After decades of being a hub for travellers, King's Cross is becoming a destination in its own right. Case in point: the number of bars and pubs in the area. Bar Pepito it an Andalucían sherry bar and VOC is modelled on a seventeenth-century punch house.
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From Fluid Movement, which brought us Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop, VOC occupies a smallish, cosy space in one of north London’s most restaurant-intensive precincts.Book now Read more
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This now evening-only DJ bar still attracts a studenty, music-savvy crowd to what looks like a cross between an old-style corner newsagents and a Shoreditch-like retro bar.Book now Read more
In Clerkenwell, this place would almost go unnoticed. Here, amid a Legoland of housing estates and shops catering chiefly to custom from the Indian subcontinent, it’s practically miraculous. Comprising a simply furnished room of stripped wood and tables occupied by after-work regulars, this corner pub enjoys considerable local status for being a smart but unpretentious spot for a decent pint, a natter and a Sunday roast. Früli, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Erdinger, Amstel, London Pride and Staropramen pour from the beer taps lining the long bar counter, staffed by friendly foreigners. Festival tables outside offer extra seating on sunnier days. Standard gastropub fare is well put together and fairly priced.Read more
Belushi's Bar Camden
A popular late-night bar in Camden, just down from Camden Lock Market. It's one of several Belushi's in London, with a fair few across Europe, too. It's pretty much all about the party here, with DJs, open-mic nights, live music and a fair few special events keeping the crowds drawn. Large screens show many of the big sporting events, too. There's a solid selection of drinks, with classic cocktails, sharers and shooters alongside a few wines and plenty of beers on draught. Keep an eye out for happy hours, too. Burgers feature prominently on a food menu influenced by dishes from the States. Expect nachos, quesadillas and potato wedges to share, alongside wings, BBQ racks of ribs, tacos, wraps and indulgent desserts such as the 'whoa black betty' - a slice of chocolate brownie covered in chocolate cookie crumbs. You can add a shot of Kahlua to it too, if you like.