By Sean Taylor Williams, a loud, opinionated and incredibly social New Yorker who made London his home.
As someone who migrated across the pond from New York, the bar is set pretty high when it comes to which drinking dens, secret London bars and pubs I like to frequent of an evening (or on a lunch break, but who’s keeping score?). One of my favourite things about living here is you’re never never too far from a good drink, so the list of the best bars in London just keeps on getting longer. From old man’s pubs to notorious gig venues, hip hop dens to legendary London wine bars, London’s got it all. To me, the best bars in London are the ones that can offer you more than a cocktail that changes colour and invariably smokes as you’re sipping it, and a cool post for your Instagram. It’s somewhere with a history, and a raucous tale or two to tell. So this is my guide to London’s best secret bars - secret’s out, I guess - that I feel really personify the spirit of the city.