Late April 2022 we had the chance to stopover London for two nights and tried to hit a number of Speakeasies to add to the map. Our first visit to London in 2017 was just before we started the blog and hadn’t taken good notes or pictures. Unfortunately, London has shamefully been ill represented by Hidden Libations.
Located in a shop that looks like an abandoned suit store from the 90s, this long-time speakeasy still had a lovely local feel without the tourist hoopla that typically comes with age and maintained a regular subterranean basement living room atmosphere.
A rather grungy drinking spot, the cocktails are nothing fancy but delicious, and chatting with the staff was the best part. DSC makes you feel relaxed, at home, and ready to return. We certainly wish we had a local bar like this near our home to frequent for the lovely community vibe.
Very small hidden neighborhood bar. This speakeasy was interesting to find because it felt right in the middle of a residential district. No theme to this place, just a nonchalant local drinking hole that’s not easy to see unless you know where to look. The drinks were very unique and very tasty; even better was their great selection of mocktails.
This bar was so quirky and fun! Definitely a unique theme we enjoyed and would recommend people visiting. The only caveat is that it didn’t feel like a speakeasy, but more just off the beaten path. The bar is found on a bendy alley off the main road, but it’s clearly marked and has lights pointing you downstairs. The drinks were more typical but good and it was a fun place overall.
Disrepute was by far our favorite this time around in London. Located in the ever-popular Kingly Court – Disrepute avoids the tacky tourism and stays true to its elegance. You walk in on a red carpet to its classy mod atmosphere which was as sophisticated as its libations. The cocktails are carefully crafted to elevate your evening to new heights. Light bar snacks are included and the wait staff is well educated on their menu and can gracefully help you decide what to imbibe for the night.
We could go on and on about the amazing watering hole that is Cahoots Speakeasy London, but it is something you just need to experience for yourself. The best kept secret in London is found underground in a post WWII bunker.