‘Ladies and gentlemen, we will shortly be landing in New Cross. The temperature on the ground is, well, probably not that warm, and the local time is… Cocktail hour!’ The fairly new LP Bar, next to the London Particular café, is decked out in a groovy jetset style, with a departures-board menu, a winged logo and bits of fuselage on the wall. It opens at 8am for coffee and pastry, and stays serving till midnight – the cocktails are simple but effectively made, and include the likes of the Mile High Club, with Scotch, orange juice, cherry liqueur and Mancino Rosso, £8. Step off the Overground at New Cross Gate and straight into the golden age of jet travel – without the fag-smoke-filled aeroplanes and tipsy pilots. Now boarding!
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