Last chance saloon - The Double Club closes this weekend

We were initially baffled by The Double Club, Fondazione Prada’s temporary restaurant/ bar/club in London’s Angel. However, artist Carsten Höller’s concept – that every element, including food, drink, architecture and music, be 50% Western and 50% Congolese – made sense as soon as we walked through the door (though the £12 price tag for a bottle of imported beer still caused us a sharp intake of breath).

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We’ve been back since to eat in the excellent restaurant, but the opportunities for further visits are limited because the Club shuts this Saturday. Only ever conceived as a pop-up venture time has been called at the peak of the Club’s popularity, a great way for it to go out. If you can get there tonight you’ll catch a DJ set from Dirty Sound System, and on Saturday there’s a live performance by Congolese singer and sapeur Gordon Masiala. www.thedoubleclub.co.uk

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Photographs by Attilio Maranzano