Here are the top 5 book bars in London to visit once lockdown is lifted..
A sophisticated gentleman’s club with an open roaring fire, cost velvet and leather arm chairs filled with a huge collection of antique books with a side of scotch on the rocks beside you. Gerald’s bar serving intoxicating potions alongside live music gives the venue every night of the week. Just the thought of old cigar and alcohol scents colliding with cologne and the sound of a grand piano filling your mind is the perfect escapist route a writer needs.
Library Bar At The Bush Theatre
During the day, the café – library is a great place to relax with your work, a good book or some casual friends. Serving, fresh pizza, Jamaican patties and our soup of the day to keep you warm in the winter or just coffee and cake if your on stopping long.
There is a new glass corridor leading out to the terrace, brilliant for the summer where you can speculate people for your latest novel. It’s a heavenly sun trap and one of the only outdoor cafe bars in the area.
Situated on Portobello Road next to the theatre, Electric House is a membership only club house with access to exclusive facilities. There are some Open House events and celebrity articles to keep up with online. If you gain access, there is an underground library where you can browse vinyl’s and books at your leisure with a delicious cocktail by the open fire.
City Garden Bar, Sky Gardens
Sky Garden was designed in 2004 by world-renowned Uruguayan architect, Rafael Viñoly. It is known as London’s highest public garden with 360-degree views of the city’s iconic skyline. The lush greenery (Mediterranean and South African plants) creates the perfect indoor outdoor space with observation decks and an open-air terrace. Open up your book or laptop while enjoying a cocktail or spot of lunch and explore the world of unlimited possibilities. Access to the Sky Garden is free of charge, but spaces are limited.
Teatulia Bar, Covent Gardens
Teatulia Tea Bar is a tea shop like no other. A space for conversation and contemplation, serving hot tea, cocktails, mocktails and delicious “Teatulia-infused” cakes. Their tea are 100% organic and are grown in their own tea garden in Tetulia, Bangladesh. Teatulia’s mantra of ‘better for you, better for our planet, better for everyone’ is infused in everything they do. You can even purchase the tea to enjoy in your own home – see their website.
The Tea Bar’s beautiful book wall sits pride of place encourages guests to delve into their favourite classics or to try something new. This is all right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. to select a book and enjoy it in the serene space, amidst the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden.