Once a bustling station for busy commuters, Kingly Court Ticket Hall now contains comfy chairs and ornate lamp shades that have been dragged in by the Scoundrels to spruce up the place, making it perfect for seated or standing parties. The Ticket Hall pays tribute to what previously lay there, with a giant station clock, telephone booths, old split-flap timetables and fading train maps peeling off the wall. For those of you after a right raucous knees-up, the station’s old announcement megaphones now boom out electro-swing! And at the back, what was once Kingly Court Station’s bustling grocers, is now Joe Kingly’s Five Finger Discount Store, “You Grift It, We Shift It!”, stocked to the gills full of riffraff and knick-knacks.
Hidden beneath the Ticket Hall sits the Control Room – an out-of-bounds private space in the station’s epicentre. Enter Soho’s new worst kept secret to find an industrial maze of switches, dials and flashing lights in the depths of the underground. Perfect for small subterranean shindigs or late-night raucous parties, descend the ‘out-of-bounds’ staircase and enjoy bootlegged hooch amongst switchboards, spinning cogs, voltage gauges and danger-marked levers.