Bars in London to Visit 2014
From the cosy waterhole with that perfect sinking chair to the theatrical performance of experimental mixology, bars in London have something to cater for every desire and to suit every occasion. Here are some of the most breath-taking, relaxing and downright essential London Bars to visit in 2014
Starting off with one of the finest examples of mixology gone mad, Purl is Mayfair’s unique theatrical stage. With a distinctly speak-easy vibe, a casual air of 1920’s glamour and a smattering of secret magic – this bar is one that has to be seen to be believed.
With locations from Oxford Street to Shoreditch and many more inbetween the London Cocktail Club guys know exactly what they are doing. Choose from different themed bars with styles varying from punk gin palaces to a gangster paradise, and settle down for some of the most carefully crafted cocktails in the city – the service here is always exceptional.
While you could consider this a sensationalist addition to the this list, the premise behind White Lyan gets to the very root of fine cocktail creation. Many may know the White Lyan as ‘the bar with no ice’ but this is no gimmick, the reasoning behind this bold move is sound. Ice dilutes the alcohol, changing the flavour, the same can be said with lime and lemon, which are also found nowhere in the White Lyan. The reason this venture may well become an incredible success is this relentless dedication to flavour. Any bar that goes to the effort of creating its own spirits, cordials and syrups gets my vote – furthermore, this could possibly be the future of cocktail creation.
A self described ‘multi-sensory pleasure palace’, House of Wolf brings to Islington a touch of Victorian class with a dashing of necessary overindulgence. This three story wonderland is like falling backwards through a terrifying Charles Dickens story. Visit the apothecary room to be willingly sedated by the bubbling potions or dine on the delicious food menu.
With the looks of model Kelly Brook and the entrepreneurial expertise of Nick House this duo have taken over the Old Bank of New York and created a mega-venue where quality and creativity are the name of the game. Choose from the best premium spirits and sip your divine drinks from fire buckets and dead mans boots – the true American dream of cocktail creation is waiting for you here.