Speakeasy Soma brings gritty glamour to its hidden spot beneath the streets of Soho

London’s latest subterranean cocktail bar

Moody interiors bring glamour to this basement bar in London, named after the Hindu moon god and serving a list of Indian-inspired cocktails.

Soma is the latest outpost by Kricket founders Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, and leans into its subterranean location with a set of CAKE Architecture-designed interiors. The studio deployed a dark colour palette –steel grey, charcoal black and navy blue – that’s offset by bright, globe-shaped lights.

Guests sit at a nine-metre-long stainless steel bar with space for 23 to order from Soma’s list of reimagined classics – including a chaat masala margarita and a banana daiquiri. CAKE has gestured towards the name of the bar, installing a glowing moon-shaped artwork above the speakeasy’s mustard yellow sofas.

Those planning a more intimate gathering at the London bar can tuck themselves into one of Soma’s arch-shaped nooks, covered in rough grey plaster that resembles the lunar surface, and bathed in sci-fi-style uplighting.

14 Denman St, Soho London W1D 7HJ

Interiors are inspired by the Hindu moon god Soma
Photography: Soma
Lunar inspired hanging pendants set the tone for the nightscape interiors
Photography: Soma
A moon-face inspired corner nook
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Even the smoked mirror is inspired by the moon surface
Photography: Soma

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