Bluecrow teamed up with designers Daytrip Studios, and founders Roisin Stimpson & Edmund Weil to create their long-awaited sequel to their previous Old Street venue, that is the new, 85-cover Kingly Court Nightjar. This wonderful venue is set to deliver a variety of creative cocktails, delightful snacks and late night live music.
Once you enter kingly court via Carnaby Street you are greeted by the new shopfront and staircase with distressed copper looking handrails, which lead you to the basement of what is now a stunning iconic music venue.
The decor and lighting is set in a 1920s vibe, with wooden floors throughout, dark bespoke banquette seating, bespoke ash hardwood and mirror table tops. The recessed ceiling has new cove lighting, illuminating the burnt orange ceiling feature focal point, with two walls boasting intricate Nightjar scenes, etched into glass mirrors.
At the bottom of the stairs you are welcomed by large bespoke bar incorporating a solid oak top, and has copper distressed effect back panels, stained oak front panels to the frontage with a brass foot stand, solid brass plinth and a solid oak bullnose front which is sat within brass collars.
Collect your cocktail, turn around and you are met by the stage area at the opposite end of the room.
The Kingly Court venue, Weil said, “will be a little more polished than the original”, but added that the site’s history of live music appealed to the pair.
“Though it spent a couple of decades as Ben Sherman’s stock room, it previously existed as a series of really iconic music venues: it was London’s first black-owned music club in the Thirties and Forties, The Blue Lagoon Club, kicked off the beep craze in the Fifties under Ronnie Scott at Club Eleven, and subsequently hosted artists such as Bob Marley, The Who, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Obviously there is a lot to live up to, but knowing what a rich tapestry has adorned the space in the past is very inspiring,” Weil added.
Some kind words from owner and Director Edmund Weil
“The Bluecrow team were a joy to work with throughout this project. Their ‘can do’ approach to some really challenging design specs and finishes helped ensure that our new venue looks a million dollars. “
The wonderful bespoke bar from our joinery workshop can be seen in detail with its round bar top oak nosing, solid oak top incorporating copper distressed back panel, and a bespoke brass foot rail and skirting.