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68 & Bos­ton

So­phis­ti­cated Soho venue with sep­a­rate cock­tail and wine bars. The ground-floor wine bar boasts many lesser-known re­gions, in­clud­ing Uruguay, and all bot­tles are just £20. Nightly food menu. www. 68 and bos­ 5 Greek St, W1D 4DD. T: 020-7287 3713. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Bar at Bel­lamy’s

Cock­tails and wines served in a chic set­ting, which is dec­o­rated with vin­tage ski posters. www.bel­lamys­restau­ 18/18a Bru­ton Place, W1J 6LY. T: 020-7491 2727. E6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.


A taste of Provence in Lon­don, this chic bar has a grand vaulted cel­lar full of fine French wines and pastis, plus the UK’s only in­door pé­tanque court. www.bara­ 115 Chancery Lane, WC2 1PP. T: 020-7242 8373. D9. Sta­tion: Chancery Lane.

Book­ing Of­fice Bar

The ground floor of the St Pan­cras Re­nais­sance Ho­tel has a 29m-long bar sur­rounded by cav­ernous arched ceil­ings and stone walls dat­ing back to 1873. www.bookingof­fice­ Eus­ton Rd, NW1 2AR. T: 020-7841 3566. C7. Sta­tion: King’s Cross.

Brook­lyn Bowl

This fun mu­sic venue at The O2 boasts a 12-lane bowl­ing al­ley, three bars and a restau­rant serv­ing US favourites. www.brook­lyn­ The O2, Penin­sula Square, SE10 0DX. T: 020-7412 8778. Off map. Sta­tion: North Green­wich.


At ‘Bring Your Own Cock­tail’ pay £25, bring a spirit of your choice and the mixol­o­gist will cre­ate a drink. You’re ad­vised to book in ad­vance. 9-11 Base­ment, Cam­den High St, NW1 7JE. T: 0203441 2424. Off map. Sta­tion: Morn­ing­ton Crescent.

Car­tizze Bar

Time­less lux­ury Bellini and cock­tail des­ti­na­tion with art deco sur­round­ings and ex­cel­lent ser­vice.­tizze­ 4 Lan­cashire Court, W1S 1EY. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

City So­cial

Ja­son Ather­ton of­fers spec­tac­u­lar food and drink sur­rounded by breath­tak­ing views of Lon­don. The ad­join­ing restau­rant is one of the most talked-about in town, and the bar is also im­pres­sive, with its amaz­ing art deco in­te­rior and Pro­hi­bi­tion-in­spired cock­tail list. www.cityso­cial­lon­ Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, EC2N 1HQ. T: 020-7877 7703. D11. Sta­tion: Liver­pool Street.

C.O.L.D Bar (The City of Lon­don Dis­tillery)

A won­der­ful well-stocked, retro-styled cock­tail bar that over­looks the strik­ing cop­per stills of the dis­tillery. Tast­ings, classes and tours – in­clud­ing an Evo­lu­tion of Gin tour – are avail­able. www.cityof lon­dondis­ 22-24 Bride Lane, EC4Y 8DT. T: 020-7936 3446. D9. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

Dirty Mar­tini

With deluxe ban­quettes and a quirky lay­out, this cock­tail bar is a hit with its end­less list of mar­ti­nis. Mon-Sat 4pm-late. Mul­ti­ple branches. www.dirty mar­ 10c Hanover Square, W1S 1JH. T: 020-7632 2087. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

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