Soho is known for being an unmissable area for anyone counting on experiencing a slice of London’s legendary nightlife during their trip and it really isn’t hard to see why. Though Soho is rarely quiet and even daytime visitors will be graced with bustling streets, busy bars and lots to see and do, it’s at night when the neighbourhood really bursts into life. There are dozens upon dozens of bars and clubs in Soho, but for those that want to live like a local, we’d recommend giving the obvious choices a miss and instead, hunting down one of the many hidden gems that are to be found in this part of the city.
Soho is located right next to many of the best hotels in West End London, which makes it the ideal place for a night on the town during your city break or business trip in the nation’s capital. At The Piccadilly Hotel London we like to provide guests with tried and tested local favourites to really showcase what this cosmopolitan corner of the world is actually like. After all, there’s no better way to experience a city than to see it through the eyes of someone who actually lives there. Try these bars the next time you stay with us and live like a local whether you’re staying one night or ten!
The London Gin Club
If you are someone who enjoys gin then The London Gin Club is the obvious place to go. As you’d expect from the name, The London Gin Club is an emporium to botanicals with over 200 different types of gin on the menu. For the connoisseurs, there are numerous cocktails, G&Ts and concoctions to try. Plus, many of the drinks are served in impressive glasses and goblets which really adds a sense of drama and something special to your evening. Though this local haunt is often busy, it’s well worth the extra time required to experience a different side to having a drink in London.
Vinotecca is a wine bar for those who love a glass of red or white at the end of a long day. It offers 25 different types of wine by the glass and close to 300 that can be bought by the bottle, making it a cult destination for wine lovers. It’s a popular choice for after work drinks and is always filled with locals and those that work nearby, staying away from an overly touristy vibe. It’s worth going to just to sit and sip while admiring the bare brick, stylish interior.
Cahoots Bar London is a vintage tube themed bar that is nothing like you’ve ever experienced before. It’s one of Soho’s more unusual attractions, but it’s ideal for a quirky night out especially if this isn’t your first time in London and you crave somewhere a little different for the evening. Cahoots has a vintage interior, Tube paraphernalia and the menu is designed to look like an old newspaper. What more could you possibly ask for in a drinking den?!
Company Below is a basement bar that only holds 25 people, so it’s important to book in advance if you want to try this one. However, once you’re there you’ll see what all the fuss is about. The tiny bar really gives off the vibe of hanging out in someone’s house, but with impressive drinks creations to sit back and sample.
These hidden drinking gems are ideal for locals and visitors alike who are looking to experience something a little out of the ordinary. If you are staying at The Piccadilly Hotel London you’re only a short walk away from all of these local favourites.