No whines about Dandelyan at the Mondrian. – After a thoroughly enjoyable and educational Nikka whiskey club tasting at Vinopolis I decided to wend my slightly wobbly way along the Southbank towards Waterloo. As I passed the newly refurbished Sea Containers House my eyes were drawn to a beautifully stylish bar basking in full view […]

Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Best Cool Bar London Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town To be honest we could almost give this bar the award just for its name. But if you’re looking for one of the best cool bars in London, what could be cooler than one that’s hidden behind a fridge door? That’s where you’ll find the Mayor […]

The Toy Shop

The Toy Shop It’s worth the trip to Putney to visit this outpost of outrageously juvenile fun, one of the best cool bars London. Dedicated to a more carefree age – and we’re talking ages 5-15 not the 1960’s, The Toy Shop is an homage to happy childhood days, with a party atmosphere that even extends […]

McQueen Bar

McQueen Bar As bars go, we often equate quirky with cool. But sometimes cool is just cool. Take Steve McQueen for example. There was just something about the guy that was effortlessly admirable. And a bar named and themed after him has just got to be cool too – even if it only by a […]

Drink Shop Do

Drink Shop Do We couldn’t say it better than they say it themselves… “Café by day, bar by night, fun things to do.” It’s a simple recipe, but hey, it works so well. And in gorgeously kitsch retro surroundings. So, hats off to Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap who first opened Drink, Shop Do as […]

Callooh Callay Bar

Callooh Callay “And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’ He chortled in his joy” Callooh Callay, named after a phrase from Lewis Carrol’s nonsense poem The Jabberwocky, has been making perfect sense since it opened back in 2008. So much so that it makes […]

Central Station

Central Station An inclusive, inspired, innovative institution on the London gay scene. Central Station is not loud, brash or in your face, but it is fun, friendly and forever ready to welcome everyone who just wants to have a good time in good surroundings. That’s why Central Station is one of our best gay bars […]

Zetter Townhouse

Zetter Townhouse Making your date feel comfortable is an essential pre-requisite of a romantic night out. Making them feel special also helps. Making them feel like they’re in an episode of a period English drama – all Georgian architecture, perfect proportions and delightful décor – might just seal the deal. That’s what you get in […]

Adventure Bar

Adventure Bar  Some bars are just too full of themselves… too cool, or just too pretentious to have a really good time. This is not one of them. This is a bar where they know how to party – and that’s just the staff. But you know what? It’s those fun loving staff that really […]

Grand Union Farringdon

Grand Union Farringdon One in a group of eight fun loving London bars, Grand Union Farringdon is one of the most central and lays claim to be the jewel in the crown of the chain. And who are we to disagree? The place looks opulent and sophisticated. Grand gilded frames adorn the paintings that dot […]