Bars To Avoid The World Cup in London
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While many are probably getting overexcited at the prospect of the World Cup coming this summer, there's still plenty who cringe at this fact. Football is definitely not for everyone, and if you don't want to find every bar you visit playing the games, then don't fret, just read on. Find the best bars to avoid the World Cup and book a spot online to make sure you are definitely safe.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
While XOYO is known in the main for its incredible clubbing scene, they've also made room for one of the best cocktail bars in the area. Forget England's painful demise and book a table at this shabby hangout that provides something of a respite from the debacherous antics down below.
One of the best drinking dens in North London, Simmons Camden maintains the same high quality as its sister bar in King's Cross. Filled to the brim with vintage charm and quirky flair, enjoy some amazing cocktails thanks to the expert mixologist team on hand. Affordable as well, their dance floor is always a popular feature, attracting regular large crowds.
A secret bar in Leicester Square, you'd be really underselling it if you said Opium was hard to find. An oriental themed venue, the drinks follow a similar vein with a contemporary London twist. A seasonally changing menu for drinks and food, it's a true gem in the area, you just need to find it first.
A wonderfully quirky venue in Hoxton Square, Zigfrid Von Underbelly is a fantastic Shoreditch cocktail bar that never disappoints. Clubbing, dining and drinking can all be enjoyed here, with amazing drinks and food on offer plus some top-notch DJs, it's an ideal venue to avoid the World Cup mayhem.
There can’t be many better safe-havens from the incessant talk of Wayne Rooney’s right foot than Callooh Callay. Three rooms over-flowing with great cocktails, lovely bar snacks and an infectious atmosphere is more than enough to help you forget all about events in Brazil. We’d recommend booking into the Upstairs Bar for a couple of their delicious booze-infused slushies!
If you prefer Martinis over Mourinho, this quirky little hub in Islington is undoubtedly the one for you. Beautiful cocktails, contemporary decor and a laid back vibe; The Four Sisters is an idyllic haven for those looking to avoid the ever-boisterous World Cup coverage this summer.
A circus-inspired bar and nightclub in the heart of Shoreditch, Trapeze is a great venue that's miles away from being a sports bar. Set over two levels, the first is a cool and quirky cocktail bar while downstairs is more of a lively basement club with regular DJ performances to keep you buzzing all evening.
With a secret entrance in Earls Court, this 1920's prohibition speakeasy bar is one of the more exclusive bars in London. You must first solve a murder to gain access into Evans & Peel Detective Agency; once inside expect traditional American smoke house food and drinks from beers in brown paper bags and cocktails in jam jars, it's a wonderfully quirky spot.
Just off the backstreets of Kingsland Road, Ridley Road Market Bar is always a fun night out. Evoking such iconic sites as Club Tropicana, it's a tropical paradise not only in terms of decor, but equally regarding drinks. An extremely popular venue, especially on weekends, make sure you head down to early enough to catch a seat.
A grand and opulent venue in the heart of Kensington, Mandarin Bar is definitely worth the visit. Regularly considered one of the best hotel bars in London, the interior boasts leather armchairs, mohair, marble, glass, mirrors and wood, that can all be enjoyed with some fine cocktails on offer.
El Camion is a late night tequila bar in the heart of Soho, that's always a fun night out. With a raucously fun basement bar that runs until 3am, enjoy their breathtaking amount of tequila, range of cocktails and beer that's sure to impress all who come through its doors.