Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals at London Cocktail Week 2020

London Cocktail Week 2020 has been deemed a huge success in helping to support the hospitality industry this October, welcoming just under 10,000 wristband wearers and driving much-needed footfall into 250 of London’s best cocktail bars. Anecdotal feedback from the capital’s leading bar owners has confirmed that the festival has had a positive impact in …

Crossroads

Crossroads, a new cocktail bar with a sustainable ethos and community feel, has opened in Camden, London. Zoe Fryday reports Aiming to breathe new life into Camden’s drinking scene, the opening of Crossroads is music to one’s ears – a bit of positivity that’s much-needed in 2020. Run by Bart Miedekza and his wife Monika, …

Cocktails in the City Community Spirit Edition

Cocktails in the City is returning to London for a two-day alfresco cocktail garden party this September, celebrating the capital’s drinks scene and raising money for the hospitality industry. Taking place at Bedford Square Gardens on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September, the festival’s Community Spirit Edition will feature drinks from over 30 of London’s …

Tavla, Hart Shoreditch Hotel London

Tavla, a new Turkish-inspired backgammon bar, has opened inside east London’s Hart Shoreditch Hotel. Meaning backgammon in Turkish, Tavla has “socialising at its core”, offering guests the chance to play the boardgame whilst enjoying cocktails, bar snacks and a soundtrack of vinyl DJs. Located on the ground floor of the 126-room hotel, which presents Hilton’s …

The Alchemist Canary Wharf

Zoe Fryday steps into the theatrics of The Alchemist’s new London flagship Guests of The Alchemist’s new London flagship in Canary Wharf can expect flames, plumes of fragrant smoke and glimpses of mad science. This won’t come as a surprise to those who know the brand, as it’s renowned for its unconventionality and theatrics. As …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …

Aster cocktails

London cocktail bar Aster has created a new menu that takes guests on a journey through the UK’s capital, championing the places and people that make it special. The 11-strong line-up of cocktails on the ‘Aster Adventure’ map-style menu, which emulates the underground station map, span Kings Cross to Whitechapel. Imbibers can start at Victoria …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

BrewDogAF

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is launching a new bar dedicated to alcohol-free in central London. The BrewDog AF Bar, which is set to open its doors on January 6, is the first of the company’s global bars to feature a line-up solely devoted to drinks without alcohol. It will offer 15 taps of draught …

The Retiring Room

A new bar inspired by the retiring rooms of India’s train stations is opening its doors underneath Mayfair restaurant Bombay Bustle. The subterranean venue, named The Retiring Room, comes from Samyukta Nair, entrepreneur and co-founder of restaurant brand Jamavar. Designed by Fabled Studio, the interiors take influence from the faded glamour of the retiring rooms …