Alcoholic Architecture

Bompas & Parr's very own walk-in cloud bar on the site of an ancient monastery - Borough Market, London, NOW OPEN

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ALCOHOLIC ARCHITECTURE - Borough Market, London 
Open until July 2016

Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture is live in Borough Market, featuring a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail. The installation is an alcoholic weather system for your tongue where meteorology and mixology collide against a canvas of monastic mayhem, referencing the gothic splendour of neighbouring Southwark Cathedral.

Set in a Victorian building that was once the original home and offices of The Trustees of Borough Market, the bar takes over the basement – itself a former banana store for unripe fruit arriving from the West Indies – and will source many ingredients for its drinks list from Borough Market itself.


Watch this amazing 360° walk-through of Alcoholic Architecture by Fundamental. Use the arrows in the top left corner to navigate. (Please note: to experience the best 360˚ affect please view through a smart phone with YouTube installed. Alternatively view through a Chrome or Firefox browser.)

Alcoholic Architecture sits next to the UK’s earliest gothic cathedral and on the site of an ancient monastery. These themes are channelled  through a drinks lists entirely comprised of spirits and beers created by monks: potations such as Chartreuse, Benedictine, Trappist beer and Buckfast. All will be featured in elegantly balanced, refined and luxurious conventionally served drinks that guests can take back into the cloud.

Alcoholic Architecture
1 Cathedral Street
Borough Market
London SE1 9DE

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 19.00 - 22.00
Thursday: 18.00 - 23.00

Friday: 16.00 - 23.00
Saturday: 12.00 - 23.00

Sunday: Closed

Book your tickets via
Entry cost between £10 and £12.50 depending on the day and time.
We keep a number of tickets for walk-ups, but for guaranteed entry we recommend booking tickets in advance, especially for the weekend, as it gets particularly busy. 

Please note:
This event is for 18s and over only. The bar is not easily wheelchair accessible.
Please contact to discuss your specific access requirements.

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Photography by Marcus Peel and Ann Charlott Ommedal.

Photography Ann Charlott Ommedal

Video by Fundamental VR