Slim Jim’s Liquor Store is a classic student bar with an edgy twist. Namely the decor, including the coolest ceiling I’ve ever seen.
Yup you saw that right. If you donate a bra, you get a free bottle of wine. Shirtless for Chardonnay, ladies! Did I mention London’s posh?
Modern Art Chandeliers?
Slim Jim’s is just seriously on point with interior design. They have an award winning jukebox, which is worth mentioning because it’s so dumb. Seriously, whose giving out that award?
London’s best (only) juke box is complemented by some peng* neon letters.
*It’s slang… from England.
Side note: I got to reunite with one of my favourite people in the world. One of the best things about travelling is the people you meet. And the best people often have the same need to travel as you do, so you’ll end up meeting again. My Brazilian bestie from a summer in London two years ago is now studying fashion here & took me out for drinks. Not much has changed tbh, except we dress better now.
Every time I’ve been to London, I’ve wanted to have a “proper” English tea time, with scones and crumpets with cream in a ridiculously posh tea room with people who actually say “posh” in (in that sexy British accent of course).
My friend Fiona introduced me to her close friend Eliza, a super sweet and fun girl, who, after hearing I wanted to do something “like, super British,” invited us to have tea at her gym.
Uh…what? Thanks but I’ll pass drinking some Lipton out of a styrofoam cup while watching people sweat. Just because there’s tea involved doesn’t making it super British, Eliza.
Couldn’t have been more wrong. Turns out Eliza is one of those classy people who down play their affluence etc. (a trait I adore). Her “gym” was the Hurlingham Club: an exclusive country club, the type that if you’re not a member by age 5 then you’ll never be one.
The grounds were gorgeous, especially the tennis courts, as The Hurlingham Club is where the players warm up before The Championships, Wimbledon.
Earl Grey, scones with cream, cucumber sandwiches, and custom, individually wrapped Hurlingham Club chocolates.
Ministry of Sounds is a proper, super basic club that over prices drinks, over hypes sub-par DJs, and is overall the perfect place for a drunken reunion with your British besties.
MOS is more than just a club though. It’s seriously spiritual.
To be fair, there were some people there who definitely looked like they were having out of body experiences and divine realizations. But I have a suspicion that was just our friend Molly blabbing in their ears. She can be so pious, it gets annoying.
Also some guy asked if it hurt when I fell from heaven. So there’s that.