There is no doubts that London’s evenings are recognized by their bars and pubs, full of animated people, that can’t go back home, after work, with out passing by their favourite bar. Based in design taste and ranging from mid to high prices. We let you with a selection of the best trendy bars that you can’t miss during Clerkenwell Design Week 2013.
One of the most epic, soaring, dramatic, and magnificent bar is the Booking Office. As part of the architect George Gilbert Scott’s 1873 Midland Grand Hotel, it was designed to instil in passengers a sense of awe of the power and wonder of the railways. These days, it serves as an awe-inspiring bar, and its refit has made the most of the Victorian splendour while introducing the comfort expected in a five-star hotel.
Perfectly groomed hostesses greet arrivals to this basement den. With a lively atmosphere, here you have to try a Lychee Mojito, which fuses Havana Club Añejo Blanco, lime juice, lychees and mint, or a martini made with Hendrick’s gin and cucumber garnish. Crazy Bear charges luxury-hotel prices but misses out the free luxury-hotel nibbles, and ordering two rounds of drinks with small-plate eats (dim sum, spring rolls and the like) can make for an expensive hour.
Bittersweet Cocktail Bar and Members’ Club is the latest addition to Soho’s vibrant night scene. It is a cocktail bar and club steeped in tradition, located on the site of the iconic Kingly Club. Is the London’s newest and coolest cocktail bar, where you will find fun, stylish and glamorous night.
Giant Robot pulls off the neat and unusual trick of feeling both industrial and cosy, and the split-personality nature of the decor extends to the food and drinks. Here you can dine or just drink from a fine, American-themed cocktail list and the later it gets, the more the drinks come to the fore. A welcome and successful reinvention.
With a picturesque essence in every corner and a vintage look the Lounge Lover bar have brilliant cocktails, that involve deft mixes such as Citadelle raspberry vodka with white cranberry and grape juice and fig liqueur and lemon oil with prosecco.
Very friendly this bar offers from Djs entertainment to quiz funny nights. You don’t expect to find a bar like Lost Angel along this sorry-looking stretch of the Battersea Park Road, but there is a precedent: this building was once home to Dusk, which brought a little glamour to the street. The frontage now reads ‘Bar, Restaurant, Boozer’, more a sign of true versatility than of an incipient identity crisis. There’s also a nice little garden.
This Czech/Soviet inspired secret bar in London is only, once inside, Lounge Bohemia, you will discover why they can afford to be so secret as the cocktails are top notch and the atmosphere buzzing. No bar in London served great cocktails and had the right atmosphere to talk as well as listen to those he was with.
Belle & Company
Belle&Co takes its design and inspiration from the Belle Époque era (1890-1914), when peace and prosperity in Paris and London allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gained recognition.