Step straight into the ’70s. Bobby Fitzpatrick is a retro-themed bar in West Hampstead that takes nostalgia to new levels. Stucco ceilings and kitsch furniture provide a look that would have Austin Powers blushing: this bar is the very definition of a shag pad. Have drinks that transport you far away from new year dreariness. Off the booze? Ask nicely and the staff will whip you up a fruity mocktail.
It needn’t be the saddest month of the year. At these weird and wonderful London bars, you’ll be having fun with or without the booze. Get lost in a theme so ‘immersive’, you’ll feel you’ve dived straight into your drink. Delve into secret bars in the most unlikely of places. Or just have a hoot over arcade games, eye-catching lights, staff in character and cocktails served in the world’s whackiest drinking vessels. We’ve rounded up the most cool and quirky bars and pubs in London that are guaranteed to brighten your evening.