Whether you're a cocktail fiend, a lounge lizard or an ale and crisps aficionado, you need never again be stuck for a place to go for a drink in London. This guide describes cocktail bars, gay bars, private clubs, pubs with comedy, music and theatre not to mention places to pose, pull and party the night away. Find out where the best Irish, Mexican and Australasian joints in town are, where you can stay late, play games, watch sport or eat breakfast.
Each short entry is written in a witty, chatty style and has information on opening times, when food is served, which credit cards are accepted and where the nearest tube station is. There are also street maps which show you where the venues are area by area. You can find out if there is wheelchair access or a private room which you can book; you can even see a list of the draught beers available. This guide is full of amusing anecdotes which fill you in on the history, the personalities and the ambiance of a place as well as tips on how to get past the doormen.
This guide is very portable, very readable and very necessary for a good time in London.
Evening Standard Books, unlike many other guidebooks, are written by experts who enjoy the wide exposure and profile of being columnists in the Evening Standard newsapaper. The books are reviewed and advertised alongside features or columns in the newspaper which is excellent for publicity. They are also gaining the reputation as the most up-to-date and authoritative guides to London.
Edward Sullivan has been the editor of three previous Evening Standard Guides to London Pubs and is a regular commentator on alcohol industry issues. He writes about travel and provides features for a wide variety of national publications. He is also an Evening Standard writer and Hot Tickets columnist.