The mantra being thrown around is ‘from dance hall to market hall,’ as one of the world’s most renowned (and sweaty, Sambuca-shot filled) nightclubs turns its music off for the sake of food. That’s right, the abandoned arcade that once was Pacha super-club will turn into Market Halls this autumn, becoming a sought-after spot for locals and respite for visitors to the city.
When we think hall, we may well think of school… and various plates of food flying across said room. Market Halls takes school to sophistication, with a space as glam as the girls going to Pacha looked – before the drinks started flowing. There’s seating for over four hundred, eleven kitchens, three bars and a roof terrace which, with any luck, we’ll be frequenting during the summer months.
Chief Operations Officer – and the man we have to thank for the shenanigans – Simon Anderson says: “Victoria is a reinvigorated and dynamic district. We found a site in the heart of Victoria that has been derelict for years, after we restore the building back to its former glory, we look forward to bringing something new and exciting to the area.”
So, what are Market Halls, I hear you quizzically enquire? Well the aim is to redefine the British concept of food halls making them alluring to the public again. Again?! For me they’ve always been flashy and worth a visit but Market Halls are on a mission to persuade the masses. Two major London launches have been secured in ’18, including Market Hall West End opening up in Spring of next year, and we can’t wait! The boys have also done their homework, visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and the UK to hunt for food-spo, or market-spo in this case. Suffice to say we’re expecting great things.
So make sure you mark-et down in the calendar, and we’ll see you there…
Market Halls Victoria opens this Autumn at Terminus Place, Victoria, SW1V 1JR, www.markethalls.co.uk