for my birthday... and loved it! Cocktails were great and service was excellent throughout. Preferred it here to Be At One where I've often been before as the music is at a reasonable level for a cocktail bar, whereas Be At One will blast it at full volume at 5pm when you're just trying to have a catch up over a few drinks! Will definitely revisit in the near future! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

It was a great night out and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar staff is very friendly and fun and the cocktails were just amazingly tasty!! I also liked the music. Thanks Escapologist for making my birthday celebration even better!! Mari visited The Escapologist on 07 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Booked this with three friends based on the awesome decor and did not disappoint. The booths are set back from the busy main bar, the staff are incredibly helpful and prompt, and the drinks delicious. Incredible to find a happy hour on a saturday at such a nice establishment - I will certainly be visiting again! Daphne visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great service, good atmosphere, very good drinks and not overpriced. The venue is good too, the speaker was just above our table and made talking a bit hard. Will definitively be back visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Everything was perfect! drinks, staff, people! definitely we will come again!! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the drinks, the service and the happy hour. It was a lively busy bar. Recommend the flaming zombie. Errol visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Had a great night here last night. Delicious cocktails, cool atmosphere and wicked music Louise visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

From the guys on the door, to the ambience, music, food and drinks; this is the perfect spot for drinks with friends, moments from the tube. Loved it! visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

Good service, great drinks, lovely venue. Will definitely be going back! visited The Escapologist on 04 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
5

4 stars "only" because the bar can really use a better music selection, and less volume. The cocktails are good, and the environment really well curated, but the overbearing volume and the horrible selection really dented an otherwise perfect experience. visited The Escapologist on 04 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
4

Amazing! Went during happy hour (5-7pm) and had the best time on half price cocktails! We also booked a table which was a great shout as it was even quite busy at 5.30! Staff were very friendly and knowledgable about the cocktails which tasted amazing! Will definately be returning! visited The Escapologist on 03 May 2017
04 May 2017 by
5

Great service, mental cocktail menu! Go for happy hour Rob visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
04 May 2017 by
4

Thanks Escapologist, we had a lovely Happy Hour in your company following a matinee theatre performance, celebrating a friend's milestone birthday prior to a meal out. The service was good, and friendly, and the cocktails certainly strong, not watered down for happy hour !!! I would have given 5 stars if it hadn't been far too chilly when we arrived! visited The Escapologist on 02 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and lovely interior! visited The Escapologist on 02 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience - the cocktails were delicious and the staff were all very friendly! visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
03 May 2017 by
5

Booked an area for my 30th birthday and unfortunately was greeted by the rudest waiter I think I have ever come across. So much so my friends actually decided to order from the bar rather than from him. We were also given a much smaller area than we had booked. This was rectified after complaining. Drink orders took up to 45 minutes which was also very disappointing. However the music was very good and other members of staff were very friendly and fun. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
2

The cocktails here are lovely but ss I was leaving I was rudely blocked by the concierge and asked if I had settled my bill!! I was extremely offended. I booked a table for my friend and I for her 50th birthday. We only had two cocktails, the first by table service which I paid there and then. We waited ages to be served again to no avail so I went to the bar and bought our second cocktail of the night as we had dinner reservations and time was ticking. If the staff cant keep track of who has paid and who hasnt then something is wrong as that is their job! Dont accuse your customers if stealing, which in essence was what they were implying, because you cant do your job properly!! I mistakenly thought The Escapologist was more upmarket! NOT. I wont be going back. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
3

I booked and paid for a table for my birthday, but when I arrived I was told that some girls were using it but had just popped in for a pizza and would be gone very soon. So not a great start. An hour later and no one had come to take our drinks order and these girls were still sitting at our table. When we asked why no one had come to take our drinks we were told it was busy! Obviously it was busy, it was a Saturday night! Get more staff. It took another half an hour to get rid of the girls at our table and to receive our drinks. Suddenly, after complaining some more we had very efficient service. Not a great experience. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
1

Great drinks, had a great time just wish we could have gotten a table! visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
4

Great night but the table was too small for our party despite having paid up front for the booking. Service was also a little slower than what we'd have liked but the place was packed and it was a Friday night in Central London, so understandable I guess. Drinks and ambience were amazing though. visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
5

