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12 days of Pingmas: The hidden gems of London

Last updated: 16/12/2021

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a hidden gem in the heart of the ci-tee! As part of our '12 days of Pingmas', we've curated the top 10 secret and lesser well-known restaurants, bars and clubs to be found in London. From a 6 course Michelin star-quality tasting experience for only £35 to the cosiest house party-like bar, these 10 secret venues are sure to delight all those who chance upon them.
The Garden at The Lane
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10. The Garden at The Lane

The newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane, affectionately known as The Lane, has now reopened, reimagined as an all-day destination for entertainment, dining, drinking, art & culture in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Open all day and every day, the stunning Georgian building is now a place for everyone, not just theatre-goers, to meet, socialise, explore & enjoy afternoon tea, coffee, cock...

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The Hawk's Nest
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9. The Hawk's Nest

A forgotten corner of Shepherd’s Bush Market, transformed into a bespoke social space for groups to gather and couples to meet in the heart of West London. Venture through the nest and be welcomed into a hidden garden, full of artworks and flowers and treat yourself to the delights from our streetfood kitchen and cocktail bar.

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8. Anglo

Anglo is a modern British dining room by Mark Jarvis, ran by his head chef Anthony Raffo and manager Marie Danzanvilliers. With an emphasis on simple, refined dishes, we offer our seasonal tasting menu Tuesday to Saturday dinner and Friday/Saturday lunch. Here at Anglo we have made a few changes to improve your dining experience with us. We feel it is our responsibility to use only the best Brit...

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Experimental Cocktail Club Chinatown
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7. Experimental Cocktail Club Chinatown

Super secret cocktail bar where you'll find some super exclusive cocktails!

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The Top Secret Comedy Club
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6. The Top Secret Comedy Club

We've got all the hot acts on the London live comedy circuit, and a dangerously cheap bar to boot. Under 18s can attend but with a guardian, but prepare to hear some naughty jokes. The show finishes at 11pm.

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Lounge Bohemia
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5. Lounge Bohemia

Lounge Bohemia is amongst the most secretive of London’s secret bars. Audaciously retro decor, inspired by life in communist Prague. Molecular mixology resulting in insane creations. A nondescript door wedged next to a greasy kebab shop. Lounge Bohemia really does tick all the boxes for ‘idiosyncratic London cocktail bar‘, right down to the perversely sparse website.

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BookableSix by Nico London
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4. Six by Nico London

Six by Nico will be home to a series of carefully curated & constantly evolving restaurant concepts.

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3. Hunan

Hunan isn't your typical Chinese restaurant. Founded in 1982, we're the London restaurant known for not having a menu. Diners don't choose - they just tell what they don't eat and how spicy they like their food. We then do the rest.

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The Vault
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2. The Vault

An award winning cocktail bar under London's oldest Whisky Specialist

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The Little Blue Door
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1. The Little Blue Door

Join the flatmates for delicious food, delicious cocktails and weekly house parties & dinner parties from their cosy flat in Parsons green, Fulham.

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