October 2017



We’re not ashamed to say that our Instagram posts are still full of cocktails and what we eat – if it looks good, it looks good and seeing as many of London’s mixologists aren’t just creating cocktails but also mini works of art, we can’t help it. So we’ve rounded up 10 of London’s most [...]


Exploding balloons, creme brûlée and a whole load of smoke. It can only mean one thing…


Yep you guessed it... tennis.  Only jeffing. We're talking about London's most innovative cocktails at Marylebone's smouldering speakeasy bar, PURL.   We popped along to PURL at 4pm a few weeks back. Daytime drinking you say!? Not at all like us at all! Honest (hic).  It has an air of prohibition glamour about it: moody lighting, [...]

Exploding balloons, creme brûlée and a whole load of smoke. It can only mean one thing…2017-10-04T14:33:22+01:00

August 2017

Mixology in Marylebone


This basement Marylebone cocktail bar was one of the first on the London molecular mixology scene — here you’ll find incredible smoky potions, billowing smog, leaping flames, foams and all sorts of boozy magic. The bare-bricked bar is a special mishmash of old Victoria charm and plush vintage glamour, with worn Chesterfields, faded books on [...]

Mixology in Marylebone2017-08-21T14:05:47+01:00

July 2017



Purl has been part of the Marylebone scene since May 2010. A one-off, independent venture, this chic basement bar is owned by Bryan Pietersen and his brother, the internationally renowned cricketer, Kevin. Yes, really. That said, you’re unlikely to find KP mixing the Bloody Marys on a wet Wednesday day in March. In fact, this [...]

PURL, 50-54 BLANDFORD STREET, MARYLEBONE, LONDON W1U 7HX2017-07-12T13:53:35+01:00

June 2017

Meet Lukas – Manager


Every great bar needs someone to hold the reins and here at Purl London that someone is our Manager, Lukas Stafin. Polish born and bred from Szczecin, Lukas joined our team in May 2016 and has taken Purl from strength to strength. As well as being based at Purl, Lukas is also involved in the [...]

Meet Lukas – Manager2017-07-08T20:34:26+01:00

Meet Bryan – Owner & Director


As I mentioned before we are a small bar, and as with any small business there is a name behind the sign you see swinging at the top of our staircase. So let me introduce you to Bryan Pietersen, one of the Owners & Directors at Purl, who has been around since day dot and [...]

Meet Bryan – Owner & Director2017-07-08T20:41:51+01:00

February 2017

October 2016

August 2016

Masterclass Giveaway!


#beabartender It's here our 1st Instagram masterclass giveaway! You could win a cocktail masterclass for 2 with 1 of our experienced mixologists, including 3 of our specialised cocktails and nibbles. So if you want to spruce up your cocktail skills or learn a new trick or 2 then enter now by heading over to our Instagram [...]

Masterclass Giveaway!2016-08-01T11:14:08+01:00

July 2016

17 of the best hidden bars in London — and where to find them


If you know where to look, there are a number of hidden bars in London. There's a speakeasy disguised as a detective agency, a Chinatown parlour serving drinks and dim sum behind a nondescript green door, and even a cocktail bar tucked inside a laundromat. We've put together a list of the coolest secret bars in the [...]

17 of the best hidden bars in London — and where to find them2017-05-10T11:36:53+01:00
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