Powder Keg Diplomacy

“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 Diplomacy 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 light fittings made from gramophone horns and a wall sculpture made of old doors – right up my street!

Images via Powder Keg Diplomacy

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).

One Reply to “Powder Keg Diplomacy”

  1. Truly stunning place. Would enjoy visiting. I checked the website and the fold-open front door panels are a nice touch.

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