BARS & CLUBS

Where London - - Nightlife -

The Back Room

Next to the Hard Rock Cafe, the bar boasts vin­tage and iconic mu­sic items, in­clud­ing a door from Apple Stu­dios signed by the Bea­tles. En­joy cock­tails, piz­zas and a great vibe. www.hardrock.com. 148b Old Park Lane, W1K 1QZ. T: 020-7514 1700. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

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.68and­boston.com. 5 Greek St, W1D 4DD. T: 020-7287 3713. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

The Bar at Bel­lamy’s

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

Bara­nis

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.bara­nis.co.uk. 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.bookingof­fice­bar.com. Eus­ton Rd, NW1 2AR. T: 020-7841 3566. C7. Sta­tion: King’s Cross.

Bur­lock

Rum is def­i­nitely the spirit of choice in this re­laxed bar that spe­cialises in many types of cock­tails fea­tur­ing the Caribbean spirit and un­usual in­gre­di­ents. www.bur­lock­lon­don.co.uk. 31 Duke St, W1U 1LG. T: 020-7935 3303. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

BYOC

At ‘Bring Your Own Cock­tail’, pay £25, bring a spirit of your choice and the mixol­o­gist will cre­ate your drink. You’re ad­vised to book in ad­vance. www.byoc.co.uk. 9-11 Base­ment, Cam­den High St, NW1 7JE. T: 020-3441 2424. Off map. Sta­tion: Morn­ing­ton Cres­cent.

Car­tizze Bar

Time­less lux­ury Bellini and cock­tail des­ti­na­tion with art deco sur­round­ings and ex­cel­lent ser­vice. www.car­tizze­bar.com. 4 Lan­cashire Court, W1S 1EY. T: 020-7518 9388. 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.cityso­cial­lon­don.com. Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, EC2N 1HQ. T: 020-7877 7703. D11. Sta­tion: Liver­pool Street.

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