It’s Christmas season bar hell. You’re on your last legs, and are looking for lovely, quiet bar where you won’t have your space invaded by drunken office parties. So we’ve crawled the capital for the best unexpected drinking dens and mysterious nights out in London’s nooks and crannies, from glam speakeasy-style cocktail bars behind seedy doors to the hush hush Secret Cinema. Some take the ‘underground’ part quite literally, while others are just smartly hidden away from the main drag; two of our favourites are, for example, plonked right in the middle of Leicester Square and Chinatown. Sounds like some of the best hidden destinations can often turn out to be right under our noses.
For info, see hidden bars in London.