Portside Parlour

By Maeve
63-65 Broadway Market, E8 4PH
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Mon - Fri: 5pm - late, Sat and Sun: 4pm - late
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Taking tips from Alice in Wonderland, it seems like portals to another world are very on-trend in the city. They’re no longer just for Mayors of Scaredy Cats – move over SMEG fridges, London’s got a new offering in the form of a toilet. Head to the bottom of a creaking wooden staircase and you’ll be greeted with a toilet. What’s to love is that it’s not just a secret door – there’s more to it. Pull the chain on the curiously old-fashion loo and unveil the hidden bar. Welcome to Portside Parlour, it’s all shades of amazing. Add in that inside it’s all low-ceilings and candle-light down in the basement with red sofas, old books, tables and chests, oil lamps and an odd waving cat. Bring your dates to the loo and wow them with some spirited goodness – how about Hot Buttered Rum? Yum. / Claire Tayler 

Photo credit: Addie Chin