When The Talented Mr Fox (AKA Matt Whiley) opens a new bar in your ‘hood, you pay attention. With Peg + Patriot (Bethnal Green) and Talented Mr Fox (now closed) rating among my absolute fave watering holes in all London,
The oh-so-iconic Battersea Power Station is probably my favourite building in all of London. Currently undergoing extensive remodelling, us architecture-obsessed Londoners wait with baited breath to see how it all turns out… but thankfully there are commercial hotspots opening up
Experimental Group have a knack for producing fabulous hospitality establishments: What started as a hidden cocktail bar in London’s Chinatown has matured into something of an empire, with a handful of bars in London (including cocktail bar Joyeux Bordel out east and
The ultimate date spot in the City, Black Rock is a clandestine subterranean bar specialising in whisky. The centrepiece in the bar is an 18ft tree trunk, chopped in half but with the bark intact. No, it isn’t just there
Pop into Bar Termini at noon or night for an authentic Italian experience. Coffee and pastries from 10am, or cocktails and cold cuts till late, with a blurred line of both caffeine and aperitifs somewhere in between! In typical Italian
People flock to Richmond for the wide expanses of the Park, walks along the river, or browsing the shops. But when you’re done with all that and getting hungry, up until very recently there hasn’t been much worth writing home
In a prime location on Curtain Road, Joyeux Bordel is another of those cocktail bars that goes under the radar unless you’re really looking out for it, being totally nondescript from the road. Why visit Joyeux Bordel? Once downstairs, beneath
The phrase “members’ club” conjures up all sorts of assumptions – namely huge membership fees and snooty clientele. But what if I told you that this underground gem near King’s Cross was a members’ club, but wasn’t expensive or stuck-up?
On occasion, a bar hidden behind a bookcase is just what you need – when you need to really impress on a date, for example, or when you want to dodge the hoards in favour of somewhere a little more
When a defunct meat packing factory on Whitby Street became available in 2003, the owners of Les Trois Garcons jumped on it and turned it into a cocktail bar decorated with a crazy mish-mash of curiosities, anatomical diagrams and glittering
I’m not a huge fan of Chinese cuisine, so my main prerogative for venturing into Chinatown are the cocktail bars. One in particular, in fact. Hidden away so as not to be obvious at first glance, Opium Cocktail & Dim
I became familiar with the ‘Social’ restaurants about a year ago, after a super luxe lunch at Pollen Street Social. So when Social Eating House opened it’s doors in Soho last year, with a hot-tipped speakeasy upstairs, I got excited.