Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Sticking to Jules Verne’s legendary explorer’s tight schedule, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration throws open a window on to the world, complete with train carriage, map room and hidden wonders. Brought to the West End by Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, the bar takes guests on a thrilling journey inspired by Around The World in 80 Days.  Located just a stone’s throw from Charing Cross station, where Phileas Fogg and his trusty valet, Passepartout set off on their voyage, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration is a true travel hub, where death-defying exploits and adventures are plotted and planned.  The downstairs Map Room houses a collection of both antique and modern-day maps, host regular evening events with a resident explorer, and also offers global drinking adventures, from cocktail masterclasses to spirit safaris. Moving downstairs, they encounter cabinets of curiosities, souvenirs and artefacts handpicked by fellows of the explorer society. There is also a  life-sized model of a Victorian Orient Express, complete with banquette seating and gleaming brass lamps where passengers can let off steam over a libation or two. The main bar area features wooden panelling, shelves laden with travel books and encyclopedias, and warm leather armchairs to welcome weary travellers.

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