The Whistling Shop is consistently ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars, and it’s not hard to see why
This is a Victorian-inspired speakeasy with a cozy atmosphere and cool vibe. It’s filled with old memorabilia from around the world, building on their theme of international drinking through the ages. The Whistling Shop’s latest menu features a globe highlighting routes across the world and the drinks that made each place – it’s very creative and all adds to the experience.
This isn’t your ordinary old cocktail bar; it’s tremendously well thought-out and sourced, with some very specific ingredients and infused-spirits. Goats cheese infused vodka, anyone? (It’s better than it sounds, honestly!)
They also offer a gin masterclass, perfect for those gin-snobs out there or anyone who wants to learn (and taste) a little more. You’ll be taken on a journey through the history of gins with some great stories and anecdotes thrown in. It’s like a step back in time and you really get a feel for where these drinks have come from. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, they’re so passionate about their drinks and love to share it with you.
The Whistling Shop is an amazing spot in Shoreditch, a must visit if you’re in the mood for some deliciously unique and creative cocktails. We really can’t recommend this place enough!
Price: (££ – £££)
Vibe: Cosy and atmospheric, with an incredible level of detail