Cahoots: Party Like It’s 1946
If you feel nostalgic about the past and always wondered what it would be like to party in a underground tube station in postwar Britain, this is your lucky day. Lets venture over to London and enter the world of Cahoots, where it’s still 1946 – every day.
Cahoots is a thematic and immersive experience where you as a guest are transported back in time to post-war 1940s Britain. It is located in Soho – London’s premiere night life playground – and the entrance is behind a classical London tube station, complete with red tiles. Take the wooden escalator down (okay it’s a staircase made to look like a escalator) and enter the ticket hall where you are greeted by the station master.
Behind one of the anonymous looking wooden doors your adventure awaits, and as soon as we step in, we are transported to another world. A world full of mismatched vintage furniture, old suitcases, black market liquor, sand bags, wartime posters and a complete replica of vintage tube car. Cahoots doesn’t take any shortcuts and has painstakingly and lovingly recreated a disused London tube station turned into a air raid shelter for nocturnal hiding during the Blitz. Except at here, spirits are high and drinks never run dry.
As well as serving classic cocktails, black market liquor and post-war favorites are also available, in particular rum and gin based drinks are furtively knocked back from old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins, finished with ingredients half-inched from nana’s pantry.
You could say that Cahoots is a exhibition of post-war resourcefulness. Everything from the old fashioned wooden escalator, to the dramatic, tiled, platform bar set alongside vintage train carriages. Live music is also a big part of the time travel immersion and the station is home to several talented acts (complete in vintage outfits), performing everything from swing and jazz to lindyhop. I highly suggest you dress up in your 1940s gear as well for the best experience.
Cahoots is open seven days a week and you will find them in Kingly Court underground station in Soho.