Innovative shisha lounge opens in Ilford... and it’s indoors

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 February 2012 | UPDATED: 10:01 27 February 2012

Amjad Ghaffar takes a puff of the tobacco-free shisha

Amjad Ghaffar takes a puff of the tobacco-free shisha


A pair of entrepreneurial brothers from Seven Kings are pioneering a modern day twist on the classic shisha lounge.

Moe Ahmed, 36, and his brother Amjad, 30, are offering the first healthy, indoor shisha at the newly opened Vapour Lounge, in Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

The electric device is called a Halooka and gives out a vapour that is permissible to be used in a public place, allowing customers to stay out of the cold.

However, the brothers have also kept the more traditional Hookah pipes and offer ice cream, milkshakes and smoothies to customers looking to cool down.

Owners of other fast food businesses, the pair see the lounge as an exciting step in a new direction.

Elder brother Moe said: “No other company in east London is offering the Halooka, which is a product sometimes used by sportsmen and celebrities as it’s a healthier option.

“We have created a great place for people to relax and unwind here.”

The lounge opened in January and offers VIP areas.

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