What they say:
Reviving the 150 year old iconic building, the team at D&D London introduce the German Gymnasium for an autumnal opening. Having refurbished the entire joint, this multi-purpose venue houses a suave restaurant, a huge grand café and a number of sleek bars. But despite a face lift, the venue remains true to its origins; it continues to serve and showcase London's ever-present German community. From the authentic, 60 year old swamp tree outside to the menu full of Central European dishes, it hasn't lost its unique character.
What we say:
The latest trend sweeping through London's nightlife is concerned with clashing the old with the new. The German Gymnasium perfectly embodies this. The venue's sleek new interior contrasts with the building's well-established history that reaches back as far as the reign of Queen Victoria. But it remains important that the German Gymnasium doesn't give in to temptation and simply ignore its illustrious history. With a contemporary, modern feel, it's easy to fall into this trap. That said, under the guidance of the experienced D&D London team, it seems hard to see this happening. As long as the venue maintains its ties with the past, it'll surely succeed and become a favourite spot for London's busy commuters.