I was happy to hear about this new place – mostly because it’s always good to have a late night option near the home, but also because the space has so much potential and it sounds like these guys are going to try and do something interesting with it. MODE offers a different ‘chapter’ each 6 months, a theme that serves as a base for art installations, food, cocktails and line ups. Chapter one is inspired by the industrial revolution, with an original old church organ as well as a plane hanging in the middle of the space at the moment. I arrived late on a Friday night and thought it looked cool (and different from the Supper Club). The music was a bit too electro for me, it didn’t make me want to dance but I had a good time cocktail drinking at the bar anyway. The owner mentioned they are getting some great artists in, both signed bands as well as new kids on the block, so I’m definitely coming back for some more. It’s £20 each to get in. Acklam Road | Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park | +44208 354 3864 | Website | £££ (Opening hours: Wednesday: 6pm – 11pm, Thursday: 6pm – 1am, Friday: 6pm – 3am, Saturday: 6pm – 3am)
I discovered this absolute Gem in London last weekend when I ended up here by accident. I had the most amazing time. The place is a perfect mix of club and cocktail bar hidden in the basement of a backstreet in Fitzrovia. The bar looks utterly charming and stylish, inspired by New York in the glamourous 1920’s. It has a dance floor and various spots to sit. I LOVED the ‘cave niches’ a la David Lynch with red velvet curtains where you can easily sit with about 8 people. Open until late!
Bolsover House, 5-6 Clipstone Street, London | Tube; Great Portland Street | +44207436 0035 | £££ | Website