Late night revellers may no longer be falling out of Pacha, but as the saying goes as one door closes another opens and the abandoned arcaded bays of Victoria’s Terminus Place that once housed the super club, will be reopening next week as the next Market Hall (following on from Fulham earlier this year). Yes, London might not be a party capital, but it is certainly the food capital.
Since 1909 the space has been home to an Edwardian shopping arcade, a restaurant, Pacha and now it’ll be home to eleven kitchens, a coffee shop, three bars spread over three floors and next spring they’ll open their rooftop in time for sunny weekends and balmy evenings. The selected twelve are some of the best loved kitchens in London and include a couple you’ll already find in the Fulham offering. The initial line-up is made up of Koya Ko by Koya, Gopal’s Corner by Roti King, Super Tacos from Breddos, Baoziln, Nonna Tonda from Fat Tony’s, Monty’s Deli, Flank,Kerbisher & Malt, Squirrel and bunshop from The Marksman. Press Coffee and Fanny’s Kebabs from Market Hall Fulham will also be joining the line-up.
Market Halls’ architects FaulknerBrowns will be restoring the building to its former glory, by reinstating the original historical shop fronts and retaining key features such as beams, decorative ceiling mouldings and cornicing, all of which were hidden when it was a club…probably wasn’t the vibe they were going for. A curved timber ticket stall found at the Victoria Street entrance has been maintained and stained-glass windows and an atrium roof light are being repaired to let in natural light.
Market Hall show no signs of stopping either as in the spring they will be heading to West End to open the largest food hall in the UK. It’s official, London is a city of eaters.
Market Hall Victoria opens on the 12th November 2018 at 191 Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5NE