The Best Bars in North London
London’s Best Bars According to the London Lifestyle Awards
We’re chuffed to announce that Pall Mall Barbers is in this year’s running for the London Lifestyle Awards Hair Salon of the year! We’re in good company – the list features some of the capitol’s best bars, restaurants and cultural attractions. You can check out the shortlist and cast your vote here until October 14th. In the meantime, here’s our take on the nominees for the best bar award, looking at the best bars in North London.
Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas
Albany Street, NW1
Nearest Tube: Great Portland Street
The clue is in the title of this one. A native of Barcelona, Javier de las Muelas has been described as “The High Priest of the Martini”. A youthful obsession with James Bond films (of course) and the detective novels of Raymond Chandler shaped his belief that the martini is not just a cocktail, but a cultural icon that distills film, literature and history into one perfectly chilled glass. There are other drinks on the menu, if you insist, but Dry Martini is a temple to this classic concoction and there’s no better place to partake of the sacrament.
8-9 Hoxton Square, N1
Nearest Tube: Old Street
Happiness Forgets promises “high end cocktails, low rent basement”. We think “low-rent” is a bit harsh. There’s not a gold-plated tap in sight, but the candle-lit basement has plenty of cozy seating and tables for two to recommend it. They say they keep half the tables free for walk-ins, but don’t get too optimistic. The place is deservedly popular, so be sure to book if you’re hell-bent on getting a seat.
Ladies & Gentleman
2 Highgate Road, NW5
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
There’s no shortage of places in London promising dishes made with “local ingredients”, but Ladies & Gentleman really means it. This Highgate bar not only sources fruit from nearby Hampstead Heath and honey from Kentish Town bees, but it also has a 16 litre copper still which produces its own label “Highwayman Gin”. If you’re around on a Tuesday night, pop in for Gin Club at 7pm – you’ll be taken through the history of the spirit before creating your own bespoke bottle to take home.
The Dead Dolls House
181 Upper Street, N1
Nearest Tube: Angel
Dead Doll’s House started its life as a pop-up in Dalston, but it’s climbed to the top of the housing ladder since then. It now resides in an impressive three-story Victorian Townhouse situated on the prime real-estate territory that is Upper Street. You could stop in for drinks, dinner and dancing at the ground floor Parlour Bar, but events are where the House really comes into its own. This year they’ve teamed up with Go Glam Productions (who list their clients as Secret Garden Party, Lovebox and Soho House, among others) to offer a full party-planning service for up to 450 people – making it not only one of the best bars in North London, but one of the best party venues too!
The Gilbert Scott Bar at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Euston Road, NW1
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross St. Pancras
Kings Cross has undergone a revival in the last decade. What was once an area steeped in vice is now home to some of the world’s top tech companies, restaurants and of course, the Eurostar. The Gilbert Scott Bar (named for the prolific English architect who designed the original building) sits on the ground floor of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – its painted ceilings and bell chandeliers exuding the sort of romance that was once part and parcel of rail travel. This is the place to get you in the mood before you hop on your train to Paris. The cocktail menu changes with the seasons, but their signature 1873 – made with Bombay Sapphire gin, cranberry and rhubarb – is a year-round favourite with newly-respectable locals and passing travellers alike. Also, it’s perfectly located for grabbing a drink after a haircut in our forthcoming Kings Cross store!
What do you make of the lineup of the best bars in North London? Are your favourites missing? Don’t forget to cast your vote here for your favourite bar and of course, your favourite barber!
Find Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross Just Minutes Away from the Best Bars in Kings Cross
We recommend visiting Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross before your amazing time spent at one of the bars we recommend for you. Don’t forget to make your first impression count with Pall Mall Barbers.
Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross
Pall Mall Barbers London one of the most respected London Barber Shop in London, grown into an international barber shop with shops across London. Pall Mall Barbers London a name synonymous with men’s barber shops – providing the best mix of traditional barber services for the modern man. Pall Mall Barbers is one of the oldest and most respected barbering brands in the world. We have set the benchmark for the style-conscious gentleman, giving the perfect grooming treatment to any gent who walks through our doors.
We are empowering and developing every gentleman’s distinct style for over 500 years of combined experience in the industry and we know exactly how to make your first impressions count. One of the first things that people notice when they meet you is your hairstyle. Make sure you leave a great first impression!
Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross Location
Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross Address: 68 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
Conveniently located near to Kings Cross rail and tube station as well as St. Pancras International, our barber shop is just a short walk away – tucked just behind Kings Cross, near to Central Saint Martins and Regents Canal, nestled amongst the many media buildings including the Guardian HQ at Kings Place.
Hair – Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross – Best barber shop Central London
Whether you’re looking for something new or just want a better version of your ‘usual’, getting your hair cut and styled is a big deal. It’s going to have an impact on how you feel, how you’re perceived and it’s something we take seriously. Hair is our art and craft, it’s our science and business too – this means when you enter our place to experience the best men’s haircut Central London has to offer, you can rest assured that you’re coming into a place where your head is in safe, experienced hands. We’ll discuss your desired look, offer some advice and then execute the perfect cut and style!
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Facial hair needs styling too! Getting your beard trimmed, shaped and sharpened is a great way to add definition and character to your appearance. With steady, experienced hands and a keen eye for style, our store is staffed with experts who can design your beard like an artist creating a masterpiece.
Shaving – Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross – Best barber shop Central London
As mentioned, the classic wet shave is one of our star services because we’ve been doing it for so long and refined it to perfection. Nothing beats the feel of our luxurious foam and the refreshing swipe of our sharpened blades, as they groom your face to perfection. You’ll feel rejuvenated, reenergised and ready to roll!
About Pall Mall Barbers
Providing a traditional service in a modern manner, Pall Mall Barbers has a long established history of providing hairdressing and grooming to gentlemen, dating back over 120 years. Founded in 1896 at No. 27 Whitcomb Street, The Pall Mall Toilet Saloon, as it was historically known, was a standout in St James’ and Pall Mall. Pall Mall Barbers has grown and evolved over the years, and across our 6 London locations in Trafalgar Square, Fitzrovia, Bishopsgate, King’s Cross, Westminster and Paddington, we employ a staff with over 350 years of international barbering experience between them. We train our barbers on the fundamentals of exceptional hair cutting, beard shaping, and wet-shaving and base our service around educating our clients to help them get the best of their look and grooming routines. We produce award-winning grooming including a 5-Step Shave System for use at home and in barber shops, as well as a selection of styling and haircare products.