Lewis Potton

Offering a fresh perspective on the UK's newest, brightest and best bars, clubs, pubs and events. @LPotton.

The Chelsea Pensioner London - Pub Review

The Chelsea Pensioner London - Pub Review

From the beautiful minds that bought us Simmons Kings Cross and Simmons Camden, comes The Chelsea Pensioner. Right next to a football ground – we decided to see if these cocktail kings could hit the spot with their new venture. The Venue A stones throw from Stamford Bridge, The Chelsea Pensioner…

Be At One Spitalfields London - Cocktail Bar Review

Be At One Spitalfields London - Cocktail Bar Review

In the shadow of Liverpool Street station sits Be At One Spitalfields. A cocktail haven if ever there was one; the bar is part of the much loved chain that have practically taken over London with their infectious style and amazing happy hours. The Venue From the outside we could barely see the venue…

Core London - Cocktail Bar Review

Core London - Cocktail Bar Review

Core is making a name for itself as a cool and unique alternative to the pubs and wine bars in the City. Tucked between Bank and St Paul’s, this cocktail bar has been the talk of the town, so I decided to see if it lived up to its billing. The Venue On a warm Wednesday evening, the tables outside…

Purl @ Rubi: An Interview With Owners Bryan and Kevin Pietersen

Purl @ Rubi: An Interview With Owners Bryan and Kevin Pietersen

The Pietersens are a very high acheiving family; Kevin is a world class cricketer who has captained his country and Bryan is an internationally renowned bar consultant and bar operator, heading up one of London's most famous experimental cocktail bars, Purl in Marylebone. At the launch of their new joint…

World Cup Screenings at Octoberfest Pub

World Cup Screenings at Octoberfest Pub

This summer sees Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the biggest footballing event on the planet. If you're like us, you won't be on a beach in Rio soaking up the rays pre-match, you'll be heading to your nearest pub to catch all the action on the big screens. So why not make that experience cheering…

The Gun London - Pub Review

The Gun London - Pub Review

  The Venue In all honesty, The Gun isn’t much to look at from the outside. Cross the threshold however, and it’s a totally different ball game. The front dining area and bar is littered with beautifully laid tables, impressive naval-inspired portraits hang on the walls and homelytrinkets…

Guanabara Offers Samba World Cup Screenings

Guanabara Offers Samba World Cup Screenings

Guanabara is one of London's most iconic South America bars; so it comes as no surprise that they are providing one of the best viewing experiences of the 2014 World Cup. Set in Rio, the World Cup will be showcasing everything great and good about the samba nation - as will Guanabara. Re-create theBrazilian…

Queen of Hoxton London - DJ Bar Review

Queen of Hoxton London - DJ Bar Review

After being told by a friend that I “just had to go”, I found myself sauntering down to Queen of Hoxton, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street on Curtain Road– for a Friday night of enjoying the views over East London. The Venue As we stepped inside, we were greeted by a dimly…

The Sterling London - Lounge Bar Review

The Sterling London - Lounge Bar Review

The Venue Located inside one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Sterling takes some beating when it comes to city settings. Taking up a portion of the bottom two floors of The Gherkin, this bar mixes city panache with a relaxed vibe. Step inside and you are greeted with a bright airy space…

Culpeper Brings Rooftop Dining To Spitalfields

Culpeper Brings Rooftop Dining To Spitalfields

Spitalfields has some wonderful dining and drinking spots - we all know that - but none are quite like The Culpeper. It's been there since 1884, but if you can't remember that far back no fear, because the venue is back and looking better than ever. Now open on this historical Commerical Road site, The…

#LobsterLondon Comes To Sky Bar

#LobsterLondon Comes To Sky Bar

Sky Bar, located on the 28th floor of the Millbank Tower, is expanding its menu with a fresh dining concept, centred around... you guessed it, the mighty lobster. Named simply as '#LobsterLondon' this is a foodie enterprise which is bang on trend, following widespread success at other restaurants across…