Located in what used to be a public lavatory, the Bermondsey Arts Club is a recently opened space, one perfect for winding down after a hard days work.
Upon arrival we walked down the stairs to find a dimly lit room filled with the sweet sound of jazz and an early 20th century tiled floor, fully restored to its earlier glory. With bespoke low tables and chairs, made in the clubs’ 20s art deco aesthetic and designed by interior specialists Artistic Spaces, everything about the place brings luxury to an unlikely setting.
At the back of the room sits a decadent marble bar, stocked with all the liquor and ingredients to create the signature cocktails on offer. The menu itself isn’t extensive, but here, quality really is more important than quantity. Make sure to ask for the specials when you arrive as these daily concoctions are not to be missed. Our favourite tipple on the menu was Arakkis – a mix of gin, curacao, orange blossom, lemon, egg whites and bitters – with the Equinox coming a close second. Not a mixology lover, then look no further to the right side of the menu where you will find perfectly chosen wines and champagnes.
If live jazz is your soundtrack of choice, then make sure you head to the South London bar for Wednesday Live, every Wednesday night from 8.30pm.