I love bars with character. When I fist stepped into LoungeLover, I felt like I was in Wonderland. This place literally ticks all the boxes. Located within an old meat-packing factory just a short walk from Brick Lane in Shoreditch is eccentric, sassy and deliciously over the top! Hippo heads, giant Asian vases, anatomy posters, chandeliers all mixed together creating a kitschy – baroque ensemble.

I went for the LoungeLover, their signature cocktail, an unusual mix of fig liqueur, vanilla, lemon oil and champagne. I am too picky when it comes to booze but that it was excellent. The staff is a bit sniffy bringing a pretentious vibe to the whole experience, yet efficient. Book in advance; otherwise it can get tricky…

1 Whitby Street,  London E1 6JU, UK; +44 20 70121234; website / facebook page

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