Shoreditch Sky Terrace is a chilled rooftop bar accessed through the lobby of the Courthouse hotel in Shoreditch. While most rooftop spots get rammed when the sun comes out for a few minutes, the bar’s hidden location and crowd control means that the vibe is always closer to a private pool party in Ibiza than a Yate’s Wine Bar in Reading. It’s legitimately lovely when the sun’s out, and though the drinks are definitely an afterthought, it’s worth it for a nice view of the surrounding steeples and the City in the distance. Make a booking, or get there early.
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Tayer + Elementary
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Portobello Star is a very popular local hangout that also happens to make great drinks. Especially ones with gin.
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As far as bars go, Happiness Forgets in Shoreditch is nearly perfect. It’s a small room with casual, local vibes and actually great cocktails.
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The pizzas at Homeslice in Shoreditch will make anyone you’re with happy. They’re a bit pricey, but big enough to split with a few people.
London’s third Nobu, hidden away in the basement of their self-named hotel in Shoreditch. The space is impressive and the menu is predictively pricey.
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