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Secret London : unusual bars & restaurants

Author: Hannah Robinson; Rachel Howard
Publisher: [Versailles, France] : Jonglez Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Edition 07View all editions and formats
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Discover a secret club frozen in time since 1946, press the champagne button to summon the bubbly trolley to your booth, read the infamous list of house rules of a members' club hidden behind a door with no sign outside, join a louche club in the original dressing and rehearsal rooms of a theatre, sweet-talk your way into a secret bar frequented by the Pogues and John Lydon, find a guide who'll squeeze you into an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Robinson; Rachel Howard
ISBN: 9782361952808 2361952807
OCLC Number: 1035364194
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
Contents: Paolina's Thai Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Coram Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Indian YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Odin's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19RIBA Restaurant and Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20October Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Camera Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Court Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Architectural Association Dining Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Weekend supper at the Wallace Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Paul Rothe & Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33L'atelier des Chefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Postcard Teas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Courthouse Hotel Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Inamo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Centre Point Sushi Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42The Phoenix Artist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Rosso di Sera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Poetry Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Le Beaujolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Soho's Secret Tea Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53New Evaristo Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Bobby's Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Experimental Cocktail Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Upstairs at Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61CellarDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63India Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Knight's Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Berry Bros & Rudd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68Centro Galego de Londres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Tung Tong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Ariadne's Nektar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77Ginglik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79Sporting Clube de Londres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Books for Cooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83Under the Westway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85Tsiakkos & Charcoal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86Inaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89The Tiroler Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Cafe Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93Bel Canto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94Mandalay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97Alfies Rooftop Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99Swan & Edgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101Dinings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103Windsor Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105Ace Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Shayona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110Czech and Slovak Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113Oslo Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115Cab Shelters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116Nice Green Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119Huong Viet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121LMNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125Ye Olde Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126Lounge Bohemia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129Time for Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133The Six Clerks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135Ye Olde Mitre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137Breakfast and Brunch Bar (Cock Tavern) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139The Viaduct Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141Simpson's Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143Wilton's Music Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144Wapping Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147Jamboree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Fat Boy's Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155Palm Palace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157Lowiczanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159Mes Amis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161Barts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162Phat Phuc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165The Doodle Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167The Vincent Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169Brunswick House Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171Bonnington Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173Ragged Canteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175Sirena's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177Garden Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179Marie's Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180Bunker Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182The Boot & Flogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18440 Maltby Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187The Lobster Pot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189Upstairs Bar & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191Lisboa Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193Whirled Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195Pasha Kyrgyz Kazakh restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197No67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199The Big Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200Fan Museum Orangery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203Rivoli Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204"
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140 places with amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food, old-time survivors and more that will please and astonish underground and post-industrial fans, refined gourmets and cocktail drinkers,  Read more...

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