Picture of Bourne And Hollingsworth, W1T 1JF

Bourne And Hollingsworth, W1T 1JF

Down some steps at the bottom of Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia is this tiny bar.

Inside the decor is firmly early-20th century vintage, even a little bit unstylish, with simple wooden tables (some a bit wonky), tablecloths, and candles hidden in teacups photo. The impression of a speakeasy is only enhanced by ads for a prohibition-era themed club night where people dress appropriately.

The space itself is small, with space for about 10 tables around the sides of the room. Although at 5:30pm on a Thursday evening, we were the first people there, it was fairly busy by an hour or so later.

The bar is very small, just a short counter, with only one beer on draught (Asahi). A short cocktail list sticks to basics (all £6.50, with a few champagne cocktails at £7.50, and non-alcoholic cocktails at £5). The gin fizz is simple but effective, and their own 'Re-Bourne' is likewise very successful, using limes, elderflower cordial and Plymouth gin in a highball glass.

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Last visited by Ewan and Kerry, October 2011. Opening hours taken from Time Out website, May 2008.
OS X co-ord: 529567 OS Y co-ord: 181541 (Latitude: 51.517937 Longitude: -0.134023)
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