Impressive surroundings? Check. Striking design? Check. Exquisite cocktails? Definitely check. 'When it comes to local boozing, this Scandi-cool meets art deco bar, which shares space inside a listed, Edwardian building with the Town Hall Hotel, is my new favourite spot,' says Kate. 'It's discreet, intimate and you can nibble owner Nuno Mendes's contemporary tapas at a snip of what it would cost you to dine at his restaurant next door.'
Where Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NU (020-7871 0461; www.viajante.co.uk)