Food & Drink: The Worship Street Whistling Shop and The Zetter Townhouse

The Worship Street Whistling Shop and The Zetter Townhouse are East London’s latest drinking emporiums to celebrate the extravagance of 19th century drinking.

We love these new experiential drinking venues, both reviving forgotten recipes while pioneering cocktail innovation in completely unique settings.

Opened last month, The Worship Street Whistling Shop, created by Fluid Movement, comprises a bar, a Dram shop and a dining area, and serves up Gin-heavy cocktails and feasts of Victorian style fare.  Inspired by the lavish Gin palaces of the 19th century, guests can book into laboratory master classes to be led on a multi-sensory journey of tastes, sounds and scents, eventually distilling their own unique elixirs.

Another atelier to whet your appetite for revivalist drinking is The Zetter Townhouse, also basking in the splendor of this burgeoning trend.  Maestro Tony Conigliaro, of the infamous 69 Colebrook Row bar, serves up cocktails inspired by old recipes for bitters, tinctures and herbal remedies.  The quirky decor alone is enough to satisfy with taxidermy, vintage furniture and collected treasures adorning the walls.

A space to indulge in a spot of revelry and experience drinking pastimes of yore, both bars perfectly encapsulate the eccentricity of the age while creating a forward thinking approach to the traditional drinking experience.  Equally refreshing additions to the London bar scene.

The Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, London EC2A 2DU.

The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 Saint John’s Square, London EC1V 4RF.

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