Inspired by Victorian quack doctor James Morison who in 1828 opened the ‘’British college of health’’ just a few doors from here. Doc Morison was quite an adventurer. Born 1770 Scotland, he studied in Aberdeen and Germany, established himself as a merchant on the Baltic in Riga, invested in the west indies before moving to Bordeaux in 1815. A few years later, he come to London calming to have found a universal vegetable cure for all ailments based on botanical compounds he prepared in pill forms and swallowed with lemonade.
Today at hokus pokus we prefer our botanicals to be distilled, served with a large lump of ice or sipped at room temperature. While we make no claims of health benefits, we are confident that our potions and elixirs might do wonders to your mood, whatever the weather.
An underground alchemy lab anchored by its kings cross heritage and location with an audacious blend of 19th century apothecary and retro-futuristic steampunk engine room, inspired by Victorian science, quack medicine, alchemy books and esoteric literature.