Discover Great Spots in London and beyond...

Discover Great Spots in London and beyond...

Where to visit this July

London is a city that never ceases to amaze with its eclectic mix of history, culture, and, of course, its vibrant food and drink scene. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, finding a place that offers authentic and high-quality drinks is always a delight. This month we have three fantastic spots in London, Unwined Tooting, Sticks’n’Sushi, and Swift.

1. Unwined Tooting 

Nestled in the bustling Tooting Market, Unwined Tooting is a hidden gem for wine lovers.  

What to Expect:

  • Curated Wine Selection: Unwined Tooting takes pride in its ever-changing wine list, carefully curated by passionate sommeliers. 
  • Food Pairings: Complement your wine with delicious bites from their food partners. The menu often includes locally sourced cheese and charcuterie, ensuring a perfect pairing for every sip.
  • Events and Tastings: Unwined are famous for their tastings, they are fun yet informative; and an accessible experience no matter your level of wine knowledge. They can be in person or online, at their venue or a location of your choice, offering a fun and educational experience for both novices and connoisseurs.

Why Visit:
Unwined Tooting is perfect for those looking to escape the ordinary and dive into a world of unique wines in a cozy, welcoming setting. The bar offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can explore a rotating selection of wines from around the world.

What Unwined Represents:

  • Unwined believes wine is for everyone
  • They think that sharing food + wine with friends and loved ones is one of the ultimate human experiences
  • They genuinely want to help people discover the wonderful world of wine
  • They bring the story of wine to life in fun ways

2. Sticks’n’Sushi 

If you’re craving a combination of exceptional sushi and stylish cocktails, Sticks’n’Sushi is the place to be. Located in various spots around London, this Japanese-Danish fusion restaurant is renowned for its high-quality ingredients and innovative menu. 

Sticks’n’Sushi serves high-quality, fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill. So for those less keen on fish, there is a selection of chicken, pork, beef, and vegetable skewers - all grilled fresh to order.

What to Expect:

  • Sushi and Skewers: True to its name, Sticks’n’Sushi offers an impressive selection, the ingredients are fresh, and the presentation is nothing short of artful.
  • Creative Cocktails: The drink menu is a standout, featuring a range of creative cocktails that perfectly complement the food. Each drink is crafted with precision, using real, high-quality spirits and fresh ingredients.
  • Elegant Ambiance: The sleek and modern decor creates an inviting atmosphere, whether you’re there for a casual lunch or a sophisticated dinner.

Why Visit:
Sticks’n’Sushi is ideal for those who appreciate fine dining and are looking to indulge in a top-notch sushi experience paired with innovative cocktails.

3. Swift Bars

For cocktail enthusiasts, Swift in Soho is a must-visit. This award-winning bar is known for its exceptional service and expertly crafted drinks.

What to Expect:

  • Classic and Contemporary Cocktails: Swift offers a diverse menu that ranges from timeless classics to innovative new creations. The bartenders are true artisans, ensuring each cocktail is made to perfection.
  • Two Unique Floors: The bar is split into two distinct areas. On the upstairs floor, the drinks served are Swift by name and swift by nature. You won’t be waiting long. It’s the perfect spot for an early evening aperitif with your friends or a post-show nightcap and a bit of people-watching.
  • The downstairs bar is reservations only, so for all you precision planners out there, fear not you are equally welcome. The drinks on the menu downstairs are a little more complex and varied. Swift is proud to boast an extensive whisky collection from all over the world. How extensive you ask? Over 300, with the menu alone, runs to 68 pages. If you’re fond of a dram or two, this is one of the top whisky destinations in London.
  • Warm Hospitality: Swift is celebrated not just for its drinks but also for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff. They are always ready to recommend a drink that suits your taste and mood.

Why Visit:
Swift is the go-to spot for cocktail lovers seeking an exceptional drinking experience in the heart of Soho.

4. The Artichoke Amersham

Newly awarded with a coveted MICHELIN Star, Artichoke in Old Amersham, is owned and led by Chef Patron Laurie Gear and his wife Jacqueline.

Since first opening their doors in 2002 they have been a fantastic voyage of discovery and an evolution of innovative cooking in Buckinghamshire.

What to Expect:

  • Located in the heart of the old town, Chef Patron Laurie Gear, together with Head Chef Chris Chegwin, and a loyal and dedicated team, strive to offer the very best neighbourhood dining experience.

  • Artichoke offers inventive and refined modern European cuisine with a strong emphasis on seasonality.

Why Visit:

The Artichoke works closely with high quality artisan producers and local craftsman, helping to tie together their strong ethos, and Artichoke has received many awards and accolades for its seasonally changing menus, matched with impeccable service.



Whether you’re savoring a glass of wine, enjoying sushi with a creative cocktail, or experiencing the artistry of mixology, these venues offer genuine, high-quality drinks that cater to all tastes. So, next time you’re in London, be sure to check them out and raise a glass to the REAL drink experience!

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