Whether you’re dating a bibliophile or just want to catch up on your latest novel, these London library bars are the perfect place to combine your love of books and booze.
Named after British artist and caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, the Rosewood’s opulent bar is a haven for culture vultures and cocktail connoisseurs. There’s a roaring fire, velvet armchairs to sink into, and bookshelves filled with over 1,000 antique books – what more could you ask for? If the answer is something to nibble on, you’re in luck. Bar snacks like black pudding Scotch eggs and Devonshire lamb chops are served until midnight, plus the superb Holborn Dining Room is right next door.
The Drawing Room at BFI Bar & Kitchen
At the BFI’s Benugo-run restaurant, a faux bookcase leads to a secret cocktail bar with book-lined shelves and comfy armchairs. It’s the ideal spot to unwind with a book while you sip film-inspired cocktails like the rum-based Casablanca or the tequila-spiked Trainspotting. If you’re bringing a date, why not stick around for a movie or stroll along the river for dinner at Skylon?Continue Reading