In a first of its kind, the venue will provide a social venue for the deaf in a club-style environment. Though ease and comfort for deaf people is the priority, the Deaf Lounge in Seven Sisters also welcomes hearing people.
Paul Cripps, 31, who co-owns it with non-deaf Domani Peir, came up with the concept after years of negative experiences in bars and clubs.
Mr Cripps, from Edmonton, has been deaf since birth. He said: “I’ve had problems ordering drinks, talking to fellow clubbers and sometimes even getting into clubs.