There are an infinite amount of cocktail bars in London. How do these places work to stand out? How do they work to be different?
I was introduced to The Folly by a friend a few months ago and it’s become my go-to drinks destination ever since. Located on 41 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0BT, a three minute walk from Bank Station, it’s situated in one of the most beautiful areas of London. With so much going near-by as well, Folly can be somewhere to kick off the night, or somewhere to party through to the early hours of the morning with cheap, affordable cocktails. In addition to this, The Folly doubles up as a restaurant through out the day, so you can also go earlier on and have a nice long boozy lunch.
The Folly captures your attention the minute you walk through their front door. The fairy lights, modern decor and the overall lighting and ambience is so warming and stunning that it’s the perfect place to dress up nice and look good and have the most casual and fun evening. The plants or trees even along the front give you an indoor garden feel which is the most relaxing thing. The size of the place is impossible to be ignored in those first few steps either, with a massive area for tables and a bar as you walk in and then a tremendous staircase to the same on the floor below. Almost feels like something out a film when you’re walking down and you catch the eye of your lover at the bottom who is looking up at you in awe 😉 ALL in slow motion.. although knowing me I’d trip and fall.
The times that I have come here, have been on a Friday and Saturday night and let me tell you now, it gets MIGHTY busy. The whole bottom floor of the image above would just be filled to the brim with people going for drinks after work and birthdays etc. I’m normally not a fan of overcrowded places for a drink but the atmosphere with the pop music playing and the very affordable drinks (not usual for London!) keeps it remaining, for me, one of the nicest places to go on the weekend for a drink. Although a point to mention, even though I’ve had it a lot worse in London, on a Saturday night you’ve definitely got to be patient waiting for drinks at the bar!
The Folly is such a happening place with their late nights of partying starting from a Thursday. They offer so much in terms of atmosphere, food and drinks with the opportunity as well to hire out a private dining experience or take part in one of their cocktail master classes.
Make sure to comment below if you’ve been and what you thought about it, or if you haven’t been let me know if it’s somewhere you’d like to go?! I’ll come with !! 😉
Here are some of my photos from The Folly!