Who Is W.M Barker?
Mr William M. Barker, the eponymous founder of our infamous, secret, underground cocktail bar, is both a figure of past and present.
Originally, Will was a wine and brandy merchant from the 1800s, he owned the building which in the basement we now, 200 years later, call home. In his younger years Will was an academic, Victorian party boy and very much a gentleman about town. He would be surrounded by his famous friends and possessions of the finest quality, he was nothing less than the Beau of Bishopsgate, and for us, that’s who he’ll always be.
Today, we are ever aware of Will’s presence and he lives on in our shrub cocktail collections, in the secret underground bar itself, and through his captivating team; Will’s kids, as they are known by all around. So if you ever hear us talking about Will, or Will’s place, you’ll now know who we are talking about. He’s open until 3am Thursday-Saturday, making his basement hangout the best spot to continue your post dinner drinks this festive season.
So don’t be a stranger, join us, cocktails will always be waiting for you here.