No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station, London
Plush armchairs, terracotta tiles, gold pendant lighting and giant verdant cacti are offset against the whitewashed floors and pastel pink walls at London neighbourhood bar and restaurant, No.197 Chiswick Fire Station.
Darwin & Wallace (the group responsible for some of London’s most stylish gastropubs; Nº11 Pimlico Road, Nº29 Power Station West) worked in collaboration with design studios Red Deer and Box 9 Design to transform the old fire station into a stylish, contemporary watering hole.
The heritage fire station on Chiswick High Road was completely gutted inside to create a relaxed bar and restaurant for guests to unwind in a sophisticated, yet comfortable space. A trio of arched windows invites light through the entranceway.
As you enter the restaurant and bar, a glossy contemporary interior presents a powerful contrast to the original façade, with the original red brickwork and lettering still intact.
In the centre of the space is a large bar offering guests an extensive menu of adventurous in-house cocktails, as well as all of the classics. The bar is surrounded by sturdy steel-blue barstools, with merlot and blush velour armchairs by The French House scattered around the space, contrasting beautifully against the concrete and exposed brick.
No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station is the perfect meeting place for evening drinks and its large leafy courtyard evokes thoughts of romantic Northern summer afternoons spent unwinding as the light gently fades, with a jug of Pimms for all to share.