Iris Bar, The Gherkin

The Gherkin The Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe) has been an icon in London since 2004.  With its unique shape and thousands of metres of glass, it tends to catch everyone’s eye!  Lucky for us the restaurant and bar at the top of The Gherkin are finally open to the public! Iris bar is…

Mrs Foggs Gin Parlour

Gin Tasting in London Mrs Foggs Maritime Club & Distillery is one of the latest openings by Mr. Foggs offering great gin tasting in London. It’s right in the heart of the city in Broadgate circle and themed just like the others. This time inspired by Fogg’s Indian wife, Aouda, and the Victorian steamship that…

Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk Bar in Moorgate Kitty Hawk is a two storey bar in Moorgate offering dining and drinking to City workers. The venue is grandly decorated with a restaurant, café, bar, private dining room and dining counter. It has a buzzing atmosphere mid-week making you feel part of the hustle and bustle of the City. If…

Rake’s Cocktail Bar

Rake’s Café Bar Cocktail bar in Liverpool Street Rake’s cocktail bar in Liverpool Street opened to the public on 1 June 2018 offering a day to night bar and restaurant. The back story and concept of Rake’s is really rather interesting. A Rake’s Progress is a series of eight paintings by William Hogarth which shows…

Beers and Buns

Beers and Buns in Shoreditch Beer & Buns is a Japanese style Izakaya in Shoreditch (like an informal gastropub) hidden at the top of K10 on Appold Street. After visiting Japan last year, we were pleasantly surprised that it reminded us of some of the Izakaya’s that we visited! It had a pretty cool and…

The Allegory

Drake and Morgan Cocktail Bar Drake and Morgan is making a big name for itself in London with the likes of the Drift Bar at the bottom of the Heron Tower, the Refinery in City Point and the Otherist opposite Tower 42. The newest addition is The Allegory tucked into Principal Place, ideally located in…

The Jugged Hare

Restaurant in Barbican I have walked past The Jugged Hare pub and restaurant in Barbican many times on my way to yoga thinking it had a great atmosphere. Well, big mistake not trying it out sooner! The Jugged Hare is a lively and welcoming pub for a few drinks after work. However, the exciting part…

Burdock

Bar and Cafe in Moorgate Burdock Montcalm Finsbury Square You may have seen from my blog how much I rated The Aviary in the Montcalm Hotel in Finsbury Square!  Well, I decided to try Burdock, the new ground floor bar and cafe in Moorgate and I was just as impressed. The surroundings are stunning with the…

The Aviary Rooftop

Rooftop Restaurant in the City The Aviary is an absolutely stunning rooftop restaurant in the City on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square. When you enter, you are greeted by a beautiful open air rooftop area with comfortable chairs and sofas and fantastic views over the City.  Great…

Flight Club

Social Darts London Bar in London Flight Club is a really fun bar in London which has changed people’s attitude to darts! Make sure you book in advance though as this place has become extremely popular. From groups of 4 to 40 you can hire as many oche’s as needed for your group. There are four…

Simmons Bar

Bar in Liverpool Street The Simmons chain of bars is forever growing in venues and popularity.  This bar in Liverpool Street (based down Widegate Street) is one of the newest additions. With fantastic happy hours, great cocktails and brilliant tunes, Simmons bars are definitely a favourite of mine. In particular, the happy hour deals are…

Sushi Samba

Rooftop Bar in the City Sushi Samba is a rooftop bar in the City situated on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower in Liverpool Street.  It is such a fancy and gorgeous bar with a terrace outside. I have not had the pleasure of eating here but I could see that the…

South Place Hotel

Bar in the City South Place Hotel is a fantastic  bar in the City to visit for a drink or meal and is ideally located a short walk from Moorgate and Liverpool Street. The downstairs restaurant and bar area is beautiful but it does not stop there! There are bars on the first and second…

The Sterling Bar

Bar in the City The Sterling lies at the foot of the Gherkin and is a very popular bar in the city, particularly after work. There is a large amount of space inside and on the mezzanine level and the venue has a bright and modern feel to it. The happy hours are one of…

The Alchemist

Cocktail Bar in the City This vintage-modern cocktail bar in the City is just off Hounsditch near the Gherkin. The ambiance in the bar is lovely and the venue is beautifully decorated. We dined upstairs in the restaurant area and opted for a selection of appetizers. We had the sharing platter with nachos and guacamole, chicken wings, prawn…