This one is so cool we don't even want to ruin the surprise. Simply stride into the Breakfast Club's Liverpool Street location, stand somewhere in the vicinity of the brightly coloured Smeg Fridge and proclaim yourself “here to see the Mayor”. Seriously, just do it!
Top 10 Bars with Hidden Rooms
You see that rather innocuous looking bookshelf there? Give it a nudge. Nine times out of ten you’ll succeed only in winning the intrigue of a group of curious on-lookers. But maybe, just maybe, you’ll stumble into one of London’s notorious secret rooms; rife with luscious drinks, cosy interiors and an oh-so chic crowd of well-informed revellers. Check out our top 10 bars with hidden rooms in London and unearth a hidden gem on your next night out.
The Brekky Club return to the list with another of their elusive favourites, this time found behind an obscure sliding wall in their Battersea venue's launderette. Find your way inside an settle into this 70s-styled bachelor pad, to find innovative cocktails teamed with bites served by handsome blokes in Hawaiian shirts.
A whimsical wonder of Narnia-esque nooks and crannies, step through the wardrobe to meet Callooh Callay's famed secret room. It's a truly eccentric space, where guests select their poison from a comic-book menu and Lewis Carroll-inspired quirks greet every turn.
Make your way through the hustle and bustle of City workers as you head to Leadenhall's grand branch of Revolution. It's all chesterfield booths, creative cocktails and mood lighting, but if you head downstairs... that's where the real party's at. Housed in an old school bank vault, The Vault is the perfect hideaway with all the same glitz and glamour, minus the crowds.
Breathing a whole new lease of life into the word nightcap, Punch Room is hidden deep within the depths of the glamorous EDITION hotel. Leave the trainers at home and make your way to Fitzrovia where this punch-centric cocktail bar awaits. The signature gin-infused house punch isn't one to miss, so grab a glass, sit back and relax.
Those folks at GOAT don't leave anything to chance. They're so intent on keeping the Chelsea Prayer Room a secret that they've tucked it away behind a secret door, with a code that changes frequently for added protection. Scale these various obstacles and find old school jazz, plush sofas and cocktails from unmarked vintage medicine bottles.
You've toiled away tracking down Opium in the first place, so why stop there? Carry on the search to discover Peony; a stunning 'speakeasy within a speakeasy' in the heart of Chinatown. With room for just 25, this intimate plot is teeming with intricate dim sum and marvellous oriental cocktails.
Haven't been to The Little Blue Door? Well, let us paint a picture for you. It's like the flat you always wish you had... the one that everyone wants to come to because you have a cool place in Fulham, with a fully stocked bar and the most fun housemates. There's dinner parties, late nights and quirky spaces decked out with games and karaoke.
You're right. There is something peculiar about that bookshelf... you'd better investigate. Successfully negotiate your way through and discover a sparkling secret destination, filled with dining spaces, its own bar and a ping pong table. It's perfect for an elusive private function, especially when you consider it has its own access to the rear garden.
Admit it. You were born to belt out power ballads and drop breathless DJ sets to an adoring crowd, and you know it. There's no better place to kick start your career than The Studio, LCC's secretive, leather-clad pad complete with lashings of Ketel One vodka and its very own showpiece recording studio.
When it comes to hidden rooms in London, it's The Breakfast Club in London that promises one of the best. Head on down to the quirky yet intimate Call Me Mr Lucky for a night of colourful interiors, hidden nooks and cocktails aplenty. It's a divine experience well worth rooting out.