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Six bloomin’ marvellous plant-filled bars

Londoners’ passion for foliage has spread to the city’s watering holes. Stop and smell the roses (and take a cheeky Insta pic) at these leafy spots

By Time Out London editors |
Pasco Photography

London isn’t short on lovely green spaces or ace rooftop bars, but what if the weather’s rubbish? Now you can drink among the foliage come rain or shine thanks to the wealth of bars filled with plants and greenery that are popping up in the capital. We pick the best of the bunch.

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The lush beer garden with optional roof

icon-location-pin West Brompton

Pub-food-hall hybrid The Prince has four eateries, three bars and London’s largest beer garden draped in lots of trailing foliage. There’s even a retractable roof if the weather turns.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The plant-filled cocktail parlour

icon-location-pin Goodge Street

Thought your house plant collection was impressive? Wait until you step inside Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals. It’s packed full of plants, with pastel decor and floral armchairs to match.

Bars and pubs

The bar with wall-to-wall garnishes

icon-location-pin Clerkenwell

At Bourne & Hollingsworth’s new ‘living bar’, you’ll find greenery growing up the walls. But the foliage isn’t just there to look pretty – it provides fresh ingredients and garnishes for your drinks.

Hotels, Boutique hotels

The seasonal shape-shifter

icon-location-pin Moorgate

Moorgate-based South Place Hotel can't get enough of botanical-inspired bars. Since February it’s been serving up gin cocktails in its Enchanted Garden (pictured). And it’s now been transformed into the Mediterranean-inspired Rosé Riviera.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Japanese cherry blossom den

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

Every year, Shochu Lounge brings spring indoors with its dreamy sakura installation. It’s now a permanent fixture, so you can sip cocktails under a pink blossom-covered ceiling all year round.

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