AIM-listed bar owner expands to open Nightcap’s new London Cocktail Club

Bar chain owner Nightcap is to open a new London Cocktail Club site in the heart of the City in the latest vote of confidence in the Square Mile’s night-time economy. The 1,500 sq ft bar will open later this year at 78 Queen Victoria Street and serve until 1am. Nightcap co-founder and former Dragon’s Den star, Sarah Willingham, said: “Since the lifting of the Covid restrictions we have been impressed with the strong trading at all of our City sites in London. “I am therefore delighted to announce the…

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£100m Leicester Square corner plot redevelopment

Property developers are set to spend £100 million transforming the north-east corner of London’s Leicester Square. Owners Soho Estates have appointed commercial property adviser Colliers to find a new tenant to turn the site into a new “destination” in the famous square, best known for hosting red carpet movie premieres. The corner currently houses a Zoo Bar, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Chiquito, alongside offices. The site sits next door to the Odeon cinema – which hosts its fair share of premieres – and bosses hope to find the next…

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Hand holding pint of beer. Photo by Pawel Kadysz on Unsplash

UK government’s “levelling up” agenda starts with takeaway pints

The further relaxation of reopening rules around outdoor dining and takeaway pints are set to government plans to ‘level up’ nation Takeaway pints and outdoor dining are set to be important parts of the government’s “levelling up agenda”, which the prime minister is expected to reveal in a speech this week. Boris Johnson will reveal plans to energise the country’s high streets, which include drastic changes to the hospitality industry’s operations. Pavement licences are set to be extended and made permanent, with the goal of making it cheaper for restaurants, pubs…

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