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Guide: The Best Bars And Restaurants in Shoreditch

  All the fun around Old Street If that hideous show, Extreme Makeover, was about London neighbourhoods, Shoreditch would’ve featured in the first episode. The area has come a long way in the last 20 years, and even further since it took a drubbing from Luftwaffe bombs in WW2. This neck of the woods has undoubtedly become much wealthier, but it retains a vibrancy that makes it one of the finest London locales in which to live it up. Pop-up bars, independent shops, tech entrepreneurs and extravagantly tattooed creatives munching Vietnamese baguettes side by side: if it’s variety you seek, you’ve come to the right place. Huckle’s first shop opened at 340 Old Street in 2012, so it seems about...

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Good drinks, no wallies

A chat with Huckle’s favourite bartender Happiness Forgets, in Hoxton, London, is one of the best bars around. In fact, according to this popular global bar guide, owner Ali Burgess’ creation is the tenth best bar in the world. Huckle is proud to call Happiness Forgets a friend, so it seemed only right we should pay them a visit for this blog. On a sweltering June evening, we caught up with bartender Dan Garnell in the dimly-lit basement drinking den. He recommended a Tokyo Collins; Beefeater Gin and Yuzu Sake shaken with fresh lemon and grapefruit juice, topped with soda. Long, refreshing and the perfect accompaniment to midsummer meltdown in the capital. How did you become a bartender? Dan: ‘I...

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