12 November

Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018

Best Experiential Bars in London

Immerse yourself in some of London’s best themed bars

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London has some of the best bars in the world; whatever you can imagine you can be sure London has just the place. Here are three of our favourite themed cocktail bars that will take you on a journey around the world, make some magic and cook up some of the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted.

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The Cauldron

Perfect for: making magic potions

Using molecular mixology and a magic wand–yes, really, a real working magic wand–you can create your own magic spells in this immersive cocktail experience. The experience is nearly 2 hours. During your slot, you’ll get to create two magic potions, sample some poetic mead, and oh, did we mention you will also get to don a magic robe? It’s the perfect place to unleash your inner witch or wizard. The hardest thing when you leave will be relinquishing your wand. As well as providing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic potions, they also offer gluten free and vegan options too.
Location: South London
Observe tip: Booking is a must!

Nearest station: Elephant and Castle

Official Cauldron Site

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ABQ London

Perfect for: Breaking Bad fans

Describing themselves as an immersive fun house, ABQ hosts 3 experiential spaces, 3 bars and pizza. Set to the backdrop of loud, thumping music, you’ll get to cook up a storm in the RV bar. For two hours you’ll receive a welcome drink while you get to grips with syringes, bubble making, dry ice, hydrosol air and infusing extracts to make two cocktails. It’s a great night out, mixing up mouth-watering cocktails with your mates, listening to what they describe as banging hip-hop and Latin beats.
Location: East London
Observe tip: You can chance a walk in, but we recommend you book to avoid disappointment

Nearest station: Hackney Central

Official ABQ Site

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Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

Perfect for: an around the world adventure

Mr Fogg’s hosts a selection of taverns and parlours all designed to take you back to the Victorian era and his travels around the world. Phileas J Fogg was renowned for completing his daring around the world adventure in 80 days back in 1872–a pioneer of his time. Now you can immerse yourself in the places he stayed and lived in, from Mr Fogg’s Tavern to the House of Botanicals and our favourite the Gin Parlour! Here you can find over 150 gins that Mr Fogg collected over the course of his globe-trotting adventures.
Location: Central London

Nearest station: Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Charring Cross, Liverpool Street

Official Mr Foggs Site

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