For those with a penchant for the well-hidden basement bar, Bart’s Speakeasy is honouring the Chelsea Flower Show, which happens to be just down the road, from 21-25 May.
Celebrations are best when there’s booze thrown in, so bar manager Vincenzo Sibilia has rolled up his sleeves and created ‘the Chelsea Flower’, Grey Goose vodka infused in-house with lavender, with peach liquor and jasmine essence. The floral martini is garnished with even more lavender: undoubtedly an alcoholic elixir for those who loved Parma Violets in childhood.
In addition, the Cuban garden sees a welcome return (as will the sun), where you can converse among the plants (or with, we heard it makes them grow). The Fancy dress box will be packed with hippy garb, under the theme of ‘flower power’, for when you’re too inebriated to care that you look like the bastard child of John Lennon and Janis Joplin.
Bart’s Speakeasy, Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, London, Greater London SW3 3DW
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 6pm-12.30am, Friday-Saturday: 6pm-1.30am, Sunday: 5pm-11pm