Mason House, Argyll Street

2015 has been the best year of my life (so far). I’ve been so busy and had so many plans it seems to have  flown by. This week was the first this year that I have not had something organised or pre-booked. I was expecting a quiet few days where I caught up on washing and finished the book I’m reading, but it turned out to be so much fun.On Friday night we went for dinner and drinks at Mason House on Argyll Street (Just off Regents street).

image4(1)Argyll Street is historically associated with the enigmatic Freemasons who resided on the street in the mid 18th century. Mason House reflects the history of its address its decor. (It reminded me of the scenes from the Sherlock Holmes where Lord Blackwood is performing his rituals, as it does somewhat resemble a Masonic Temple. As the rooms are situated below ground, you are escorted down a few flights of stone stairs  down into the basements. Once downstairs, there are mysterious looking portraits behind bars, candelabras  dripping in wax and (slightly less authentic looking, but still really cool) neon signs with enticing quotes on the walls.

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We arrived around 10pm for the sit down dinner, we had Caesar salad to start followed by Salmon and sweet potatoes with a large side of wine. All of which was really tasty. It’s quite an early start to the night, but means you get a good look around before the big crowds arrive, it also gives you the opportunity to meet new people without having the compete with the sound-system.

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The music starts off with house music, but moves into RnB and Hip-hop as the night goes on, which definitely earned our seal of approval. It does get quite crowded later in the night, which is to be expected from a popular London haunt. The bar staff and cloakroom and quick and efficient, which makes the experience even more enjoyable. Its quirky, fun and has a great atmostphere and music. All you need for a exciting night out in the capital! Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

For more information you can read GQ’s guide to mason house here, or visit Mason’s website here

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