1. The Borough bar for aperitivo: Bar Swift
Third time’s a charm as they say, and Bar Swift’s Borough location is proof of that. Just around the corner from the Shard, Swift does the intimate cocktail lounge vibe perfectly – booth seating, high bar tables, black and white tiled floor, and mood lighting.
It’s a top-notch spot for apertivo, cocktails, and one of our favourite places to dip into for a nightcap before we make our drunken merry way home via Borough or London Bridge stations. Swift’s proximity to Borough Market influences an ever-changing seasonal cocktail menu and the interiors are – as always – so very Instagram-worthy.
We recommend booking but there’s always a portion of the upstairs bar set aside for walk-ins, and there’s a semi-private area for private hire if you and yours appreciate a little cocktail party as much as we do.