The bustling capital of the UK holds thousands of drinking holes. Typically, these range from your local boozer to flashy nightclub. Luckily for us, there are several establishments out there that are looking to offer you more than just blurry memories. They provide unique, trippy and bizarre experiences to leave a lasting impression. You may just want to be an observer, or be fully immersed, London has both. Perfect for making your night out a touch more special. Here are five top locations, where you can have an enhanced drinking experience.
Ready to show off your skating moves? Head to Roller Nation in Tottenham for the largest purpose-built rink in London. Funky disco balls decorate the space. It has a fully stocked bar and diner. There is a disco that has an electrifying light show and live DJ’s. The outdoor space provides a place for revellers to chill out when they need a well-earned break. For the amateurs among us, there are even roller skating experts to keep you rolling through the night. Large groups, a few friends and even families can find the right event for them to have fun.
You can find this drink hole hidden in a Portobello Road basement. It has the e-z-boy vibe of a modest, 60s bachelor pad in California valley. This lounge bar, den and kitchen has one of the finest cocktail selections in West London. Its eccentric and off-beat décor oozes of young Londoner searching to party with the best concoctions around. The exotic-themed location is a must visit for cocktail enthusiasts and gives you something a little different from your average night out.
Styled as a blend of ‘Masonic lodge’ and ‘Victorian Men’s club’, The Escapologist is created in the headquarters of the rebellious secret society which ran Victorian London. The bar is named after notorious vagabond Baron Von Took, whose epic tale of mischief and cunning earned him the nickname ‘The Escapologist’. If you’re ready to party like a 19th century scoundrel, head down Covent Garden for reasonably priced drinks, finger food and a great time.
In this prohibition-like atmosphere, guests receive high end entertainment and dining experiences. The dimly lit venue has a few comfortable booths and a pool of tables for you to sit back and enjoy the show. Up on stage, there is a variety of talent available for your entertainment. On offer from the kitchen and bar are delicious British classics with a comprehensive wine and cocktail list. This City of London speakeasy is open from Thursday till Saturday hosting various different shows, so pick your favourite and book a slot.
This swingers club combines three key elements that are street food, amazing cocktails, and crazy golf. The vibrant and social space contains vendors of London’s greatest street food, alongside a resident crew of skilled mixologists. Perfect for a quick hole at lunchtime or a full-on night out with friends. This casual and fun environment doesn’t hassle you with strict dress codes. They have two locations across London and can even take bookings of up to 20 people, so get your team ready and let’s tee off.