Like Piccadilly Institute, Loop, and Bar Soho; Abbey is one of Late Night London's most popular nightlife locations. They've got a set menu and plenty of events taking place throughout the year, but the best part is that it's the kind of place that's conducive to meeting people.
Abbey is situated a minute's walk away from Aldgate, and is pretty much the only popular club on Minories Street. With a strikingly modern design and equally contemporary dance music, it's immediately apparent that this place is geared towards those who enjoy the party scene. Every Friday night photographers race around the place taking pictures, which adds a certain excitement to the already youthful late night bar.
The Ambience & Clientele
Work in the city? Check. Not a big dancer? Check. Prefer good bar food and chatting with friends? Check. Abbey's chilled and friendly atmosphere is the ideal hangout for those looking to launch into the weekend on Thursday and Friday evenings. If you come here during the day you'd probably set your sights on enjoying a quiet meal, but this place is alive with music and beautiful people when the sun goes down.
The Food & Drinks
For the drinks you can choose from a variety of seasonal offerings as well as classics such as a Long Island Ice Teas and Mojitos. The food was tasty and prepared quickly despite the amount of people eating in the club. We went with the corn-fed chicken and leek mash, and the grilled sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce. The menu mostly comprises of your typical bar favourites as well as some unique options such as seabass and butternut squash.
If you're looking for a place to host your next catch-up with friends, this is the place to go. You can also make reservation for Christmas, your birthday, and register for cocktail classes. Just remember: at Abbey you'll have the most fun keeping it simple and just chilling and socializing. Who knows - after one night at Abbey you might be able to retire your OkCupid and Tinder accounts...