Chic and glamorous, Artesian at The Langham sports stunning interiors that combine Asian influences with modern touches. The bar's celebrated designer, David Collins, has settled for nothing less than luxurious. One look at the cocktail menu, and you'll understand why the bar is consistently ranked among the best bars in the world, year after year. Choose from an extensive menu of classics as well as some delightfully original creations. When it comes to drinks, no detail is spared, including ice which is made using a special process to complement your drink. Less than perfect is not an option here.
Corsica Studios consistently holds some of the city's most extreme underground music parties. There are different spaces within the Studios that can be hired for hosting private or public functions. The hi-tech DJ equipment, sound amplifiers, screens, projectors and a stage completely take care of music and entertainment at the venue. There is a well-stocked bar for thirsty visitors, and the regularly held live performances make entrance into Corsica a highly sought after ticket.
The world famous Ministry of Sound is one of London's hippest nightspots. It suffered a bit of a slump in popularity in the late 1990s, but has returned with a vengeance. The fame of this luxury venue is now so widespread and truly international that MoS (as it is commonly referred to) even offers numerous compilation CD remixes of Ministry club anthems. The venue itself has four dance floors and several bars, and draws famous DJs from around the globe.
Marvel at the Victorian arches of Fabric which dates back to 1999. The main dance floor here boasts of a "Body Sonic" sound system which makes your whole body vibrate with the bass. On Fridays, you can enjoy bass music and on Saturdays, lose yourself the disco, techno and house genres. Thanks to the aforementioned features, Fabric has been featured on DJ Magazine's top 100 clubs and has won International Dance Music Awards. However, the most important thing to remember about this place is that you must be over 19.
Located in Walham Grove, The Harwood Arms strives to provide a relaxed setting to the locals with British dishes. With a variety of outside-the-box meats like catfish, deer and crayfish, the culinary team successfully delivers tasty treats which can be paired with your choice of beers or wines. Enjoy your lunch, breakfast or quick grub options at The Harwood Arms!
Promoting a different take on food and wine, this bar and restaurant showcases artisan products from Britain, France, Italy and Spain. There’s a strong emphasis on natural and organic wines created from the best grapes planted in rich soils, with no additions or fertilizers used during the process. The extensive wine list is organized by region - from Alsace to the Alps, Périgord to the Pyrenees, Nantes to Nevers - with staff offering recommendations if you’re feeling spoiled for choice. Food is top-notch and spans the Continental and Mediterranean palate. Feast on delectable scallops and charcuterie. With furniture, paintings and pictures all brought over from the country, it’s no surprise the décor and feel is distinctly French. Bon appétit!
Right in the heart of things, a short stroll away from the Houses of Parliament, this pub and ale-house radiates history. The Clarence is popular with visitors to the capital for its impressive collection of ales. The Clarence is named after William IV, who was once the Duke of Clarence and later became the King of England. In case you feel hungry you can enjoy some scrumptious British delicacies. Besides, you can also hire this venue to celebrate your special events.
Usually referred to as the ICA, the Institute Of Contemporary Arts hosts everything from talks and art exhibitions to films and theatrical productions. Lesser known though, is the fact, that the bar & cafe that the institute houses, is one of the grooviest places to hangout in town. From wine and coffee, to snacks and lunch, ICA Cafe Bar boasts an impressive menu, designed to suit its patrons' mood. Chat with your friends on art and culture over a steaming cup of coffee, or enjoy a draught after a film at the Institute.
Clamber down the steep, narrow staircase to cross the threshold of this Gothic-style 19th-century wine cellar- the oldest in London. Although located on busy Villiers Street, this institution of a wine bar (and former home of Rudyard Kipling) is preceded by an anonymous, even derelict-looking exterior. With nothing but a few cobweb-covered jars in a neglected window, only the faint lettering that begrudgingly spells the word 'Gordon's' invites you in. Downstairs, Londoners in the know huddle beneath low arches and antique clocks to enjoy wines from across the globe by candlelight. Besides the myriad of wines on offer, Gordon's has a noteworthy selection of sherry, port and Madeira served from wooden casks behind the bar. Also available is a variety of light dishes and continental cheeses with a generous hunk of French bread and butter.
Created by Thomasina Miers, a winner of the BBC's Masterchef series, Wahaca purports to serve real, authentic Mexican street food to hungry Londoners, and it delivers. The interior decor is fresh and funky, with bright, vibrant colors and lots of light. Often crowded and loud, Wahaca isn't for the sophisticated, but for food-lovers who look for inexpensive prices. The fun atmosphere for leisure dining sets the perfect ambiance for families, twenty-somethings, or anybody else on the go. Call ahead for more details.
Docked on the beautiful Thames, PS Tattershall Castle once used to be a passenger ferry and even served during the Second World War. After retiring in 1973, today it has become one of the most famous and iconic floating restaurant and bars in and around London. Moored right across the London Eye, this vessel is easily accessible from any location in Central London. Not only an amazing restaurant but it also doubles as a unique event venue perfect for hosting parties, corporate functions and formal luncheons.