Can't find the perfect cocktail? Of course, he was right: the marriage of the sweet passionfruit and vanilla infused cocktail with the dryness of the relatively floral prosecco made for a concoction that awakens every single tastebud. Swift Bars – 12 Old Compton Street, Soho & 91-93 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch. ... Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739.

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peter robinson  |  November 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm, Pete Robinson we played the 2is in 59/60 on a Sunday afternoon then Tom Littlewood booked us to play the Star Club in St Marys Cray then with Gary Mills & Screaming Lord Sutch At the Civic Hall Orpington, Great Times for our band, known as Danny Fraser and the Jets……………, 7. Long live Rock ‘n Roll! You can book tables downstairs, and it’s sensible to do so. Star drummer Rory Blackwell set his non-stop drumming records at the 2is. Enjoy delicious cocktails from expert mixologists in the heart of London's vibrant Soho. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Change ), Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed, https://musicstorytellers.wordpress.com/the-history-of-the-2i%E2%80%99s-coffee-bar/. Chas Beaumont, lead guitarist of the Worried Men, who played electric guitar, an old cello-bodied Epiphone with a DeArmond pick-up, was the first guitar player in the 2is to play single string runs and solos with any real fluidity according to Wally Whitton. Open to non-members Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm, phone to reserve a maximum two-hour booking, Open from 7am, this is the ultimate early morning drinking spot, plus their breakfasts are banging. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Jerk Sparrow is undeniably a complex cocktail to mix, but the quality and smoothness of the flavours makes it well worth the £9 asking price. 3. He would inspired a string of budding guitar heroes who made their apprenticeship there including Tony Sheridan, Hank Marvin, Joe Moretti, Ritchie Blackmore, Albert Lee…. Taking over the former LAB site on Old Compton Street, the two-storey bar is set up as follows: UPSTAIRS …features a standing bar, where you can nip in for a power shot of pure decadence. • 66-70 Brewer Street, 020-7292 3518, hixsoho.co.uk. However, although it attracted the big names – apart from The Beatles and The Rollingstones who never played there – the limited capacity of the club meant profits were not great and The club closed its doors at the end of the following decade. By the way, how could we communicate?

Paul Lincoln and his partner, Ray Hunter, thought that the prime location between Wardour Street and Dean Street would ensure abundang passing trade but they were soon becoming concerned as the whole Street was jam-packed with other Coffee Bars. The speakeasy vibe sees you through the heavy curtain and into a dark, New York-style of room with muffled jazz coming from somewhere. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, Jan 2017.LAB was created in 1999, which makes it a granddaddy in London’s cool bar 2. Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with ... Old Compton Street, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H. ( Log Out / 

Noise levels are high, but no higher than in comparable places. 0.02 miles from here. As a result most clubs had closed or been transformed into discoteques, there came the final hours for venues such as the Star Club, Cavern Club or The 2i’s…, 1. Be sure to book one of the comfy chairs by the window if you're just drinking, or, if the sun's out and you're quick, get a table outside. East London's top five culture highlights, London's top five art exhibitions to visit, marie-antoinette@experimentalcocktailclub.com.

'Bar Soho' on Friday(28-5-2010).jpg 3,264 × 2,448; 1.76 MB 'Sex Shops' of Soho..jpg 3,264 × 2,448; 2.17 MB. As a result, at the beginning, trade was not exactly brisk. Along the street are numerous other gay bars including Comptons of SOHO and G-A-Y. Over the next 6 years many of the great names of British Rock scene and even American acts such as Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis performed on the same stage. • 12 Old Compton Street, 020-7437 7820, labbaruk.com. Nestled into one of Soho’s many sidestreets, you’ll find the birthplace of one of the most famous cocktails in the world: the Porn Star Martini. Swift Bars – 12 Old Compton Street, Soho & 91-93 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch. Mon-Sat 4pm-midnight, Sun 4pm-10.30pm, Tatiana Mercer, blogger at Reviews by the website BarChick.com, A city farm, a Victorian cemetery, a nature reserve … Sally Schafer recommends the best places to go if you want to escape the Olympic crowds and explore east London, Catch these fun happenings while you can, say Mat Osman and Chloe McCloskey of the guide Le Cool London from a hot-tub cinema to a St Tropez-style bar right by the Olympic Park, School's out for summer but there are plenty of affordable events in the city to keep the kids entertained outdoors, writes Gemma Bowes, Available for everyone, funded by readers. What's New On AIL . Open 6pm-3am, Sun 6pm-midnight, Milk & Honey has been around for years and it still serves some of the best drinks in London; it takes the art of boozing very seriously indeed – every fruit juice is squeezed by hand, and ice in the members-only Red Room is chipped from a twice-frozen block of mineral water using an ice pick.

• 12 Old Compton Street, 020-7437 7820, labbaruk.com. Mendl signed him up and Hicks became the first British Rock’n’Roll star as “Tommy Steele” after the release of his debut record a month later. Old Compton Street gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.

Covent Garden We met up with General Manager Marco Piroli to find out more. Cliff Richard paid a visit to the club looking for a touring band. With dim lighting, leather sofas, mirrors, an apothecary cocktail bar and free Twiglets (best bar snacks ever?!) Served on the rocks and  garnished with a twist of lime and some beef jerky, it’s not half bad to look at either! It's all dark wood and red leather, with a big long bar to sit at. Originally a training school for bartenders (The London Academy of Bartending, 1996-1999), we've since created and hosted some of London's most creative bartenders resulting in one of the biggest and most unique cocktail menus, with cocktails like the porn star martini, founded and created at LAB. great time great memories, 8. “When it was created”, Marco explained, “it was intended that the drinker should take a sip of the martini followed by a sip of the prosecco”. Be the first to receive the latest London events and deals information: We will never give your email address away. Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. About Enjoy delicious cocktails from expert mixologists in the heart of London's vibrant Soho. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... Old Compton Street, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D. London & Partners is the official promotional agency for London. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Gerry Kirk, Sydney, Australia. If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister.

Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.The nearest station to Old Compton Street is Leicester Square Tube Station which is about 3 minutes to the South East.Old Compton Street is in the London area of Soho.

This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. ( Log Out / 

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Whether you're a cocktail afficianado or new to the the cocktail scene, there's a cocktail from everyone. Choose from punches, cups, cobblers, hot drinks and flips, fizzes and swizzles (from around £8.50).