"Communion Bar" was founded by Jose and Mel Raido - eccentric brothers from Spain. Playing with the convention, they managed to create a place with a unique character. Interior design deriving from religious motifs has been appreciated by critics. The bar stands out with the unique decor but also with fantastic musical events and excellent drinks. Definitely a must-see while visiting London.
Stained glass under the counter of the bar is 4.6 meters long and 0.75 meters high. Stained glass panel is mounted as a single unit without any division. Part of the stained glass is curved - made of small pieces bent with radius of 40 cm.
Stained glass windows were made in two stages. First stage was in 2007 when a cycle of "Angels & Gypsies" panels were executed in the restaurant. Three stained glass windows: "Angels and Gypsy Dances", "The Dancer", "The Gypsy Camp", fills external windows and welcomes the Guests. Fourth stained glass panel "campfire" hangs on the wall in the dining room (as a highlighted decorative picture).
In the second stage, in 2013, the newly developed "Communion Bar" in the basement of the building was filled with 15 illuminated stained-glass windows. Religious themes are visible where one enter to the basement: "Jacob's Ladder", "Trinity" - a set of three stained-glass windows, "The Golden Calf" and a set of nine stained-glass windows - portraits - "Expulsion from Paradise" and "The struggle between Good and Evil." The bar is decorated with "Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea." This stained glass panel fills the space under the counter by mapping its shape - bent in an arc.
Stained glass can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails on the map below: