The Escapologist


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’.



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Escape from 2021
Are you ready to Escape from 2021 and revel in a night of righteous party-going? This New Year's Eve we're bringing you an evening of maskedmerriment…

Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ 19:00 - 2:00

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  • Happily Affordable ££
  • London - Drinks and Finger Food, London - Just Party, London - Themed Christmas
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 0:00
Tuesday 16:00 0:00
Wednesday 16:00 0:00
Thursday 16:00 0:00
Friday 16:00 0:00
Saturday 16:00 0:00
Sunday 16:00 0:00



The Escapologist, 35, Earlham Street, WC2H 9LD


Covent Garden

Nearest Station

Tottenham Court Road (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Vault Private Room 50 70 - Please get in touch for more information Please get in touch for more information

For the full VIP feel and service, check out The Vault. Situated at the far end of the venue, down a few steps to our underground space. With beautiful royal blue booths against a back drop of luxurious gold, this VIP area is perfect for parties that have something to celebrate, or photoshoots that require the extra wow factor.

Grand Hall Private Room 25 40 - - -

Enter through a secret doorway to find yourself in a hidden temple with a star-lit sky and carved pillars. The Grand Hall is perfectly designed for corporate functions and celebrations with four beautiful booths, a private fridge and the opportunity to control the music. This stunning private room is a must see.

Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 0 250 - Please get in touch for more information Please get in touch for more information

The Escapologist cocktail bar offers twisted classic cocktails in an outrageous space.

If you're looking for something a little more formal, we can also offer a finger and bowl food menu.

The venue is available to accommodate daytime and evening private hire as well as small gatherings.

Venue facilities:

  • 2 x Private areas
  • DJ connection available
  • AV equipment on request
  • Cloakroom
  • Air-conditioning

Suitable for:

  • Private hire
  • After show parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Business launches
  • Cocktail-canapé receptions
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Product launches
  • Showcases & exhibitions
  • Day delegates
  • Summer parties
  • Themed events
  • Photoshoots
  • Team drinks
  • Cocktail masterclasses

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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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 in Covent Garden, it unravels itself like a masonic den…

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