AMAAZING DRINKS AND STAFF! GREAT MUSIC AND ATMSOPHERE. CANT WAIT FOR MY NEXT VISIT visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
5

Great door staff (especially Rob). Unfortunately our reserved table for four wasn't quite as expected - just two high bar tables pushed together against a wall in a room packed with people and blaring music wasn't the experience we'd been hoping for. We left after one round of drinks. Would have appreciated a booth in a slightly quieter room for a better (and longer) night out. visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
2

Absolutely great night for my brothers 30th birthday. We hired the grand hall which is quite small but was a great night. Fridge full of drinks and staff were amazing, fun and helpful visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
5

Brilliant service and excellent cocktails! visited The Escapologist on 12 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
4

Great cocktails . Tasty pizza . Brilliant music It's yhdnpkace to be visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

What a brilliant happy hour! The best one I have come across in London. Style and substance are not compromised but all cocktails are 2 for 1! Be prepared to wait for drinks but otherwise it's worth it. visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Good value happy hour with a great selection included in the happy hour. The cocktails we had tasted really good! The music was a little bit loud for an after work catch up though but otherwise it was good ritasandhu visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Such a nice place, wonderful aesthetic and equally delightful and friendly staff, this is a place you want to frequent 👌🏼 visited The Escapologist on 25 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017 by
5

The space worked well for an informal corporate drinks evening. We just squeezed in. The staff was really helpful and charming. Meagan visited The Escapologist on 24 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by
4

I visited early on a Saturday evening, the bar had a fun atmosphere and was really lively. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and service was quick considering how busy it was. I had to change the details of my booking a few times and this was accommodated with no issues. Really fun cocktail menu, with good choice and great value happy hour. A really good venue for a night in Central London! Carly visited The Escapologist on 22 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017 by
5

We carried out a cocktail masterclass at the Escapologist on Friday. I cant remember the bar tenders names but one was Italian and the lady on the bar was just great! Both the bar tenders made the whole expereince so much fun, with different games, letting us make which ever cocktails we liked and even helped me make a custom cocktail (The Unicorn) I LOVED IT. Would defintely recommend to anyone wanting to carry out a cocktail masterclass, great fun and worth every penny! Thanks again guys. :) visited The Escapologist on 21 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017 by
5

Great night out celebrating a big birthday and we were very well looked after. It wasn't the first time I've been and certainly won't be the last. visited The Escapologist on 22 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

As part of my 50th birthday celebrations, me and a group of friends enjoyed a fabulous evening at Escapologist! I wanted a drink experience! We got it! Bar staff and door management superb! Thank you Helen visited The Escapologist on 22 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

Awesome bar! Went for my 21st had a lovely time. Booked a booth with my friends, everything was lovely the atmosphere, the staff and cocktails! Highly recommend for a night out! visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

Excellent service, great tasting cocktails, crowded but cosy visited The Escapologist on 21 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 by
5

Quirky, good location, amazing cocktails and awesome happy hour! visited The Escapologist on 08 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
4

Great range of cocktails. The cocktails are really great too and the service was excellent. visited The Escapologist on 17 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic night out!! The bar has a great atmosphere and setup - loved the look of the Grand Hall. The drinks were amazing and the pizza was divine - the Just Peachy was a big winner. Will definitely be back! visited The Escapologist on 11 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

So glad we found this wonderful bar! I was able to reserve a great space for 30 people for my birthday on a Sunday night. The staff were AMAZING, so accommodating and funny, and the cocktails were great. Cannot recommend highly enough. We'll definitely be going back. visited The Escapologist on 16 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Great music, perfect atmosphere and good drinks . Perfect place to start your night . MARIUS visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Good service & very happy with speed it was delivered with visited The Escapologist on 13 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
4

Absolutely gorgeous cocktails and the most wonderful attentive staff We will definitely be back soon!!!! visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
5

A great bar, with a great atmosphere, music choices and cocktails! We will definitely return! Thank you for a fun and smooth evening! visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
5

Amazing drinks! And music! Love the happy hour deals. The service very attentive. visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
4

Very good. Happy hour was class 👌🏽 visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
4

nice cocktails and joyful doorman :) visited The Escapologist on 15 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
4

Fantastic night out, thank you Rob visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
5

