Named after the fascinating Lola McGuire and comes with more than just a touch of her glamour and lure.
About Hippodrome - Lola's
Hidden Drinking Den
Hippodrome, Cranbourn Street
Lola was the Hippodrome’s most infamous show girl and resided at the Hippodrome theatre from the 1900’s up until the First World War.
She was a true Edwardian entrepreneur and understood that all societies – no matter how underground – needed administration. She created and ran the under-stage after parties at The Hippodrome. Organising gambling, money lending through her own makeshift bank and operated the cellar bar using gin salvaged from the barges making their regular trips up the Thames from bankside distilleries.
It was even rumoured she offered every customer owing her money a chance to win it back on the turn of a card. She never lost. Lola is our kind of girl.
Gin Fizz ON THE HOUSE
Gin, lemon juice and prosecco
Gin and lemon juice are lengthened with Prosecco. One Lola McGuire would have approved of.