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

The Cauldron: Why You Need to Visit the Harry Potter Bar Making London Magical

There’s a Harry Potter cocktail bar in London where even us mere muggles can whip up all manner of magical (and more importantly, drinkable) potions and it’s awesome. Welcome to The Cauldron. Code red people. There’s a Harry Potter themed bar in London and you need to visit! I’d heard rumours about The Cauldron, London’s …

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Nine Lives Bar, London Bridge: A Cool Neighbourhood Drinking Spot Serving Stellar Cocktails

Hidden down a quiet street in Bermondsey, Nine Lives is the subterranean cocktail bar making big waves on London’s drinking scene. Here’s why. The area around London Bridge is a bit of a mishmash when it comes to places to drink – but put any preconceptions you have aside before you go to Nine Lives. …

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Callooh Callay: The Alice in Wonderland Themed Bar in the Heart of Shoreditch

One of the mainstays of the Shoreditch drinking scene, Callooh Callay is the pandora’s box of bars with not one but three bars (The Front Bar, Back Bar and members-only Jubjub Bar) housed on its premises. It’s as quirky as you’d expect a bar named after a nonsense phrase taken from the Jabberwocky poem in …

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Swift Bar Soho: Two Bars Under One Roof = One Cocktail Lover’s Dream

Swift Bar is the drinking spot that Soho needed – an elegant and refined bar that is equally suited to popping in for a quick drink or a long evening’s catch up with a group of friends. It opened in 2016 and has been garnering praise and acclaim from the moment it served its first …

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Happiness Forgets: The Characterful Underground Drinking Den on Hoxton Square

Happiness Forgets does away with the pomp and circumstance of many bars – instead focusing on serving up blindingly good cocktails – and it works. Never been? Here’s why you’ll love it. Cocktail bars in Shoreditch and Hoxton come and go at a rapid rate – what was the toast of the town yesterday can …

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Nightjar Shoreditch: The London Speakeasy Serving Up Cocktails and Jazz

Nightjar constantly tops the lists of the best bars in London and has the price tag to match. But is it worth the hype? Nightjar – legend precedes this Shoreditch drinking spot. It’s frequently named as one of the best bars in Shoreditch and even muscles its way onto many a list of the best …

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Rules Cocktail Bar: The Secret Covent Garden Gem You’ve Been Waiting to Discover

Walk up the stairs from London’s oldest restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden and you will find one of the best-kept secrets in town. Expertly-made drinks in a beautiful setting: the bar at Rules is one of the city’s best cocktail bars. Rules is one of the stalwarts of London’s dining scene – unsurprising …

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Disrepute Soho: The Glamorous Cocktail Bar You Need to Visit

Disrepute is the grande belle of the Soho cocktail scene. Serving remarkable cocktails in a gorgeous setting, here’s what you need to know. They say that you judge a person within seven seconds of meeting them. You take in their attitude, attire and mannerisms in a few blinks and decide whether they fit the bill. …

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13 Forest Hill Pubs For Cracking Pints and Cosy Vibes

Looking for the best pubs in Forest Hill? These are the top boozers you need to visit for a great pint.  Tucked away in Lewisham, Forest Hill is a leafy London suburb known for its cool cafes, beautiful parks, and cosy pubs. Whether you’re looking for a traditional boozer and a classic pint or fancy …

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15 Best Pubs in Farringdon & Clerkenwell For Cosy Chats and Proper Pints

Looking for a cosy pub to sink a few pints in? Farringdon and Clerkenwell are brimming with history… and more than their fair share of great pubs. Here’s your guide to the best pubs in Farringdon and Clerkenwell. Sure, cocktail bars are nice – but sometimes you can’t beat a really good pub. Luckily, the …

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