Thoroughly enjoyed our night- amazing cocktails, music and pizza! Will definitely come again x visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by
5

The best cocktails in London. And lovely staff. visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by
5

Great place and service was top quality...had a top night celebrating with my girlfriend...happy hour cocktails and prosecco! Unbelievable!! You deserve the 5 stars. visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by
5

Loved the 241 cocktails. Nice venue and vibe. Good mix of guys and girls. All staff were super friendly, professional and accommodating - they found us when a table was about to become free. visited The Escapologist on 07 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017 by
4

I came to you for my birthday last year and had such a great time and was so well looked after that I wanted to come back for this years birthday. Sadly I didn't feel the same way this year as the door staff were unfriendly and left us waiting outside in the cold for our table which wasn't ready on time. Then the man serving our table was also quite short, and at one point really rude. I appreciate it was busy but we were trying to settle the bill at the table and he was really snappy and short with us which wasn't fun when trying to celebrate my birthday. I just didn't feel very well looked after compared to last year when the staff were really friendly. It took a long time for us to get initial drinks service at the table also. A real shame because the bar and the music were great. visited The Escapologist on 13 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017 by
2

The place was very nice and staff were very attentive and extremely helpful, the cocktails were good but lacked a little on presentation. We had a pizza which we all enjoyed visited The Escapologist on 08 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017 by
4

Amazing Evening ss usual, Cocktails are little on the expensive side but I didnt mind as the night as a whole was Amazing visited The Escapologist on 12 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017 by
5

From start to finish we had a wonderful evening. The cocktails were absolutely delicious; especially the 'Porn Star Martini'. At times the bar was very busy and there was a bit of a wait, but you could see the staff were working as hard and quickly as possible to get your drinks to you. The pizzas were so good that I'm still dreaming of mine now. The staff were so helpful and lovely it really added to the experience, I would recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment. I will definitely be back! visited The Escapologist on 11 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
5

We had a fun couple of hours here one Friday night before going on for a meal. Delicious cocktails, Really friendly and helpful waiter. Bit noisy but enjoyed the music choice so that was fine. Also shared a tasty pizza to keep hunger at bay. Would definitely visit again. visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Great atmosphere and brilliant offers on cocktails! visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Spent the evening with 2 great friends enjoying a variety of well-made cocktails past happy hour and sharing a tasty pizza. Great way to pass a Saturday night and superb service. Would love to have been in that booth with my lover!! visited The Escapologist on 07 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Amazing venue and Great cocktails :) visited The Escapologist on 08 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
5

Great night, great service, great staff and great drinks! visited The Escapologist on 08 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
5

The staff was very helpful and super friendly, the music was really good with some brilliant throw back tunes! I will surely go back soon xxx Federica visited The Escapologist on 08 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
5

Cool drinks but the service could have been better. visited The Escapologist on 07 Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017 by
3

Great night and cracking staff Chris visited The Escapologist on 06 Apr 2017
07 Apr 2017 by
4

I didn't get to visit as they were fully booked. Why are you sending me this email to review the experience?? visited The Escapologist on 06 Apr 2017
07 Apr 2017 by
1

Great service, fun atmosphere! Been twice and will keep returning :) visited The Escapologist on 05 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic cocktails and artwork! We forgot all about the world outside! visited The Escapologist on 05 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
3

Had a great night thank you. Staff were really friendly. It was super busy but we never had to wait too long. Happy hour great. Pizza great. Definitely come here again! visited The Escapologist on 05 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
5

Great venue, good atmosphere and good service Cocktail presentation was very dull and boring, they didn't look like £8 worth. Just drinks in a glass with some ice Glasses were very plain and boring Cocktails didn't taste right, we had a Mohito and a Sex on the Beach These are our usual cocktails and we weren't impressed with their taste or presentation Would recommend the venue though garry visited The Escapologist on 31 Mar 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
1

Thanks so much for looking after our team in The Vaults! We will be back! :) visited The Escapologist on 04 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 by
5

We had a fun night. The guy on the door was great. The service was slightly too slow but this wouldn't put us off going back visited The Escapologist on 01 Apr 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
4

2 for 1 cocktails are delicious and a great deal! The po*nstar martinis are sooo good! The food is good too, only thing that could be improved would be the service.
03 Apr 2017 by
4

