Named after a long-departed department store that once stood nearby on Oxford Street, Bourne & Hollingsworth in Fitzrovia is an eccentric venue, aiming to encourage an alternative night on the town. Already a destination hangout for those in the know, this basement retreat offers an intimate, parlour feel, making it the perfect space for anything from off-beat poetry readings to high-octane prohibition parties. Diminutively attractive, the bar boasts eccentric and extravagant interiors, reminiscent of a stylised 1920s living room.
Teaming flowered silk wallpaper and lace tablecloths with leather paneled bar and soda siphons, Bourne and Hollingsworth’s retro atmosphere rests somewhere between that of gentleman’s club and chintzy tearoom. Irresistibly chic, its cocktail menu looks to the sharp and sophisticated tipples of the 1920s and 1930s for inspiration. Gin Fizz is not obligatory but it does seem the right place to start.
Bourne & Hollingsworth
28 Rathbone Place,
London W1T 1JF
020 7636 8228
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