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Unique Bars & London’s Hidden Gems


London is undoubtedly a city that knows how to deliver exceptional bars. There’s no shortage of interesting and unique watering holes to explore, but if you’re looking for something truly special, you might want to check out one of Hashtag Life's current favourites in the city: Control Room B in the Battersea Power Station, Mr Fogg’s Botanical Garden, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration, and Barts Bar in Chelsea.

Control Room B

Control Room B, Battersea Power Station
Control Room B, Battersea Power Station, London SW11

Control Room B at the Battersea Power Station is a bar unlike any other. Located inside the iconic Grade II listed Battersea Power Station, this bar brings you industrial chic and a one-of-a-kind experience. 

The original Control Room B of the power station, with all its original machinery and buttons galore, has been cleverly converted into a stylish and sleek bar, making it a popular destination for those looking for a unique and memorable night out. At a flip the switch, you can discover one of London’s most unique all-day bar experience. You can enjoy unique cocktail creations, under rosy red and plush purple lighting, whilst being frozen in time in the 1950s.

The bar menu offers a variety of botanical infused cocktails, as well as a selection of craft beers and fine wines, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the view of London’s prime architeture. The industrial-chic décor, combined with the historic location, makes Control Room B a must-visit for anyone looking for an unforgettable night out in London.

Control Room B
Upper Ground Turbine Hall B, 270 The Power Station, Circus Road South SW11 8BZ
Closest tube: Battersea Power Station
T: 020 7590 3606
W: for online bookings

Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals

Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals
Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals, Fitzrovia, London

Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals is a delightful oasis in the heart of London. This charming bar invites guests to step into an imaginary world inspired by the adventures of Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of Jules Verne’s classic novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. The bar is adorned with lush foliage and whimsical décor, creating a whimsical and magical atmosphere.

The cocktail menu is equally enchanting, with drinks inspired by exotic botanicals and fruits from around the world. Whether you’re sipping on a refreshing gin and tonic or indulging in a more elaborate concoction, Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals offers a unique and immersive experience for anyone looking for a whimsical night out in London. We opted for the Botanical Brunch every Saturday & Sunday afternoon from 12.01pm, located on the ground floor of the flora-filled House of Botanicals.

Delight in a botanical-inspired two-course brunch menu featuring a main and dessert, alongside ninety minutes of free-flowing Botanical Bellinis available in three unique flavours, priced at only £48pp!

Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals
48 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1QQ
Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road
T: 020 7590 5256
E: for online bookings

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HH

Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration is another gem from the imaginative world of Jules Verne, this time inspired by Phileas Fogg’s adventures as an explorer. This opulent bar is a tribute to the intrepid globetrotter, offering guests the opportunity to embark on their own adventures through an extensive cocktail menu.

The bar is decked out in fascinating artifacts and curiosities from around the world, making it a truly immersive experience for anyone looking to escape the ordinary and delve into the extraordinary. With its inventive and exquisitely crafted cocktails, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration is the perfect destination for those seeking a taste of adventure in the heart of London.

Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration 
1a Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HH
Nearest tube station: Charing Cross
T: 020 7590 5255 
E: for online bookings

Barts Bar

Barts Bar, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London

Barts Bar in Chelsea is a stylish and sophisticated speakeasy that captures the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, known as the “Prohibition Era”. The bar is hidden away behind an unassuming door in Chelsea, adding an air of exclusivity and mystery to the experience. Once inside, guests are transported back in time to an era of glitz, glamour, and decadence.

The bar boasts an extensive cocktail menu, filled with classic concoctions and innovative creations, ensuring that there’s something to suit every taste. The bar also hosts a variety of themed events and live music nights, making it a lively and exciting destination for anyone looking for a memorable night out in London.

Barts Bar
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW
T: 020 7581 3355
W: for online bookings


Whether you’re in the mood for a night of adventure, an escape to a whimsical world, or a taste of old-world glamour, these four London bars offer something truly special. So, the next time you’re in London, why not step outside the ordinary and into one of these memorable destinations? 





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