Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett on his new late-night London venue

Ben Homewood

It’s mid-afternoon on a chilly Wednesday in October and Ben Lovett is stood between a van and the brick wall of a railway arch, finishing a cigarette.

The Mumford & Sons keyboardist is outside his newly-built venue, Omeara, near London Bridge, a week before it’s due to open. “There’s still some work going on, but hopefully you’ll get the idea…” he says, as we head in through the stage door.

Upstairs are sizeable dressing rooms, toilets and a generous communal ...

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