New coffee shop will join existing Chelsea and Mayfair premises
Hagen, the Danish espresso bar concept born out of Copenhagen and founded in London, is set to open its doors in South Kensington following a deal taking the former Flight Centre on Old Brompton Road.
Hagen, represented by Colliers, has signed a new 10 year lease on 9 Old Brompton Road, set to be its fourth premises in London, and joining its espresso bars in Chelsea and Mayfair. Taking inspiration from Copenhagen, the brand focuses on creating hygge spaces and serving premium speciality coffee in London’s affluent locations. Located almost directly opposite South Kensington station, Hagen espresso bar will be within walking distance of the Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A.
Tim Schroeder, founder of Hagen, comments: “We’re excited to add such a historic part of London to our venues. We are looking forward to serving our Danish snacks, premium speciality coffee with a dash of hygge - al banco meets al fresco - to locals and commuters. For locals, by locals, as we like to say. Having the Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A as our neighbours is a real bonus, as they are all incredible historic buildings.
“Even though Hagen South Kensington will be brand new, we have taken a more sustainable approach by reusing materials and adding state of the art operational systems to reduce our footprint. The past needs better connection with the future.”
George Collison in the London Restaurants team at Colliers adds: “Hagen is bringing premium speciality coffee to the high streets of London in a very different way. The design, service and ambience are something which hadn’t been done before in London. They have created well established espresso bars in Chelsea and Mayfair and it seems only natural that South Kensington is the next step.”