London is full of amazing bars and pubs, serving you a fantastic glass of wine or the most extravagant cocktail. Having said this – there are many places that truly are not worth the visit, but luckily you have me – the self proclaimed champagneaholic. Here is a list of where to get your drink on in London.
Sketch is a wonderful place. Boasting two restaurants and three bars, it is truly an enchanting haven of design. Take in the fairytale like essence of the Glade Bar or stop by the Parlour for afternoon tea or a late night drink. Or surround yourself by plush shades of pink and pop to the fabulous egg toilets.
What to drink: “Let’s talk about passion”
Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG
Chiltern Firehouse is a celebrity hot spot in the charming neighbourhood of Marylebone. Formerly a fire station, it has now been turned into a hotel with a restaurant and several bars. The elegant and opulent feeling of the Firehouse is unmatchable. The setting, music and design takes you back to the 1920’s and straight into a Fitzgerald novel. Who have I seen there? Amongst others: Brooklyn Beckham, Raf Simmons, Stella McCartney and Chris Pine.
What to drink: Enjoy a lovely glass of red or a Tequila Sour
Address: 1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA
28/50 is a wonderful wine bar and restaurant with three locations around London. My favourites is the Marylebone and Mayfair branch. The Marylebone one is more of a wine bar, whereas the Mayfair branch is more similar to a restaurant. They have a great list of wines, ranging from more student friendly options to rather expensive bottles.
What to drink: Indulge in a glass of champagne
Address: 15-17 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2NE (Marylebone)
17-19 Maddox St, London W1S 2QH (Mayfair)
Sager + Wilde Hackney Road
Sager + Wilde have two locations, both in East London. Although the restaurant in Bethnal Green is beautiful during summer, the Hackney Road is always enchanting. Tucked away on a corner on Hackney Road, they offer stunning wines in an incredible setting. Amazing red brick walls and wooden floors, it is a delight to sit here during winter with a gorgeous glass of wine. Must have if you’re there: their cheese toasties. To die for.
What to drink: Test your wine limits and explore your palette
Address: 193 Hackney Rd, London E2 8JL
Ace Hotel Shoreditch
Ace Hotel in Shoreditch is my obsession in East London. Everything from the interior, music, drinks to staff is incredible. In the middle of hipster land, this hotel offers anything for any and everyone. You’re likely to see everything from someone working on their computers, out with friends or on business drinks.
What to drink: Their Mojito is insane!
Address: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
The Culpeper is the type of pub that I enjoy. Great drinks, fantastic decor and located in East London it will guarantee you the feel of a nice, perhaps a bit fancy pub.
What to drink: If you like beer go for it, if not then they have great wines and cocktails.
Address: 40 Commercial St, London E1 6LP
Sushi Samba is located on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower. The Heron Tower is located in the financial district of London and boasts many tall buildings. The views from Sushi Samba are absolutely incredible and they are best enjoyed on their terrace with the beautiful orange tree. Be aware: make sure to look good for this outing as the doormen have turned people away for wearing sneakers.
What to drink: Cocktails, wine, champagne, beers? You name it – they’ll have it. Amazing cosmo’s though, if you like them.
Address: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, 39th Floor, London EC2N 4AY
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