Hidden Gems of London: Speakeasies part 2

By Anna Zilli · Jun 15, 2021

Hidden Gems of London: a guide to the most secret speakeasies

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Did you miss us? In case you did, don't worry, in this article, we will reveal to you more hidden bars in London, so let's get started. 

Nightjar

Suggested by one of our founders, James, Nightjar bar is the ideal place to experiment with new flavours and enjoy original and refined cocktails, which are complemented by the great bar classics. A particular feature of the menu is the subdivision of the list of drinks available in historical eras (pre-Prohibition, post-war, etc.), creating a real space-time path based on the discovery of the original Nightjar recipes and the most sought-after historical liqueurs. The kitchen menu is mainly composed of tapas, Spanish meats, and cheeses, as well as snacks of various kinds.

Located in the heart of Central London, near Old Street, this venue offers live music from Wednesday to Sunday, favouring genres such as jazz, funky, blues, and soul.

Address: 129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB

 

The Victorian Bath House 

 

The particular speakeasy is housed in the underground steam room of a traditional Victorian-style Turkish bath. The strangeness of the place is already perceived from the outside. In fact, the Ottoman-style building is between two office buildings, making the Bathhouse even more impressive. The exterior architecture and design of this bar are so strange that it almost looks like a movie set rather than a real venue.

Once down the stairs, you come to two bars with an abundance of velvet, Corinthian-style columns and a DJ station that looks like a cage. 

Address: 8 Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M 3TJ


Evans and Peel Detective Agency

This is not, as the name implies, a detective agency but a bar. 

This bar works almost only by appointment (if you want here is the link http://www.evansandpeel.com/).

If there are empty seats, they will let you in if you try the door, but they do not accept standing customers, if there are no empty tables do not enter, it is always worthwhile to have an appointment.

To enter this secret bar, you will have to make your appointment with a detective at the door who will lead you to the bar. When you order a drink, it will arrive wrapped in paper bags to prevent anyone from seeing it, the whole bar has the atmosphere of the 1920s. This is definitely a must-try experience.

Address: 310c Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9BA


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