They taught us that staying in is the best kind of going out and now The Little Door & Co – famed across town for redefining the House Party genre with kitchen discos, late night cocktails, good vibes only and the ultimate flat parties for those in the know – is bringing its singular style of fun to Soho with The Little Scarlet Door, openingon Greek Street on 6th June.
Set across two floors in the newly redeveloped Ilona Rose House on Greek Street, Scarlet is the first central London venue for the Doors and followed in the footsteps of three of London’s party stalwarts – The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill, The Little Blue Door in Fulham and The Little Orange Door in Clapham.
Unlike its neighbourhood siblings (who’s interiors all take a lead from the quintessential maisonette London flat), The Little Scarlet Door will be open plan, metropolitan and vibey, taking a cue from New York’s iconic loft apartments – think exposed brickwork, raw plaster, concrete flooring, industrial finishes and fittings, floor-to-ceiling tiling, leather and plush velvet upholstery and a bold colourway of reds, pinks, greens and neon; this is Soho to its core. From Greek Street, only a standalone scarlet red door will hint at the bar’s location – this is somewhere for those in the know.
As with the other Little Door venues, Scarlet will feature the myriad areas one would expect to find in a home: a kitchen doubling up as the bar – complete with scarlet Smeg fridge, sauce-splattered cookbooks and a plethora of pre-loved plates and glassware – a living room, laundry room and a whole host of breakaway areas. Curl up for a catch-up in The Nook, linger with friends at The Breakfast Table or have a private gossip in The Shower, complete with rubber ducks and shower caps that are just crying out for your Insta feed. Those looking for a little privacy can make for The Vault, tucked away behind The Laundry Room, bedecked in silver and inspired by Warhol’s Factory in midtown Manhattan.
Downstairs is where you find the flat’s communal collection of vinyl records, statement neon signage, kooky pop-art, retro games and bookshelves are yours to browse throughout and question, who lives here exactly? Great for the ultimate house party, the lower ground floor is also available for exclusive hire – because sometimes a house party needs to be invite only, right!
For the ultimate house party vibe that’s high energy, there will be DJs Wednesday through to Saturday whilst drinks come in the form of killer sharing cocktails served from the kitchen in vases and mixing bowls such as the Little Miss Sunshine (Hendricks gin, Reyka vodka, St Germain, apple, rosemary and sage) alongside signature serves all named after favourite TV shows and movies. The cocktail menu – enclosed in the flat’s shared diary and photo albums – features the La La Land (42 Below vodka, raspberry, Martini Rose, Mozart White, vanilla) – or the signature House Punch, synonymous with any good flat party – a delicious yet deadly blend of Bacardi spiced rum, Toti dark rum, Wray & Nephew rum, guava and fruit juices. Light bites and party nibbles will include charcuterie boards, mezze plates, artisan toasties, spiced skewers and Vietnamese meat balls. NEW SOHO BAR OPENING | The Little Scarlet Door
The Little Scarlet Door – everything that’s good about a house party with no mess or neighbours to contend with! You’re invited!
The Little Scarlet Door
12-13 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DL