So you’re out for drinks and the night is young but London is looking a bit dated to your jaded eyes. You have been out partying a lot over the last few months and as a weary jet set traveller you are looking for something that not only entertains you, but better yet entertains the fair lady you have accompanying you for the latest night of hi-jinks; well gather round my friends and prepare to be dazzled by the only bar in London worth booking, Evans and Peel.
After the surreal entrance, the rest of the Evans and Peel experience is relatively normal. It’s all very low-lit, with exposed brickwork walls and antiquated oddities dotted around. It could so easily feel a little bit Disney-fied but it doesn’t; instead it is fun, and plenty cool.
Once you have sold your “case” to the stern receptionist you are admitted into the bar via a swing bookcase (what else) and descend into a room with vaulted high ceilings and exposed brick work. The ambiance is certainly cool and chilled, perfectly in keeping with the 1920s prohibition vibe they have going on. The music plays from a gramophone and candles flicker around you which adds to the air of romance and mysticism which makes it perfect for a sexy date night. In keeping with the prohibition theme they even dispense beer from a specially made radiator – just in case there happens to be a raid about to pounce. The whole idea is very fun and very trendy but thankfully due to their reservation policy and perhaps the distinct lack of advertising, it is not a place you will end up being jostled around at. Finding a seat won’t be a problem and should you or your lovely lady fancy trying one of their speciality cocktails, the staff on hand are experts in not only educating their patrons in the art of the perfect cocktail mix, but are also dab hands at selecting the perfect beverage for you. The staff themselves are all dressed for the part and upon speaking to them you may have your attention drawn to the 77 drawer furniture arrangement which is in keeping with the rest of the bar’s décor.