Bar Hopper

Investigating rumours of exciting bars in every corner of London, posting my findings on bars and special events across the capital and sometimes beyond
Public House - Islington Bar Review

Public House - Islington Bar Review

It takes quite a lot to get me into zone 2 of North London, however the banter of Public House’s owner on twitter and a picture of Kermit working behind the bar convinced me that this boutique gastro pub would be worth a foray to Highbury and Islington. Public House in Islington  Although…

Match Bar London Review - Cocktail Bar Oxford Circus

Match Bar London Review - Cocktail Bar Oxford Circus

Match Bar has now closed. Match is certainly a specific type of bar – what I term a sort of “post work party”. Just 3 minutes from Oxford Circus, what the room lacks in width it makes up for in length. The “ground floor” stretches from the entrance to the back where the…

Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar Review

Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar Review

Tower 42, formerly known as the Natwest Tower, is really rather beautiful as you approach the pink lit foyer. It is even more impressive once you have checked in, cleared security and been whisked to the top floor with your ears popping (yes, it was like an airport even if closer to a first class Emirates…

Hawksmoor Bar Review - Spitalfields London

Hawksmoor Bar Spitalfields London 157, Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6BJ I am writing this from the point of view of someone who has never actually been to Hawksmoor before and I LOVED it. We descended to what was previously a store room and entered through a heavy steel door to a sleek…

Oskar's at Dabbous Bar London - Cocktail Bar Review

Oskar's at Dabbous Bar London - Cocktail Bar Review

A huge fan of Texture, I was keen to sample the delights of Oskar's Bar at Dabbous - I was almost the first in when the doors opened, and I have been going back ever since... so after more than a couple of visits, it was time to write the review! The Venue: The space, a corner site just behind Goodge…

69 Colebrooke Row Cocktail Bar Angel Islington Review

69 Colebrooke Row Cocktail Bar Angel Islington Review

69 Colebrooke Row Cocktail Bar - Islington, London 69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London, N1 9AA I first visited 69 Colebrooke Row, also called The Bar With No Name, when it opened and I was newly arrived in London. I didn’t get it. It was small, dark and expensive. On a cold Friday night, with…

Antico Bermondsey Restaurant and Lounge Bar Review

Antico Bermondsey Restaurant and Lounge Bar Review

Antico Restaurant and Lounge Bar - Bermondsey, London 214 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ I have recently been immersing myself in the soft launch of Bermondsey Street€™s newest addition €“ Antico London. Before Christmas I ventured along to their lounge bar the day…

The Rookery Clapham London Restaurant Review

The Rookery Bar and Restaurant in Clapham, London 69, Clapham Common, Southside, London, SW4 9D I like The Rookery. I liked it when their family and friends launch night turned into a welcoming come-one-come-all affair. I liked it as I sat on their large decked outdoor space with a Gin & Tonic…

Blitz Party - A 1940's night out in London

The Blitz Party London - Monthly 1940's party in secret London locations Buy tickets to their June 2017 event here. -- On a freezing cold night we stood at a crossroads€“ (literally) in East London and wondered where exactly we go next. A glance down an alley across the way revealed a lady, with…

The Normanby Putney London Pub Review

The Normamby - Pub in Putney, London 231, Putney Bridge Road, London, SW15 2PU We were welcomed by the offer to take, well, any table we wanted. At 3pm on a Sunday we were one of about four tables in the place. We pulled up chairs in the €œmain€ area and browsed the very inclusive Normanby menu…

The Fourth Wall - Bourne and Hollingsworth Pop Up Bar

The Fourth Wall is currently closed until Spring 2013. Bourne and Hollingsworth are on the move. You will still find them - or you can try, as the entrance is rather difficult to locate €“ at Rathbone Place however they are running a pop up version of their bar for €œa while€. I thought it was…

Sugar Cane Clapham Cocktail Bar Review

Sugar Cane Clapham Cocktail Bar Review

How would I describe Sugar Cane? A mini-Mahiki? At least that is how I imagine it since my budget does not stretch to such glamorous, celebrity-riddled nights out in London. Although this is not just my imagination as this Tiki-themed bar a mere five minute walk from Clapham Junction was designed bythe…