The Front Room in Fulham and Chelsea, London is to have a rival in the Living Room.

Living Ventures, which runs The Living Room bars in Manchester and Liverpool, is to open its first London outlet in Islington and is close to finding more in Leeds and Nottingham.

The company, which is run by the creators of the Via Vita and Life bar concepts, is also developing a new format, Mosquito, which is due to open underneath The Living Room in Liverpool.