If you’re dating in London and looking to try somewhere new in 2014, this selection of East London bars will provide something a little different for you and your date.
Apples & Pears
26 Osborn Street E1 6TD Closest Stations: Aldgate East/Whitechapel
Situated just off Brick Lane, this bar offers a unique blend of styles with its mixture of comfy leather chairs and lively art work giving it a great vibe. The atmosphere is laid back with a constant rotation of good music on offer along with a packed calendar of different nights. If you fancy taking your date to see a band or both like a style of music, chances are you’ll find a night on that’s to your liking.
If you’re fan of cocktails then you’ll find plenty to enjoy at Apples & Pears, with a wide ranging menu offering many seasonal cocktails including locally sourced ingredients and exclusive in house infusions, giving you the chance to try something a little different.
With a mixture of good music and a medley of drinks available, Apples & Pears is definitely worth checking out and a great place to go on a date.
The Book Club
100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH Closest Stations: Shoreditch High Street Overground/Old Street Underground
Finding its home in the heart of Shoreditch, The Book Club is a great place to grab some breakfast or lunch in a friendly, spacious and relaxed environment with décor to match. Gorgeous brickwork, a quirky assortment of dining furniture and a ping pong table (on which many a tournament is won or lost) give you a good indication that this is a great place to come for a relaxed date.
The Breakfast Menu is packed with delights including the Full English, with everything you’d expect included and all cooked and served to a fantastic standard. Equally as varied is the Lunch menu, boasting delicious homemade soups, pastas, wraps and pies.
By evening The Book Club transforms into a great venue for nights and parties. They hold a selection of events including Ping Pong Tournaments and host of DJ’s so if you’re after a date with something a little different, be sure to check out The Book Club, day or night.
65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY Closest Stations: Shoreditch High Street Overground/Old Street Underground
Hidden away on a side street of Shoreditch, Callooh Callay is a bar with more to offer than first meets the eye. Venturing inside you’ll be greeted by the main bar with a décor and atmosphere that will leave you and your date feeling like you’ve been transported to a neo-Victorian Lewis Carroll novel in all its glory. Behind the bar, you’ll find friendly staff serving some of the finest cocktails on offer in London.
But there’s secrets to be discovered in Callooh Callay and the real reward comes when you book a space in The Lounge. Entry gained via a hidden passage through a wardrobe takes you to a private area complete with table service, giving you and your date the perfect place to relax, talk, and enjoy each other’s company.
Whether you’re looking for a lively atmosphere or a secluded spot, Callooh Callay has both on offer; a fantastic place to go on a date in 2014.
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