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The Cauldron: Why You Need to Visit the Harry Potter Cocktail 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 and its back open! I’d heard rumours …

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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. Editor’s Note: Nine Lives have added an outdoors terrace for alfresco drinks since this review was written last year. The area around London Bridge is a bit of a mishmash when it …

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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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Nightjar London: The Shoreditch 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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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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12 Cool Bars in Farringdon & Clerkenwell for Cocktails, Wine and Late-Night Jaunts

Neighbouring areas Clerkenwell and Farringdon aren’t short on watering holes to quench your thirst and empty your pocket – but not all bars are created equal. Looking for the best Clerkenwell and Farringdon bars to ease you into the evening? Look no further. Farringdon (and its close neighbour Clerkenwell) is one of my favourite London …

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The Best Shoreditch Pubs: Old School Boozers and Cool Drinking Holes For a Cheeky Drink

Shoreditch is full of trendy drinking holes – including some absolutely brilliant pubs. Looking for the best Shoreditch pubs for a cosy chat? Here are the ones you should head to. Yeah yeah, Shoreditch is trendy AF and can sometimes feel a bit too try hard but that doesn’t detract from the fact it’s home …

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Oriole – The Bar That’s Singlehandedly Redefining London’s Speakeasy Scene

Oriole is Farringdon’s secret cocktail gem. Planning a visit? Here’s what you need to know before you go. Oriole has fast become one of my favourite cocktail bars in Farringdon. Scrap that, it’s one of my favourite drinking spots in London. London has a lot of cocktail bars – we all know that. So much …

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