Came here for a team night out and it was great fun! The 2 for 1 cocktails are amazing and the pizza we had was good too. The only fault would be the service, we had to ask for water several times and never did receive it. Other than this, great night! visited The Escapologist on 31 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
4

Reserved an area for my birthday drinks, staff were friendly and helpful, thank you!! I wanted somewhere with a relaxed but lively atmosphere which it was. Nice place to have drinks and catch up with friends. Suggest reserving a table as it gets busy. visited The Escapologist on 01 Apr 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
4

Really nice cocktail bar. Would recommend and go back! Jennifer visited The Escapologist on 01 Apr 2017
02 Apr 2017 by
4

The drinks were great and the pizza was nice (although hardly any chicken); however, service was very slow. We waited 25 minutes for our drinks and the table opposite who were served after us got their drinks first! visited The Escapologist on 01 Apr 2017
02 Apr 2017 by
3

Excellent service, friendly and helpful staff. Loved it xxxxxx visited The Escapologist on 31 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2017 by
5

Was a really good experience!! The staff was really friendly and helpful! Only thing I made a booking for 12 people's table and thought would get a seating for 12 but unfortunately the table could not fit all and a few had to stand.. just wish i had known this at the time of booking.. would have planned the number of guests accordingly.. akshi visited The Escapologist on 31 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2017 by
4

We had a really good evening: the drinks were delicious with a bit of a twist and the environment was great, especially the booths and we were there for hours! I'd definitely recommend it to my friends! visited The Escapologist on 29 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017 by
5

This was our first visit to The Escapologist and found it to be a hidden gem in central London....The décor was amazing - perfect for a date to a venue that we as a business wouldn't hesitate in booking for an event! The staff were attentive and friendly and the cocktails were exquisite - yummy and well priced... Simply we couldn't recommend The Escapologist enough! This wont be our last visit! byiannopoullos visited The Escapologist on 29 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017 by
5

This is really cool speak easy bar with delicious cocktails! Go during happy hour 5-7pm for 2 for 1 cocktails! I'd advise you book in advance, otherwise you won't get a table, which is a £25 deposit but it is redeemable on drinks and food when you arrive. Fun night out!
30 Mar 2017 by
4

Lovely cocktails, amazing quirky decor, and brilliant staff. visited The Escapologist on 28 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017 by
5

Great bar, great cocktails! Table service could have been better, but all in all we had a great time. Aneta visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017 by
4

Good night, good service , great pizza. visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
4

The service was great, the pizza was delicious and the cocktails were sublime. visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

We managed to secure a table through the online booking service (which was great) The bar staff were great fun, the venue is fab and the cocktails are gorgeous. Definitely going to return. Recommend booking in advance visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Yet again I had a great night. The staff were so friendly and remembered me and were so helpful despite it being very busy. Yes I will be there again this week. visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

arrived to be greeted by a very pleasant funny outgoing customer services agent who made the initial arrival a good experience. The booking was for 7.15 - 9 we were seated at 7.45 and waited 15 minutes for our drinks. The table bookings are too restricted. As a result of the delayed seating and service the evening was brief and not very enjoyable. paul visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
3

Great place for an after work drinks and group meet-up, polite staff, creative drinks, good vibe, good DJ. Not much to complain about but small issues like no gluten free bases for the pizza even though it was mentioned on the menu and wifi not working and some sections were too loud. visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
4

I booked a table and the staff were very attentive and really helpful. We all had a really good night ! I will be coming back soon ! visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
5

Awesome pre-dinner cocktails at Escapologist for my best friend's hen night. The team were super easy to deal with in advance, reasonable deposit, and fantastic atmosphere when we arrived. The cocktails were delicious & dangerously strong. The music was ace mix of classic and new party music, and the bar manager was lots of fun & made ordering/paying easy. Thank you! It was v busy when we arrived about 6.45 with pre-theatre crowd but after happy hour was over by about 7.30 there was lots more space. We perhaps should have pre-ordered first drinks given there were 17 of us so took a little time to get a round in. Wonderful night, love the interior design with the colourful old portraits. Highly recommended. visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
5

