The Worship Street Whistling Shop is a 21st-century update of the Victorian gin palace. Using London's most innovative cocktail era as inspiration, the bar features striking interiors, including a seating area complete with a bespoke Victorian lamppost and original shop front windows leading to the Fluid Movement lab, where the team research new drinks and distil their own scents and flavours.
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Worship Street Whistling Shop
63 Worship StreetShoreditchLondonEC2A 2DU
- +44 (0)20 7247 0015
- Public transport:
- Moorgate, Underground
Good music, blues that made me want to get up and dance, okay rather than transformatively amazing cocktails, intimate decor, a snug with a bathtub (presumably for gin), friendly staff.
As quote unquote vintage ginjoint style bars go it's grand, sure. Average cost of a cocktail, about 11 pounds. There were nibbles on offer too but didn't have any this time around.
I'd definitely like to...more
Ya, so what this place is-- is it's not great.
With cheesy 19 yr old boys mixed with try hard shoreditch crowd (potentially dudes who work in a mundane office desk in the nearby Liverpool street office). Um, there goes a pretentiously solid no.
Menu is horribly designed by an intern or something, drinks are kinda slow and totally nothing special.
But yea, do come when y'all are on...more
BLOCKS OF ICE.
REAL BLOCKS OF ICE.
But I'm seriously biased. The norm in Los Angeles and New York for an absurdly expensive cocktail (though London cocktail bars seem still to be at least 2x the price of even the nicest establishments in the aforementioned cities) is to fashion it with appropriate ice. As in, don't water down my otherwise exquisitely made beverage with ridiculous ice! The...more
So what do you do when a friend has finished her exams for a 3 year course? You treat her to a celebratory cocktail of course! Plus (and let's face it the more important reason) you get an excuse to go out on a weekday! Do I need an excuse? No. But it's nice to not have to justify it to your bank balance the next day.
I decided to try a recommended Yelp spot, diving back in time to this late...more
The Whistling Shop is a gorgeous bar which seriously impresses when you walk in (would be great for a date). The menu is kind of a challenge to read, partly because it is so dark and partly because it is full of stuff I'd never heard of - there is a even a glossary although we were all still a bit bewildered! Staff were very sweet, although our poor server was new and was struggling to answer...more