Autumn has now begun, meaning it is a new season of weather, food favorites and fashion. We have gathered a selection of some of the most fashionable bars to check out in London right now and there is something for everyone. Whether you want that perfect Instagram picture, an air of sophistication or want to revert back to your inner child and enter into a storybook land well-known by the world. We have you covered.
125-127 Westbourne Park Road, London, England, W2 5QL
Nearest Tube: Westbourne Park
Opening hours: Various dates and times (see programme)
Get ready to get lost in Wonderland and experience tea-time with a difference. Set in London’s iconic Notting Hill, each ticket offers an immersive 1.5 hour long cocktail experience, all hosted by the Mad Hatter herself alongside some of her equally mad friends. Then, when it is all over why not visit the Cheshire Cat Bar where you can stay in the secret wonderland for a little while longer. Trust us this is one rabbit hole you will be happy you fell down. Book your tickets for only £40 here.
Image: Dalloway Terrace
16-22 Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury, London. WC1B 3NN
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Opening hours: Breakfast: 8am-11am, Lunch: 11am-5pm, Dinner: 5pm-10.30pm, Afternoon Tea: 12pm-4pm
If you are looking for a quintessentially English space, the Dalloway Terrace offers exactly that. Its elegant and floral backdrop is the perfect setting for the most Instagramable afternoon tea and if you want more to try, you are in luck as they have just updated their food menu. From Burrata to wild mushroom risotto, they even have a wine paired to each dessert. Why not indulge and treat yourself and a friend to a meal of sophistication.
Image: Wine and Charcuterie
Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 7AA
Nearest Tube: Clapham Common
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 6pm-11.30pm, Thursday: 5pm-11.30pm, Friday to Saturday: 5pm-12.30am, Sunday 5pm-10.30pm
We can guarantee you have never had a sit down meal in a water closet before. Well that can now change. The WC is a tiny hidden gem, located underneath Clapham Common tube station, where you can try a range of cheese and charcuterie boards, all washed down with specially selected wines. There are only 3 booths that you can pre-book but they welcome walk-ins too and if you want to experience dinner with a show, pop down on a Sunday evening between 8pm-10pm to listen to some live music.
Image: Vinery London
Benk + Bo, 4-6 Gravel Lane, E1 7AW, London
Nearest Tube: Aldgate
Opening hours: Various times
You drink the wine and then pay what you think is fair…it is as simple as that. This pop-up is the city’s only ‘honesty’ wine bar, and Vinery is putting its trust in people once again. Your £7.50 ticket allows you entry and an empty wine glass. You can top up your wine glass till you heart or you head is content and then at the end of the night give an amount you think reflect how much you have had. You can sample wines from a range of regions and the more people have, the more generous they become…..bottoms up! Find out more and book tickets from their Instagram page.
Image: The Blind Tiger
The Blind Tiger
187 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8ZB
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus
Opening hours: 10pm to Midnight
If like a tiger you are most awake at night time, then the blind tiger needs to be your new watering hole. This Indian style speakeasy is the latest bar to grace the streets of Soho, but you will have to find it first to actually enjoy it. Be transported, as you dive into small plates all whilst enjoying their exciting cocktails. We hear the cardamom spiced expresso martini is superb or the ‘monsoon Julep’ for those with a sweet tooth. Either way both, will complement the hip-hop playlist playing in this late night spot.
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