Some of the best dining and drinking London has to offer is tucked away, out of sight and, unfortunately, out of mind. That changes here, because we’re bringing some of the best underground bars and restaurants to light. Fancy drinking in an old air raid shelter-cum-retro bar, or eating in a former sex shop? Think windows and pleasant views of the outdoors are overrated? Then you’re in the right place.
Like most cities, London has it up to here with vintage-inspired cocktail bars. Cahoots, though, is an exception. In the event as you haven’t had enough of the Tube on your morning commute, Cahoots goes a long way in emulating it, from the hideous (but accurate) patterns on the seats, to the windows looking out to nothing but billboards and brick walls. Couple that with the fact the space used to be an air raid shelter, and it’s fair to say the post-war theme they’re going for is very much on point.
If we told you there’s a good, affordable – yet fairly opulent – restaurant in a basement just off Regent Street, we’d probably get some strange looks. But then, have you been to Brasserie Zedel? The 220-cover restaurant specialises in oh-mon-dieu classic French fare – coq au vin, steak tartare, boeuf bourguignon, and the like – often for under a tenner. C’est incroyable.Continue Reading