Inception Group launches a new Cahoots in Soho

A new 1940s-inspired cocktail bar set in an overground train station will open in November in the heart of Soho, complementing the original Cahoots underground.

Inception Group has announced the launch of a new 1940s train station-themed cocktail bar, Cahoots: The Ticket Hall & Control Room on Kingly Street in Carnaby, Soho this November. 

This is the companies second addition to the Cahoots network, and whilst it is located in a neighbouring building to the original, it will be a seperate venue, extending its eclectic group of London Venues which includes Mr Fogg's and Bunga Bunga to 11 sites. 

Staying true to the Cahoots brand, the new venue will reiginite the post-war spirit of the 1940s, but unlike the original, which opened in 2015 and is soley subterranean, the new venue spans across two storeys and has been converted into two distinct spaces. 

The story goes that the Scoundrels behind Cahoots have successfully knocked through the shell of a neighbouring damaged railway station and commandeered the old overground Ticket Hall and disused Control Room, turning it into an illicit and immersive cocktail bar.

The Ticket Hall

On the ground floor, opening onto Kingly Street, the vintage ticket hall, will transport guests back to the 1940s by way of an old-school ticket window and repurposed station kiosk. Alongside period train schedules, phone booths, and ticket machines, which add authentic nods to this iconic era, the interior is reminiscent of a quintessentially British tearoom, complete with comfy armchairs, linen wall drapings, and ornate lamp shades.

A array of hearty 40s food will be served throughout the day from 11am to 5pm. From then, the lights dim and The Ticket Hall becomes a cocktail bar destination, serving up tipples and live entertainment until 1am. 

The Control Room 

Hidden below The Ticket Hall, accessible only to those in the know, lies the old station Control Room, which has been repurposed to offer something entirely different.

The few who can get their hands on an elusive clock-in pass, will venture through the derelict mine shaft and into the reservations-only Control Room. Upon arrival, guests will be met by bright flashing red buttons, cogs whirring, live switchboards, and levers emerging from the walls, setting the scene for an immersive underground experience. 

This hideout plays host to live entertainment and experiences such as immersive movie evenings, musical quiz nights, and ‘Cahooch’ cocktail masterclasses. The cocktail menu in the Control Room will be highly experimental, incorporating fermentation, preservation, and long forgotten ration ingredients.

Opening Times:

Ticket Hall

Open 7 days a week: 11am-1am

Control Room

Monday - Thursday: 5pm-1am

Friday: 4pm-1am

Saturday: 4pm-1am

Sunday: Closed

15 Kingly Street, Soho | | 020 7352 6200