When it's Summer in London, you occasionally need something delicious and frozen to distract you from the heat, or at the very least console you when it's raining. Again. With that in mind, here are the most delicious ways to get your ice-cold calories around town.
TOMSCOOPERY scoops up delicious gelato and ice cream inside of a brewery for your enjoyment.
Thankfully not just a really honest nightclub, MEATmarket's the little cousin of the insanely successful/busy Meat Liquor located on the upper deck of Covent Garden's Jubilee Hall with stool seating, a long bar, and a fast-casual, take-out-optional approach specifically designed to cut down on your wait, but not necessarily your weight. At all.
Both twisting and pleasing the tongue is no easy feat, but Quiquiriqui ("cock-a-doodle-doo" in Spanish) steps up to the task by being London's first "genuine" mezcal bar. Hidden below a Hackney kebab shop, its founders spent four months touring Mexico, forging relationships with small producers who "literally had donkeys pulling stone wheels" to make their hooch.
Purl is a classic-style cocktail bar serving up warming drinks in a rustic setting with live music including jazz & blues.
Austria doesn't get the attention it deserves -- especially considering it produced Mozart, Freud, and a certain dictator who Freud would say was waaay overcompensating for his missing testicle -- but Bodo's here to change that, by recreating an Alpine ski Chalet in Ken. High Street, filling the space with oak, stone, and, of course, blonde waitresses dressed in dirndls.