London’s iconic club The Cross will reopen next month after 15 years of absence. Set to make a comprehensive comeback on Friday 9th September, the clubbing destination will take over a Kings Cross pub owned by The Cross club’s original founder, Billy Reilly.
Now called The Cross 2.0, the London club is set to have a 360 approach to nightlife entertainment. Embodying a bar, dining room, laid-back lounge and rooftop terrace, the six-floor venue will add a basement club in its blueprint.
Billy’s wife and managing director Gemma Reilly told Camdenist:
“The Cross has grown up. I really think London is crying out for something like this; a place where you can go to drink, dine and dance.”
Six floorings “offering luxuriously designed spaces to drink, dine and dance” will showcase exposed brick walls, velvet banquettes, and hand-painted ceilings.
While the luxe-meets-raw incarnation will feature a fresh design, hallmarks of The Cross’ old days are also present. Salvaged elements from the original London club, such as cigarette vending machines and wooden swing seats are part of the picture.
“We wanted to keep the real essence and feeling, so that when people come down here who went to The Cross, they can immediately feel it.”
Although The Cross’ iteration won’t unleash at the original King Cross address, it will be a ten-minute walk from its famous six arches.
In its heyday, The Cross club was one of London’s most lusted-after partying destinations. Following its 1993 debut, the grittily edgy nightclub quickly morphed into the city’s epicenter for progressive house music, an elite clientele, and long-lived residencies.
Back in 2007, London’s The Cross dropped the last tune when an urban regeneration swallowed most of King’s Cross’ clubland.
The Cross returns to a new era on September 9th and it will be open 5 PM-2 AM from Tuesday to Thursday and 5 PM-3 AM on Friday and Saturday.