Top 10 Places to Drink an Old Fashioned in London

Sure, it's simple as hell - but there's something so satisfying about sipping on an old fashioned. From Mad Men's Don Draper to the city of Louisville naming it as their official drink, we're not the only ones who love this blend of bitters, whisky or bourbon, and sugars. While it may have originated across the pond in the US, London's bars haven't let that stop them creating their own take on the classic; we've rounded up 10 of the best old fashioneds in the city.

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

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Located beneath retro cinema lights in Dalston, Ruby's transports us to another era, with drinks served in 1940s milk cartons, accompanied by antique lampshades and bottles drooling the wax of ancient candles to decorate the stripped back basement room. Pop in for an old fashioned on the rocks with a twist of lemon peel for garnish and escape into a different time. 

Nightjar Shoreditch

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Tricky to find behind heavy, unsigned wooden doors, sandwiched between shops near Old Street station, the basement room pulsates with live music, friendly bar staff and a buzzing atmosphere. Look out for the Toronto, a development on the old fashioned, with candy floss, orange blossom smoke and a coffee and roasted pecan syrup thrown in, all mixed with a delicious Woodford Reserve Bourbon.