Café de Paris, also dubbed one of London’s oldest nightclubs, will be reborn as Lio London next year. Entertainment hospitality brand Pacha Group is taking over the nightlife hub to bring cabaret shows, acrobats, dining experiences, and clubbing under one roof.
Opening in February 2023, Lio London will deliver a modern iteration of an immersive cabaret show where dancers, aerialists, and Moulin Rouge-like performances will reign supreme.
Performing arts trailblazer Joan Gràcia will be responsible for curating the ‘it’ entertainment program for West End’s freshest blood.
Every evening at Lio London will kick off with a set of performances – accompanied by finger-licking dishes and lip-smacking cocktails, of course – and culminate with a late-night clubbing session.
Embodying both a high-end eatery and vibrant nightclub, the London venue will feature 200 seats for the restaurant space and a 715-capacity dancing hub.
When the music beats kick in, Lio London’s stage will disappear into the ground and the DJ booth will come to life.
In many ways, Café de Paris is one of London’s most emblematic landmarks. Since opening its fabled doors in the 1920s, the nightlife temple has been defining the city’s night-time magnetism, style, and elegant mischief.
Many of its heritage elements – such as the double-sided staircase wrapped around the mezzanine level – will seamlessly mesh with fresh decor additions like hand-painted doors with large-scale designs.