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The Friendly Society
79 Wardour StreetSohoLondonW1D 6QG
- +44 20 7434 3805
This place is simply a trip.
You'll not find it by accident, as it is down some stairs accessed from the street through a fairly innocuous door in Wardour Street (don't accidentally enter one of the strip joints next door, unless you have access to a second mortgage...).
As you descend, you are enveloped by the swimming pool theme, with the turquoise décor recreating exactly that of a...more
Quirky decor and cocktails! Two things I really like. The whole bar feels as if it is underwater due to its light blue colour, booths and by being a basement to start with. I still can not decide it it looks futuristic or old school, probably because it feels like what they considered futuristic in the 80s and 90s. There's also Barbie and Ken dolls nailed on the ceiling, which is kinda creepy...more
The quirkiest bar in Soho for me. I literally walk in and feel like I've gone following the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. From figurines hanging from the ceiling, doggie vases, circular fish bowls and interesting mood lighting; this place will have you looking around for a while.
I got a mojito here and it was spot on. Usually the place is packed on Saturdays but went on Sunday and was empty....more
The premise of this bar is a good one, all the ingredients are there to be a splendid addition to the selection of gay bars in Soho. However, it's almost like they're trying too hard and have completely lost their way. There's too much going on. Plastic dolls glued to the ceiling. Underwater decor. Handbags hanging from the ceiling behind the bar. A fish tank (that could do with cleaning!)....more
I once went to the Tate Modern to see an exhibition - one of those that you pay a little extra to see. One of the most memorable pieces of art I saw (and in fact have ever seen) was a garden shed, filled up with a lifetime of junk and blown up with explosives then put back together using wires to give an impression of how the shed looked a millisecond after the explosive went off. I remember...more