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Tuesday 14th of July 2015
Famous for its nightlife, London has thousands of bars to choose from dotted across the city. Whether you’re staying North, South, East or West, we have selected a couple of Easirent favourites for you to enjoy.
1. American Bar at the Beaumont
Located in the affluent area of Mayfair in central London, the American Bar at the Beaumont is a stunning, 1920s style bar with a walnut interior. Decorated with hundreds of photographs of notable British and American celebrities of the 1920s through to the 1940s, the American Bar specialises in cocktails, bourbons and American whiskies.
2. Bradley’s Spanish Bar
Bradley’s Spanish Bar is the place to go if you’re in the mood for a low key, unpretentious tipple in the capital. Nestled in the heart of London’s stylish Soho area, Bradley’s Spanish Bar is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Serving up a wide variety of beers to its many regulars, this snug, upbeat venue has a vinyl jukebox with a wide variety of classic tunes to enjoy.
3. Euston Cider Tap
The Euston Cider Tap, a former Victorian gatehouse is today London’s only dedicated cider bar. Serving up bottles of cider from farms all over the United Kingdom and France, the Euston Cider Tap is located in North London, just 50 miles from London Luton Airport. Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and visit the Euston Cider Tap’s stunning heated beer garden and choose from one of the 150 beers on offer.
4. Carpenter’s Arms
Once owned by London’s infamous East End gangsters, the Kray twins, the Carpenter’s Arms was formerly a true gangster’s paradise. Nowadays, the Carpenter’s Arms is renowned for its roast dinners as opposed to its former landlords. A team of friendly staff welcome guests in to this relaxed little pub, which is nestled in the heart of the trendy Brick Lane.
5. Ape and Bird
The Ape and Bird is a cosy little bar located on Leicester Square in the heart of central London. Favoured amongst locals as the place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourists outside, the Ape and Bird is a Venetian inspired basement bar that is alight with flickering candles, to really give an ambient atmosphere. Just 34 miles away from our Easirent depot at London Luton Airport, the Ape and Bird is home to a beautiful commissioned mural that isn’t to be missed.
The Dove is a charming little pub that is steeped in history. Located on the banks of the River Thames, people flock to this traditional tavern each year to get the best spot to watch the famous Oxford vs Cambridge boat race. If walls could speak, they would have many stories to tell; the Dove was the place in which King Charles II wined and dined his mistress Nell Gwynne and it was also the place in which the poet James Thompson penned the immortal lines of Rule Britannia. Head through to the side of the bar and you’ll find the ‘smallest bar room in the world’ according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
7. The Pineapple Pub
A firm favourite with the locals of Kentish Town, The Pineapple Pub is a listed English Heritage site. Serving up real ales and a wide selection of other beverages, the pub is housed in a stunning mid 19th century building. Pop in and enjoy Cheese Thursdays or chill out in the conservatory at one of the semi annual beer festivals that the pub stages.