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Bars + Pubs

The best bars, pubs and cool drinking spots in London.

Drinking At: Lyaness Cocktail Bar at Sea Containers

Lyaness, the cocktail bar at Sea Containers, had some big boots to fill. Its predecessor, Dandelyan, was named The Best Bar in the World – so it came as a surprise when the man behind it, Ryan Chetiyawardana announced he’d be closing it and replacing it with a new bar and a new concept… Lyaness. …

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The Churchill Arms: Kensington’s Brilliant Bedecked Floral Pub

Peeking out from layers of foliage, The Churchill Arms is a testament to the fact that London really loves to show its bonkers side from time to time.  But why is this pub covered in flowers and dedicated to Winston Churchill? And more importantly, is it one of the best pubs in Kensington? All will …

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Drinking At: 12th Knot – The Rooftop Bar at Sea Containers London

12th Knot might not be quite as famous as Lyaness downstairs, but Sea Containers’ upstairs bar is no second-placer. Offering iconic views over the Thames and rather perfect drinks, it’s a stellar cocktail bar that you need to visit. If you haven’t visited, our 12th Knot review tells you exactly why you should… 12th Knot: …

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Blame Gloria Covent Garden Review: Time to Party like it’s 19-Retro-Nine

Oh Gloria, you absolute scandal. With your crazy parties and your oh so tasty cocktails, you’ve fast established yourself a firm place on Covent Garden’s late-night scene. Who’s Gloria, we hear you ask? Allow us to explain…  Gloria was the bad girl of the seventies and eighties party scene. She partied with Jimi Hendrix, danced …

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