“We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks” sang Bonnie Tyler – A powder keg referring to a barrel of gunpowder of course, just to drag out the Guy Fawkes theme. A friend introduced me to Powder Keg London last week – a South London bar that’s well worth a visit if only to soak up the fabulous decor. Dark but atmospheric colonial style surroundings include a wrought iron conservatory that houses the restaurant, animal heads protruding from paintings and a giant map on the ceiling, you’ll also find repurposed light fittings made from gramophone horns and a wall sculpture made of old doors.
Author: Antonia Edwards
Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017). View all posts by Antonia Edwards