Great cocktails, music and atmosphere. Would recommend booking a table for drinks at the eeekrnd because during happy hour it was super busy! visited The Escapologist on 25 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and beautiful interior, the only thing that was a bit disappointing was the music. It was a little bit mainstream and the song changes were quite random sometimes. visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and efficient service. The staff is friendly and attentive. My friends all liked the venue visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, excellent service and very good happy hour deals visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017 by
5

Expensive but great crowd and fun visited The Escapologist on 24 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017 by
4

Place was pretty cool indeed visited The Escapologist on 22 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017 by
4

1 - Music for a private booth was way too loud. Every booth remarked about the sound levels. 2 - Table service should be offered. visited The Escapologist on 23 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017 by
3

Spent the evening there with my work colleagues and we had such a lovely time. The staff are amazing and friendly, the drinks are reasonable and the pizza, very tasty indeed. Looking to go back again and make it our regular weekly venue. visited The Escapologist on 23 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017 by
5

Love this bar, cocktails are amazing and staff so friendly and helpful and great happy hour between 5-7 which makes it amazing value!! Only downside is so busy because of its popularity getting the next drink took too long!! 😂 visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
4

Staff are always really helpful, we arrived a little bit late for our table but they called us to check we were still going and kept it for us. They also allowed us to order food even though the kitchen had just 'closed' so thank you to the chef who was probably a bit fed up with us! We always have a great time here, great cocktails, pizza and music to dance the night away! visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
5

I had a great time at The Escapologist! I chose to celebrate my birthday here with 40 of my friends - they all enjoyed the atmosphere and the drinks. The Escapologist team were fantastic hosts as well, especially the general manager on duty that night. Nadine visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017 by
5

This place was brilliant - wish there are more tables available! They need to market themselves more, never knew it existed! visited The Escapologist on 20 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 by
4

Cool place underground with amazing cocktails! Perfect place for a quality but not too stuffy date night. visited The Escapologist on 20 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 by
5

A fun bar with a great atmosphere and amazing cocktails! The music started cheesy but became more current as the night progressed. There was a bit of waiting time at our table when ordering drinks with the waiters completely rushed off their feet, although we were brought a complimentary shot of tequila each as an apology which more than made up for it. A perfect place to go with mates on the weekend! visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 by
5

Really great cocktails, will definitely come back Alice visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

Bar staff were great, service a little slow but it was very busy! Good cocktails, really enjoyed happy hour. Abi visited The Escapologist on 18 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

Really good. Loved the little booths, just what I needed for a birthday celebration. Bit dangerous with the old two-for-ones - but that's what birthdays are for. visited The Escapologist on 08 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

The cocktails and atmosphere and pizza are great! Service was also really good. visited The Escapologist on 17 Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017 by
5

I was expecting more from this venue, but I was disappointed. First, I'm put off by the fact that I had to put a deposit down to reserve a table, then I wasn't able to cancel the booking without losing the deposit and this was 10 days before the booking. We decided to proceed with going to the bar. Upon arrival, we were greeted by one staff on the door who said we would have 3 tables, but when we went downstairs, we were only given 1 despite being a group of 5. Only when we asked the staff downstairs, we were given another table to join on. Then, it took a really long time for a drinks to be ordered. On a positive note, the cocktails were nice and the selection is good. visited The Escapologist on 16 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 by
3

Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly! Would highly recommend a visit as it was both fun and great value for money. visited The Escapologist on 14 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017 by
5

Great location, amazing staff and love the space. Overall Excellent! visited The Escapologist on 13 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017 by
5

Lovely evening to make up for a previous not so fabulous night out! Couldnt have asked for more! visited The Escapologist on 10 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
5

Lovely staff. Excellent cocktails and good pizza. Thank you! visited The Escapologist on 11 Mar 2017
12 Mar 2017 by
5

Had a lovely evening with great cocktails. Very very busy. Music exceptionally loud so hard to have a decent conversation. Staff very pleasant. visited The Escapologist on 10 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017 by
4

Food and drinks were great, but the bar got extremely busy and even though we'd booked a table there were lots of people stood around us making it feel squashed. I was also told that I could use my £10 off voucher with my booking but when we wanted to pay, the manager told us we couldn't use it as it was happy hour (even though I'd booked my table during happy hour) so ended up spending more than we were expecting. The manager told us we could come back later to use the voucher but based on how busy it was, we didn't want to do that. visited The Escapologist on 10 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017 by
3

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