Are you tired of searching for 'unique bars in London' only to come across Shoreditch for the fourteenth time? Allow me to take your hand as we walk through the streets of South London to teeth-sweating bars under railway arches, place your bets playing Mario Kart against me whilst drinking a crisp IPA, and eat the juiciest Soft Pork Buns this side of China. Fancy a cocktail or slurping spaghetti out of someone's shed? We will head through a graffitied alley to a community space where you can eat, drink, shop vintage clothing, and even watch people do yoga whilst hearing gospel music in the background. Climbing 10 levels to a converted rooftop bar, we watch the sunset with one of the best views over London, pint in hand. We finish off our gander in a multi-storey car park bar, and no, we are not challenging the laws of the country, this garage is less about maneuvering and more about pop-up boozing and feeding. This brilliant area of London has seen huge changes in the past few years and is currently in limbo between the art crowd, chirpy cockneys and city yuppies. There is still that heart and soul and culture that defines this great city, and you will no doubt fall in love with the community and people we will meet.
I am an (exceptionally bubbly), born and bred Londoner, with over 20 years of knowledge of the food & drink scene, I have spent maybe too much time and money scoping out this ever-expanding city, accessing sites not known to the public. Other than meeting new people and having a natter with travellers, I'm busy working for an art dealer and during the weekend I like to take a break from city life and head to the countryside so I am really your one-stop shop for arts, culture, nature and entertainment.
Discounted drinks at selected locations
Entry to hidden bars
Tokens to play video games (max. 8 each)
We will begin in the first ever archway bar, and grab a bite from a tiny street seller inside the station. We visit a rooftop bar and community area of micro businesses for artists, bars, cafes and vintage sellers. On the streets, we'll grab a bite and drink at a converted multistorey carpark while watching the sunset over the city. We will end at my favourite hole, a video-arcade-dive bar for a round of shoot-em-ups.
The area is very casual so come in relaxed clothing, bring an umbrella, ID, a fully charged phone and your sense of adventure! NB. Credit cards accepted everywhere (don't carry too much cash)