This Searcys bar stocks around 100 whiskies, from £5.75 a dram: relax before boarding. Upper Concourse, St Pancras International, N1C 4QL.
This Borough local offers 130-odd varieties and good advice if you don’t know Glengoyne from Glencadam. Most drams are £5-£10 per 50ml. 44 Kipling St, SE1 3RU.
The third Boisdale whisky shrine, with the usual huge list. Some prices induce panic but many don’t, and there’s live music six nights a week. Cabot Place, E14 4QT.
Indian food and 200-plus whiskies, mostly Scottish. The classy, dark room is a sanctuary from the gaudy brightness of Edgware Road. 82 Seymour St, W2 2JB.
WHISKY BAR AT THE ATHENAEUM
This smart hotel cradles a plush bar stocked with over 300 whiskies – and surprisingly low starting prices. A haven for quiet contemplation in Mayfair. 116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ.
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