"Wiltonís makes for the kind of place to show off the fantasy of London"All In London Rating
: Added Mon 07 Nov 2011 - Reviewed by T.A.O
Secreted away at the end of an alley amongst the congestion of Tower Hill, it seems apt that as soon as you clap eyes on Wiltonís Music Hall the surroundings no longer seem to exist. With parts of it dating back to the early 1800ís, Wiltonís is a landmark of heritage that somehow manages to transcend its age with a current line-up of events and random jollies. A dilapidated building thatís kept sacred by the work of the Wiltonís Trust, the place has character by the (exposed) brick load. Crumbling walls, fairy lights, pianos and well-trodden boards make this a place that every Londoner should see. The Mahogany Bar itself may have lost the very bar it was named after, but that doesnít detract from the lively mix of in-the-know hipsters, locals and relic hunters who fill it with ease. Apart from this main room there is of course the main music hall, which brings you theatre, gigs, cabaret and recreations of the art of music hall entertainment itself. As if this werenít enough, there is also a Mezzanine Room in which to relax, as well as the Green Room that comes complete with ping-pong table for fans of the fashionable sport.
There are various snacks served in the bar Ė mainly consisting of filled beigels on this occasion Ė and a discerningly stocked bar, full of St. Peterís Ale along with a couple of draught beers. Wiltonís makes for the kind of place to show off the fantasy of London, and while the technology around us propels us ever faster into the future, the past is still where itís at
Official All In London review for Wilton Music Hall