The Phoenix in Cavendish Square - Our Story

Eclectic and discerning music venue for those that know

A stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, The Phoenix sits on her perch at the edge of Cavendish Square - in the middle of London, in the middle of the world. Leading a double life, the bird splits it’s personality across two floors of magic.

The ground floor typifies everything you’ve come to expect from a London boozer, with an atmospheric bustle and eclectic range of genres pouring out of the sound system. At the bar there's seasonal rotating Craft & Real Ales from both local London Breweries and imports from around the world, interesting Wines and some dead fancy spirits & long drinks. The 'Lunch & Supper Counter' now provide the chow, which includes solid favourites Burgers and Spatchcock and Fried Chicken amongst other offerings.

Then there’s the basement down below where the magic happens. A stalwart of West End nightlife, the Phoenix has history deeply rooted in the Mod revivalist movement of the late seventies and  eighties - hosting  regular dance events with DJs Toski and a young Ian Jackson amongst others . That spirit lives on, with the famous solid oak wooden dancefloor still taking regular poundings from club nights such as Ian Watson's  'How Does it Feel To Be Loved' and 'Great Big Kiss', Rob Bailey's  'Phoenix Got Soul' and Beardy Rob & Karen's  'Heavy Load'.

The space is as versatile as the events are diverse;  Live Comedy, Live Music, Panel Shows, Spoken Word.and more, with institutions such as 'Old Rope' Comedy Club, 'Cringe',  'Liars' League', the 'Phoenix Fringe Festival' and the home of misery, 'Feeling Gloomy'.

The Phoenix: everybody's favourite central London local. 

Check out our previous guests

We are proud of our history & heritage, some of our old friends are below:

The home of 'Old Rope' Comedy Club, 'Cringe',  'Liars' League', the 'Phoenix Fringe Festival' and the home of misery - 'Feeling Gloomy'.