Extraordinary Bars in London

For sure, there are countless amazing bars in London and a blog post about every single one of them would be endless. It would take days to  make a list and while listing, hundreds of new cool bars would open their doors. Therefore, I just want to introduce some extraordinary spots which I personally love. 

1. Cahoots

Extraordinary because: After asking for the Captain, a wooden staircase leads you to the old air-raid shelter.  Once you´re in, it´s 194 and you are in a retro tube station. All employees play their roles in their fancy dresses perfectly. Unfortunately, after two hours you have to leave post war London. The extraordinary cocktails are served with popkorn and water while listining to some 40th music. If possible make a reservation! Otherwise be prepared to wait a while.

Drinks:

Many extraordinary cocktails approx. 10-15£ 

 

Address:

13 Kingly Court, Carnaby

 

Closest Tube Station

Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus 

 

Monday - Wednesday 5 p.m. - 01 a.m.

Thursday 4 p.m. - 02 a.m

Friday 4 p.m. - 03 a.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. - 03 a.m.

Sunday 3 p.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Website

cahoots-london.com


2. Barrio Shoreditch

Extraordinary because: The bar has different, colorful themed rooms. For example, you can sit in a retro caravan with a view at the La Boca district in Buenos Aires enjoying a cocktail. Additionally to the one in Shoreditch there are more Barrio Bars in Soho, Angel and Brixton.

Drinks

Different Cocktails approx. 9£, Pint of Beer from 5.40£, Glass of Wine from 5.40£

 

Address:

141-143 Shoreditch High St.

 

Closest Tube Station:

Old Street, Shoreditch High Street (Overground), Liverpool Street

 

Opening Hours:

Monday 4 p.m. - 12a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Thurday and Friday 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

 

Website

barriobars.com/shoreditch


3. Archer Street

Extraordinary because: Singing waiters who suddenly jump on the table to start an amazing live performance. You better dress up a little, otherwise you won´t get in.

Drinks:

Different Cocktails 12,50-14£ 

 

Address:

3-4 Archer St, Soho

 

Closest Tube Station:

Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square 

 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Friday - Saturday 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.

 

Website

archerstreet.co.uk


4. Madison

Extraordinary because: On the roof of the shopping mall "One New Change" is a bar / restaurant called Madison. You will have a fantastic view over the St. Pauls Cathedral, no matter if you sit outside or inside.

Drinks:

Cocktails 11-12,50£; Glass of Wine from 6,50£; Bottle of Beer from 5,50£

 

Address: 1 New Change

 

Closest Tube Station:

St. Pauls, Mansion House, Bank

 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to late

Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 01 a.m

Sunday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Website

madisonlondon.net


5. Zeitgeist @ the Jolly Gardeners

Extraordinary because: The JOLLY used to be one of Charlie Chaplins local pubs. Moreover movie scene of Snatch and Calcium Kid were filmed here. Today London´s first German Gastro-Pub is known under the name "Zeitgeist". Additionally to many German Beers and liquors, German food like Leberkäse, Schnitzel, Schweinebraten, Haxn, Sauerkraut and Currywurst is served. On Saturdays football matches of the German "Bundesliga" are shown.

Drinks:

Huge selection of German beers; Pint from 4,70£

 

Address:

The Jolly Gardeners, 49-51 Black Prince Rd, Lambeth

 

Closest Tube Station

Kennington, Lambeth North

 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday - Monday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

 

Website

zeitgeist-london.com/gastropub


6. Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

Extraordinary because: It is one of the oldest Pubs in London. Famous writers like Charles Dickens & Mark Twain liked to spend some time here. Not very surprising because as soon as you´re in you feel the cosy atmosphere.

Drinks:

Beer, Wine from 3,95£ 

 

Address

145 Fleet St.

 

Closest Tube Station:

Blackfriars, St Pauls or Chancery Lane

 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 11.30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.


7. Gordons Wine Bar

Extraordinary because: The oldest wine bar in London offers a great selection of wine in a cosy cellar vault. White Wines, red Wines, Rosé Wines, Sparkling Wines, Champagne, Fortified Wines, Organic Wines or Vegan Wines -  there's something here for every wine lover. 

Drinks: Great selection of Wines; Glass of Wine from 5,50£

Address: 47 Villiers St.

Closest Tube Station: Embankment, Charing Cross

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. 


8. Ballie Ballerson

Extraordinary becauseIts an adult playground with one million balls, retro sweetie cocktails and a ball waterfall. During weekdays you may get some tickets for free but on the weekend at night tickets cost approx. 15 GBP.

Drinks:

Cocktails with retro sweets approx. 8-11£

 

Address:

97 - 113 Curtain Road, Shoreditch

 

Closest Tube Station:

Old Street, Shoreditch High Street (Overground)

 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday 6pm - 10pm

Wednesday - Thursday 6pm - 12am

Friday 6pm - 2am

Sat 4pm - 2am

 

Website

BalliBallerson.com



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