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The Escapologist Covent Garden: Cheeky Cocktails in a Subterranean Bar

The Escapologist is a fun cocktail bar in Seven Dials – big on personality yet wallet-friendly enough to make it a viable option for a casual drink. Quirky might well be The Escapologist’s middle name. After all, how many cocktail bars do you find that have been named after a Victorian vagabond who escaped a …

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CellarDoor: Cocktails and Burlesque in a Transformed London Loo

CellarDoor is one of London’s quirkiest bars – a secret hideout tucked away in what used to be a public lavatory. Swing by for an appetizing tipple in one of London’s most unusual drinking locations. You’ll need to keep a sharp eye to find it. Surrounded by hotspots in the heart of Theatreland (Somerset House …

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Found Bar Shoreditch: Excellent Cocktails, Zero Pretension

It takes a lot for a cocktail bar to stand out in Shoreditch – yet Found does. This speakeasy, accessed via a discreetly marked doorway next to Casita, is about to become one of your new favourite drinking haunts. This is the kind of bar you have to know to find – take that as …

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Blind Spot London: The Hidden Speakeasy in St Martin’s Lane

An air of exclusivity practically oozes out of Blind Spot, the hidden speakeasy in upmarket St Martin’s Lane hotel. It’s hard to believe that this is only a few paces away from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden – the hushed bar, live jazz and well-balanced cocktails create a pleasant escape …

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Cahoots Soho – Visiting London’s Underground Themed Bar

Cahoots is a 1940s style speakeasy in the setting of an old air-raid shelter styled up to resemble a former underground station. As much attention as it’s received, it does not live up to the hype. Here’s why. Cahoots, Cahoots, you’ve got to go to Cahoots. It came up time after time in the research for …

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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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