A STUDY IN SHISHA—WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHISHA LOUNGE
For more than a hundred years, Sherlock Holmes and his loyal companion Doctor Watson have served as one of the great examples of Edwardian English literature and, indeed, stand as the pinnacle of detective fiction. In their time, they explored and solved cases in every imaginable setting for them time, from the heights of London society to the lush rural countryside. Interestingly enough, this would include the Victorian equivalent of a shisha lounge. Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous user of opium and other such drugs in Victorian literature, and with that use came some time spent by The Great Detective in “opium dens.” Swap out the opium for some hookah and update the music and lighting and you have the perfect recipe for the modern shisha lounge today.
So, if you’re in the mood for Smokey Grill & Lounge in Finchley and a relaxing night out on the town, what should you look for in a high-quality shisha lounge? Here are a few guidelines.