Beach Blanket Babylon (Shoreditch)

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Beach Blanket Babylon (Shoreditch) Standing on the doorstep of London's inner city and marked by larger-than-life gargoyles, Beach Blanket Babylon is a lush and glossy cocktail lounge popular with a fashionably forward crowd. London England 51.523928 -0.0739735
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Beach Blanket Babylon (Shoreditch) - Bar | Club | Restaurant in London.
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Party Earth Review Standing on the doorstep of London’s inner city and marked by larger-than-life gargoyles, Beach Blanket Babylon is a lush and glossy cocktail lounge popular with a fashionably forward crowd. Heavy glass doors give way... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    London Overground: Shoreditch High Street

  • Phone:

    0207 749 3540

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 5pm–midnight; F–Sa 6pm–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

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Standing on the doorstep of London's inner city and marked by larger-than-life gargoyles, Beach Blanket Babylon is a lush and glossy cocktail lounge popular with a fashionably forward crowd.

Standing on the doorstep of London’s inner city and marked by larger-than-life gargoyles, Beach Blanket Babylon is a lush and glossy cocktail lounge popular with a fashionably forward crowd.

Heavy glass doors give way to a spacious room whose centerpiece is a square island bar where liquor bottles arranged on a light box pedestal create an altar to intoxicating spirits, and corporate high-flyers down A Walk in Shoreditch cocktails.

An entire back wall is given over to a looming clock face on which time stands still, as if giving the city slickers permission to idle away a few guilt-free hours.

Overlooking the bar and lounge is a partitioned dining area where metrosexuals and glamazons pick through the drinks and food menu as though flipping through a fashion catalogue – and indeed, the menu is designed to mimic a magazine layout, complete with pouting model on the cover.

Links to the fashion industry continue downstairs, where fashionistas and Vogue subscribers perch on raised Victorian stools to listen to the DJ’s beats or watch models stomp across the clubroom at the occasional runway shows.

Splashed with perfume and dripping with opulent accessories, Beach Blanket Babylon is pedicured to perfection and expects the same from its image-conscious clientele.

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Tip from Adriana:

If you want to watch your dinner date squirm, have him or her order Sex on a Stick, a sharing platter for two.

  • Crowd

    Corporate professionals, designers, and brand-obsessed fashionistas, 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient piano and orchestral show tunes. Occasional gallery exhibits, DJ nights, and fashion events.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Global dishes ranging from wasabi nuts to French lobster caesar salad.

    Beach Blanket Babylon has a homonymous sister bar in Notting Hill (45 Ledbury Road) with a similar vibe and clientele. Happy Hour M–Th, Su 5–8pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers £6.50–£10.50, entrées £13.50–£37, sharing platters £13.50–£17.50. Beer £4, wine £5.50–£10.50/glass or £19–£55/bottle, cocktails £9–£10.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dressy chic: high heels, cocktail dresses, preppy vests, dinner jackets.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the off-duty buzz of professionals who work hard and play harder.

  • Close By

    French restaurant Les Trois Garçons (1 Club Row) offers fine dining in a sophisticated setting.

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