‘A small and perfectly formed cocktail bar situated in the heart of Fitzrovia’.
Thus Bourne and Hollingsworth is described… by its owner.
But hey: if you don’t back yourself then no-one will.
Bourne and Hollingsworth – a quirky basement cocktail bar in Fitzrovia – combines Impressionist murals, mismatched chairs, and decadent banquette seating to create the unique and unusual sensation of getting lightly sozzled in the National Gallery.
Speaking of which, the cocktail menu’s eccentric and imaginative, with drinks like the Time for a Cuppa (with Earl Grey-infused gin, ginger wine and gingerbread syrup) and the Campfire Cup (a frothy mug of orange, peach, Spanish liqueur and toasted marshmallows) packing a real punch.
It’s a genuine Fitzrovia gem, and – like its sibling around the corner (Rev JW Simpson) – is definitely worth visiting regularly.
Just like the National Gallery.
NOTE: They’re not kidding about the ‘small’ thing; you can, and absolutely should, reserve a table on their website before going.
Bourne and Hollingsworth Bar | 28 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JF
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