Guest post by DesignMyNight
From the fabulously lavish to the endearingly intimate, there’s a nightspot in London to suit all tastes. Check out our top 10 of the hottest venues in London and try one (or all!) of them out when you next fancy a night out in town.
Step inside this quirky Mayfair retreat and you’ll need a few minutes just to take everything in. Weird and wonderful artefacts greet you at every turn, as guests sip on Victorian-themed cocktails served up by the team’s expert mixologists.
If a stylish rum bar shrouded in secrecy sounds like your kind of thing, then look no further than Portside Parlour. Guests perch themselves on inviting Chesterfield sofas, where they encounter a drinks menu packed to the rafters with delightful rum-based concoctions crying out to be tried.
Another hugely secretive retreat situated in the heart of Chinatown, you’ll need one of their stunning cocktails just to celebrate finding your way in! Opium is well worth seeking out though – their killer drinks are complemented expertly by the compelling Dim Sum menu, which is adjusted and updated according to the time of year. Bang on trend.
Situated in the heart of bustling Shoreditch, XOYO is a must-visit for any given clubbing enthusiast. It’s a great place to take in some live music, but XOYO is most famous for the calibre of international DJs that grace its decks. Ideal for tie off, hair down partying at the weekend.
A trip to #TheView on the29th floor of the Millbank Tower is a treat for the senses. The exquisite views of the London Eye and Houses of Parliament are more than matched by the standard of the six course tasting menu, which comes courtesy of some of the capital’s leading chefs.
Drink, Shop & Do
Great drinks, tasty food and hilarious events are the order of the day at Drink Shop & Do. Gems coming up in the near future include Lego Robot building, a Pop-Up Opera and even a ‘Learn to Twerk Dance Class’ (yes, seriously!).
The Toy Shop
Boasting a bright, colourful and adventurous décor, this Putney-based retreat includes more than the occasional nod to the blissful simplicity of childhood. Be sure to try out their alcoholic ice cubes carved into lego men, fumigated martinis and homemade absinthe wine gums.
Oskar’s Bar at Dabbous
This classy Fitzrovia cocktail bar specialises in innovative concoctions that leave a lasting impression on palettes of all persuasions. There’s a wide range of fantastic food to match, and the friendly and hospitable staff make it a truly amazing bar that needs to be experienced.
Situated below the cinema sign on Stoke Newington Road is Ruby’s, an intimate drinking den known for the high quality of its cocktails and the vibrancy of its atmosphere. Perfect for catching up with your nearest and dearest, or suitably impressing your partner on date night.
Steam and Rye
Steam and Rye fuses a sense of 1940s glam with the romantic influences of the Wild West to create a unique atmosphere that strikes a chord with revellers from all over. With both a Michelin-starred chef and an award-winning bartender on board, it’s no surprise that the standards of this bar are consistently high.
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