D R I N K
The London List
So much to do, so little time. If all that exploring has worked up a thirst…
THE VAULT, SOHO € | 3 GREEK ST | Website
Intimate not intimidating, cosy not cramped; The Vault also known as Milroy’s is on our list for its top service and delightful range of top shelf whiskey and cocktails. The brick walls are decorated with local art; Anna Laurini, whose street art is prolific in London. There’s background jazz music but it’s unobtrusive and doesn’t drown out a lively hum of chatter or an easy banter between staff.
Simple; drinks are unconventional but not over complicated, and he uses seasonal ingredient
Monday to Saturday: 6.00 - 24.00hrs
GORDON’S WINE BAR € | 47 VILLIERS ST | Website
Thought to be London’s oldest wine bar it wears its years with pride, curling newspaper cuttings of royal engagements and local events decorate the walls of an old Georgian house where Rudyard Kipling once lived. Charming in its old English details, Gordons its a great atmosphere for a laid back wine and cheese board.
A long list of wines, at affordable prices. Ordered a cheese platter? Staff can recommend wine pairings, but no one will judge you if you simply order what you like.
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23.00 hrs, Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00 hrs
+44 20 7930 1408
RONNIE SCOTTS, SOHO €€€ | 47 FRITH ST | Website
Dubbed as the ‘best jazz club in the world‘; hosting superstars including Prince, Nina Simone, Airto Moreira, Sonny Rollins and Chaka Khan…and the list goes on. Any occasion will be something else here, even for those not particularly fussed by the jazz genre. We highly recommend giving Ronnie’'s a visit, if not only for the intimate jazz trios and exceptional drinks but for that dark-not-so-smoky atmosphere and second to none experience.
Taste even better accompanied by the jazz, funk and soul tunes.
Monday to Saturday 18.00hrs - 03.00 hrs Sunday 18.30 hrs - 24.00 hrs
+44 20 7439 0747
Artisan style coffee with options for most dietary requirements. Milkbar is the perfect place in soho to have a relaxed meeting, people-watch, hear a new tune.
TAP COFFEE, FITZROVIA € | 114 TOTTENHAM CRT RD, 13min walk from the Conference Hotel | Website
Coffee, cakes and light meals in a rustic chic setting with specialist beans ground by baristas.
KAFFEINE, FITZROVIA € | 66 GREAT TITCHFIELD ST, 14min walk from the Conference Hotel | Website
No-one does coffee like Australia, except Kaffeine. Come here for that Aussie style caffeine hit. Their menu caters for most dietary requirements too - why not stay for breakfast?