Have you ever noticed that the centre of the London Underground map forms a bottle? From its neck, which opens up between Liverpool Street and Tower Hill, the Thames seems to flow - some marvellous pale blue elixir.
The relationship between London and liquid is irrefutable. We thought it was high time someone wrote a book which properly celebrates this flowing synergy.
Enter Londonist Drinks:
Our book is over 180 pages of sparkling writing, curiosity quenching trivia and enough tips on the best speakeasies, wine joints and characterful boozers to last you a lifetime.
It's also beautifully illustrated by a top-notch team of artists.
In Londonist Drinks we venture into the city's most haunted drinking dens; discover recipes for iconic cocktails created in London; sneak into the Beefeaters' secret clubhouse; quaff cocktails in old toilets; get in a cheeky half at London's best pubs close to train stations; and ask WHY there are so many pubs called The Blue Posts...
There's plenty for teetotallers too: from a potted history of tea, to a trip on a milk float around Walthamstow with a long-serving milkman.
It makes one heck of a handsome coffee table book (which it fitting, seeing as we've written a chapter on coffee). And we reckon one or two of your pals would rather like it as a gift too. 😉
Thirsty for more? Londonist Drinks is now available to buy on Amazon for less then a tenner. Or seek it out in one of London's independent book shops.
Our first book, Londonist Mapped is also available to buy.