LABS 90 High Holborn
90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LJ
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13th May 2022 | 3 min read
Socialising with colleagues after work is an important part of the office experience for many. It plays an important role in helping colleagues’ bond and integrating new members, as well as for fostering your company’s culture. And with our network of workplaces spread across Camden Town, including LABS’ own headquarters, it’s fair to say we know the place very well.
There is many a watering hole in which you can relax and unwind with your colleagues after a day in the office, but below are our top picks for a fabulous experience with exceptional drinks and food all wrapped up in calm and comfortable settings.
Adjacent to LABS Hawley Lock is the newest addition to the growing number of places from London-based entrepreneur Eran Shachaf.
Bringing a contemporary twist on traditional Italian espresso bars to Camden, Americano at LABS Hawley Wharf offers artisanal coffee and a refined, all-day Italian food menu, with aperitivo cocktails in the evening alongside a curated wine and beer list in a beautifully designed bar in a neutral palette that makes the most of its canal-side views. We think it’s one of the best places for drinks in Camden Town to relax in with its views over Regent’s Canal.
Specialising in margaritas and mezcal cocktails served alongside tacos and tostados on Hawley Wharf’s prime roof terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal is the newly opened second F&B offering from The Lucky Club.
A retractable roof and heaters ensure that whatever the weather you will be able to enjoy this new oasis in London.
Cocktail highlights include the Frozen Naranjarita (tequila, mandarin, lime and agave) Pepino Margarita (tequila, Cointreau, fresh cucumber juice, lime, agave and salt) and the spicy Pica Pica (mezcal, mango juice, lime, agave, chilli).
Celebrating the speakeasy that rose to prominence in prohibition America is BYOC. You’ll find yourself stepping into the 1920s surrounded by vintage blackjack, rolette and poker tables converted into bars.
The concept of BYOC, however, is far simpler than routes taken by Americans desperate to quench their thirst. On your visit you’ll just need to bring your favourite, unopened spirits with you and once seated, you’ll be tended to by a mixologist, who will tailor the creation of five cocktails to your personal tastes using an array of homemade syrups, juices and bitters for £30 or £35 depending on the day of the week.
Tucked away under Camden Town Bridge in a former Victorian outhouse at the crossing of Royal College Street and Camden Road you’ll find this diamond of a cocktail bar.
Simple, yet flavoursome drinks using locally sourced ingredients are created in Crossroads, such as the 3 Apple Stinger or the Sugar Snap Pea.
An atmosphere that welcomes you in has been created by the bar’s minimalist, effortless and intimate aesthetic consisting of deep blue matt walls, industrial-style lights and warm wooden furniture.
This neighbourhood pub and restaurant inside the sensitively restored Grade II listed former horse hospital and stables building in Camden Market offers a large selection of artisan and natural wines alongside its beer and signature cocktail menu.
And if you pop down with your colleagues or friends on a Friday evening and you can sip your favourite tipple not just within its cosy surroundings but do so while listening to one of London’s most respected DJs and tuck into some of its modern rustic cuisine using seasonal ingredients.
Located on the roof terrace of Buck Street Market this cocktail bar is perfect for after work drinks in the sunshine. Its film-inspired cocktail menu, that includes the nutty and silky Pecan Blinder and the fresh and fruity 50 Shades of Grapes, will tickle your tastebuds or you can try its delicious beer and wine menu showcasing local breweries and British vineyards.
90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LJ
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