Doodle Bar arrived in Bermondsey after its days were numbered as an immersive bar in Battersea. It brings with it the same playful attitude, with customers encouraged to scrawl up walls covered entirely with blackboards. There’s also foosball at the front, rows of ping pong tables to the rear and a street food van that parks up at the entrance on weekends.
Whether London Bridge and Bermondsey are your stomping grounds or you’re just passing through this travel hot spot, you can guarantee you’ll be well watered. London Bridge bars range from sky-high cocktail bars up in The Shard to down-to-earth craft beer bars just moments from the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Go for seriously old-school at wine cave the Boot & Flogger, try a drop of the local produce at Jensen’s gin distillery, or test out brews from further afield as a brand-new tap room arrives in the area from Manchester’s Cloudwater brewery.
RECOMMENDED: Find more fun nearby in our London Bridge area guide