The Castle

Rooftop bar in Islignton The Castle is a great rooftop bar in Islington offering a little haven from busy Pentonville Street and Angel. If the weather is not on your side the pub itself has a cosy and homely feel. We had a glass of the Petite Odette Mediterranee Rose (French) which was a dry…

Latteria Restaurant

Italian restaurant in Islington Latteria is a new Italian restaurant in Islington, just down the road from Angel Station. They serve up authentic Milanese food and drinks with their inspiration drawn from the pasticceria, panino shops and pizzeria’s in Milan. Everything is made freshly in house with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. We visited on…

The Angelic

Pub in Islington The Angelic is a great pub in Islington situated on Liverpool Road just moments from the tube station. It has high ceilings with large windows and a warm and fresh atmosphere. The focus is on British food with starters including Scotch Egg and Mini Baked Camembert and classic main dishes such as…

Compton Arms

Pub in Highbury and Islington Four Legs are serving up a storm of sharing plates at the charming Compton Arms pub in Highbury and Islington. Arriving in the Compton Arms, you are immediately welcomed by the lovely bar staff. No matter what day of the week, this quaint pub is always busy. We took a…

Kanada-Ya

Japanese Ramen Bar in London Kanada-Ya is a relaxed, Japanese ramen bar in London with three locations. Its simplistic interior gives off a canteen feel, and the hanging lanterns add a touch of the oriental origins. Service is friendly, quick and efficient – they don’t hang around much, as you’d expect from a casual dining…

Clerkenwell & Social

Happy Hour in Clerkenwell Clerkenwell & Social offers a great happy hour in Clerkenwell, situated just 5 minutes from Farringdon station. There is outdoor seating on their terrace area and the two copper bikes and the flowers outside make a nice entrance! The happy hour situation at this bar is pretty great, although the 241…

1251 Restaurant

Head Chef James Cochran 1251 is a great restaurant on Upper Street run by Chef James Cochran who draws on his mixed heritage from the Caribbean, Scotland and his birth town Whitstable through his food. James grew up working at the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar (look out for the picture in 1251), and has since…

69 Colebrook Row

Cocktail bar near Angel 69 Colebrook Row is a small and intimate cocktail bar near Angel station which has become one of London’s most established neighbourhood bars. Also referred to as the Bar With No Name, it is only identifiable by an outdoor lantern. Given the popularity of the venue, booking is recommended. The cocktail…

Be At One

Cocktail bar in Farringdon Be at One is a fantastic cocktail bar in Farrindgon open until midnight Monday to Thursday and 2am on Friday and Saturday. With 12 venues all over London they have absolutely earned their title as one of London’s best cocktail bars. The Farringdon branch is set over 2 floors and gets…

Zetter Townhouse ZTH cocktail lounge

Cocktail bar in Clerkenwell The Zetter Townhouse is a boutique hotel with a gorgeous cocktail bar in Clerkenwell. It has such a quirky and eccentric feel to it, making it one of the more unusual bars in London. The cocktail list of “cures and curiosities” is concise with well thought through creations and ingredients. In…

Coin Laundry

Restaurant in Exmouth Market Coin Laundry is a cool, relaxed restaurant in Exmouth market. With its high ceilings and open plan, it has an empty warehouse feel, almost like it’s been moved from the heart of Shoreditch or Hackney. It’s light and bright and the interior is filled with blues, greens and woods. The flowers on…

Hot Stone

Hot Stone Steak and Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Islington Hot Stone is a cute little Japanese restaurant is Islington and a fine gem of North London. On arrival you walk through the door and the open plan kitchen is immediately to the left. That means the second you step inside you are greeted by the…

Death and Victory Bar

Death and Victory Bar in Farringdon Smiths of Smithfields has been through a revamp since Youngs took over in November. The overall design concept has stayed true to the roots of the Grade II-listed building right by Smithfield Market. Spread over three levels, each floor offers something a little different for its guests, ranging from the…

Little Bat Bar

Bar in Islington Little Bat is the sister bar to London favourite, Callooh Callay.  We headed North to this lovely bar in Islington and found a thoughtfully designed interior and friendly staff to welcome us.  Comfortable seating, dark tones and shelves full of books, bottles and vintage mirrors make up the space.  We stayed to try…

Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus Brunch in Angel Brother Marcus has recently opened a new branch and we visited to try their wonderful brunch in Angel. Located in the lovely Camden Passage, Brother Marcus serves up a great family themed menu in gorgeous settings. The restaurant has plenty of space, a delicious counter of cakes and a comfortable homely…