Have lunch with the inmates of a high security prison, stroll through a sex shop into a Mexican restaurant, sing your heart out in a clandestine Korean karaoke club, tap your toes in a gypsy swing club, get pickled in a marooned Irish pub, join the sixties club that’s still swinging, drink cappuccinos made by murderous bikers, play petanque in a central London cellar, tap an oak-tree trunk for whisky …

Discover over 140 places with eye-popping decor, eccentric owners, and unusual menus. This guide to London’s most peculiar and under-the-radar bars and restaurants is for serious foodies, intrepid drinkers, urban explorers — and anyone curious to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in London.


“The perfect gift for that friend who thinks Café Rouge is a bit exotic.” –

“I put the guide to the test around Covent Garden and Soho  two of the most touristy parts of the capital – and uncovered a host of gems I’d never encountered before, despite living there for seven years.” – Rob McFarland, Australian Traveller


Hannah Robinson is a Scottish-born screenwriter, director and author who splits her time between London and Edinburgh. She has made a raft of prize-winning short films and animations, holds two Hollywood feature screenwriting awards and is a script consultant for Sir Lenny Henry. She has worked as a food journalist for The Scotsman and The List magazine, and is the author of Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide for Jonglez – the best-selling guidebook to the city. Hannah is the creative force behind the cultural tourism web project, “The Story of Edinburgh in 101 Objects”. She has recently set up Palindromicals, a creative production company, and is currently making a podcast series about laughter.

Rachel Howard is a journalist and author who has lived in almost every borough in London. A regular contributor to Conde Nast Traveller, The Guardian, and The Telegraph, Rachel writes mainly about travel, food, and the arts. As well as Secret London – An unusual guide (also published by Jonglez Publishing), she is the co-author of Mykonos Muse, an insiders’ guide to the wildest Greek island, published by Assouline.


AUTHORS: Hannah Robinson & Rachel Howard
PAGES: 256
FORMAT: 10.5 x 19 cm
ISBN: 978-2-36195-280-8
PRICE:  17,95 € – US$21.95 –£13.99