Wilton’s is under threat people, and they need your help to save it! All you have got to do is download their fantastic new app, Wilton’s Mystery, a fantastical play, based on a true story about the building’s rich history. For only £1.49 you can unlock forgotten secrets, discover lost rooms and uncover the hidden past. They need to raise £2.2 million to save the last surviving Grand Music Hall in the entire world from closure and extinction, and due to a generous donation from the Heritage Lottery fund they are on their way to achieving this, but they need your help. Calling all android and Apple users, dig deep!
On the outside this 1850’s Grade 2 listed building looks more like some kinda farmhouse, (or you’ll recognise it from Sherlock Holmes 2). Inside it’s like a members bar minus the pretension, win win. Pass the draped velvet curtains and you’re there; take a seat on an old leather sofa and take in that beautiful old bar. The exposed brickwork gives it a characterful run down feel, but the best bit has to be the words “Wiltons” lit up by light bulbs, old school/Hollywood style. Oh and upstairs there’s ping-pong (f*ck yeah) and more rooms with nooks and crannies to discover.
The bar keeps it simple with reds, whites, rosés, beers and ciders – definitely support the locals and order in a Truman Brewery ale. Post 6pm drinks are in plastic cups – no one likes smashed glasses in the music hall and also get there between 6pm-9pm for some aperitivo. Even if you’re not here for a show, take a peep at the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world, it’s pretty breathtaking, in fact they do tours on Monday for 6 quid. Hungry? Then order in whatever you want (they got menus) and they will deliver free to the bar!
N.B. Do drop a quid in the box on leaving; this is one of London’s gems we should definitely keep from crumbling away.