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50-54 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 7HT
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Signature cocktails from £10

I’m a late-comer to London’s cocktail scene and have realised there much to explore. Last week, G and I headed for a romantic meal, followed by a drink at a bar she’d heard about. We wandered into Purl, which manages to pull off an atmosphere of pre-prohibition paradise rather well. Jazz and swing music of the 1920s welcomes you along with really quite friendly door-staff. The décor is all stone arches, private booths, books, pianos and chandeliers and the drinks are sensational; they even make their own tonic. I had a Negroni which took my face off, and G had a Silver Fizz. Both were absolutely delicious. These guys are cocktail experts and will guide you through their extensive menu. Dress up, dress down, it doesn’t matter, but as a newbie to this cocktail malarkey, I can’t recommend this place enough. / Jake Jones


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