What's on at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross, I hear you ask? What isn't on, more like! There's awesome cocktails (with a fantastic gin selection), a lovely Afternoon Tea spread and lively DJ nights at the weekend, but it's the long list of quirky events that really steal the show here. Events like "Play with Clay Jesus Style" and "Learn to Twerk Dance Class" will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Piccadilly Line Bars
Stretching from Heathrow right the way through to Cockfosters, there's something of a swagger about the Piccadilly Line. Weaving its way through some of the city's most stylish and sought after neighbourhoods, there's no shortage of top notch bars on this 44-mile trip across the capital. Get some mates together, top up that Oyster Card and embark on a tour of our recommended (Zone 1 and 2) Piccadilly Line bars.
Hop off at Piccadilly Circus, weave your way through the tourist trap and make straight for The Warwick; a vibrant and accessible pub-styled venue just off Regent Street. This is a lavish and welcoming spot that serves delicious seasonal dishes and warming comfort food in a cosy atmosphere. Just here for the booze? That's cool too, The Warwick's happy hour (5-8pm) offers up to 50% off selected drinks, so you can splurge on cocktails or their lovely range of G&Ts without breaking the bank.
Hope straight off the Piccadilly line and find this Coven't Garden beauty for somewhere nice to eat in London. Decked out with traditionally styled British interiors, Mabel's is something of a vintage cafe turn classic restaurant where you can head down from breakfast to dinner and experience a menu of affordably priced, British influenced cuisine.
Dirty Bones Carnaby is a vibrant bar based just off of Carnaby Street. Only a short stroll away from Piccadilly Circus, the venue serves a range of inventive cocktails to its guests, matched with Southern-inspired dishes that'll leave you with a huge, greasy smile on your face.
Just a short walk from Holborn, this gorgeous wine bar is a top spot for a few glasses before the journey home. Offering a huge drinks selection with specialist wines, craft beers and cocktails, alongside a delicious food menu, it's one of the best spots to hop off the tube for.
What better place to start our tour of the Piccadilly Line than at the home of the renowned Gin School!? Hop off at Turnham Green station on a Monday evening and you'll witness a quite special gin masterclass; which is free of charge and includes a few complementary swigs! There's a relaxing atmosphere, tempting cocktails and delicious eats for every other day too!
Alight at Covent Garden, casually navigate the thousands of steps that take you to street level, then head straight back underground to discover this underground party pad. Foundation is a cocktail bar, restaurant and nightclub with an artistic flair, impressing with its eclectic interiors and cocktails served in vintage storage jars. Happy hour offers up to 50% between 5 and 7.30pm and the DJs play a killer mix of house and club classics.
Time for a taste of Spain now as you roll into Holborn, with a strong tapas menu featuring Chorizo lollipops! There's a good range of wine and cocktails to ponder, with a number of options from lesser known Spanish regions heavily involved. With happy hours throughout the week there's every reason to drop by.
Next stop Hammersmith, and the hugely popular Be At One Bar at the heart of The Broadway. Inside you'll encounter an intimate yet trendy hangout where you'll be able to pick between the usual quality array of Be At One cocktails; don't get too carried away though, we're only just getting started!
If you've found yourself jumping off at South Ealing, you'll do no wrong with this wine bar just shy of the Piccadilly line. From its Old World wines down to its charcuterie boards, enjoy a charmed wine experience here.
Sitting pretty in Piccadilly, Jewel is a legend on London's nightlife scene for hosting more than just a place to drink and party. If you're looking for a guaranteed fun night out this place will show your three floors of it where you can discover unique and cool bar rooms as well as a playlist of pure chart hits with some R&B lovin' thrown in.
We'll round off our tour of the Piccadilly Line Zones 1 & 2 with a charming Irish pub near Finsbury Park. There's a fantastic beer garden, big screen for all the sport, lively quiz nights and partying through to the early hours at the weekends. Lively atmosphere plus good selection of drinks equals all-round winner.