There’s a new members only nightclub in town, launching this week in Argyll Street, amidst the vaults of The London Palladium. Team behind the new venture are Marc Merran, Eamonn Mulholland and Jean Philippe Kley.
The name Mason House dates back to 1737, when the majority of residents on Argyll Street were Masons and the owners wanted to create a space that resembles a Masonic Temple. They have restored the raw brick arches and other original features of the 5,000 ft space with interiors designed by Ludovic Messager of Quintessence, behind Paris’ Titty Twister club.
Guests enter through a crypt and the space is set across multi-raised levels. The 415 capacity Main Club Room has a black and white chequered dancefloor, complete with 30 tables, offering bottle and waitress service and Room 33 is the inner sanctum with a secret door, operating on an invitation only basis.
The main DJ is situated in the Main Club Room will play a mix of genres while Room 33 will offer an alternative atmosphere. A state-of-the-art Funktion 1 sound system, will play throughout the venue. Furnishings feature leather banquet seating and Victorian-style oak wood bars.
Between them, the owners and management have racked up experience at a number of nightclubs – taking in the recently opened Beat, Mo*Vida, Chinawhite, Aura, Fifty and L’Arc in Paris and are teaming up with global entertainment names for live performances. Mason House will also showcase young and emerging artists.