Food & Drink

Creative Cocktails at New Marylebone Speakeasy

Purl Bar Opens

purl bar!

We know you love secrets, and we’ve got a real good one.

Purl, the latest covert cocktail spot, is now open in Marylebone.

Inspired by Dickensian gin houses and Prohibition-era speakeasies, the discreet venue is tucked away in the basement of a daytime cafe. The clandestine appeal extends to the atmosphere: dim lighting (chandeliers, fireplaces), cozy alcoves, exposed brick walls and jazz music. If your mobile doesn’t get reception, you can use the retro phone booth — or simply enjoy being off the grid.

The cocktails alone merit a visit. Artisanal highlights include elaborate ice (hand-shaved behind the bar or lavender-infused cubes), pomegranate foam and tiny balls of mango caviar to float in champagne.

Purl opens daily at 5 p.m. — sure to draw an after-work crowd. Try not to tell everyone.

Purl, 50-54 Blandford Street, W1U 7HX (020 7935 0835 or purl-london.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Purl

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50-54 Blandford St
London, UK W1U 7HX