Wonderland-esque in spirit, Shimmy encourages playfulness and eccentricity, with an enchanted wardrobe staircase, Scrabble tiled bar and “Magic Far Away Tree” theme. Optical illusions and quirky Victorian trinkets are offset against stylish exposed brickwork, staff are smartly attired in Gatsby-eque, flapper or bow-tie looks. The warm and inviting secretive atmosphere is created with mercurised mirror, amber light filters and candles while an alcove with Victorian style interactive screens create your own space and the feeling that you are in another world. Vintage porn wallpaper and peep holes in the toilets add a cheeky element and a photo-booth is linked with the venue’s social media channels.
With Taiwanese steamed buns (gao bao) sliders being seved, your tastebuds are also delighted by the “healthly cocktails” created by Hawksmoor’s Metinee (May) Kongsrivilai who is also the ambassador of Bacardi UK.
Within the Shimmy “shop window”, different artwork by young creators from across London will be showcased monthly via Shimmy’s new artist initiative. Creatives from all fields will be encouraged to submit applications that match the Shimmy aesthetic. The chosen few will then be invited to display their work throughout the website and the venue’s platforms both within the building and on display to the public through the street window.
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