Wednesday, 7 December 2011

London Love: Happiness Forgets

8-9 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

I am almost loathe to share this next one, because it was just so very lovely. But, it is Christmas (well, nearly), a time for sharing, and it may be that you are looking for the perfect spot to sit and sip a cocktail with a friend or two, cocooned from the dark night.

We visited Happiness Forgets in November, when the waiters were still sporting elegantly twisted moustaches, and the nights were inky black and misty, but still warm enough to venture out without gloves. We didn't get in first try, so the four of us went and drank margaritas elsewhere, leaving them with M's mobile number. Not too long after, we got a call back, returned to Hoxton Square, down the metal steps, to a table saved for us. Glasses of chilled water were brought over without having to request them (such a fan of this tradition from across the pond), then menus, and then wonderfully mixed cocktails. Friendly staff, not at all pretentious, the space not overcrowded, quiet enough to talk, whilst still maintaining a healthy buzz.

And the clincher? The 'no wallies' door policy, so very rare for this side of town.


  1. Oooh lovely! We've just booked the Shoreditch Rooms for our anniversary in March, so will remember this place- hope I pass the 'wally' test !

  2. Great photos, what a cool place. Stop by my blog for a give away.

  3. Ooooooooh - I'm turning a very unhealthy shade of green right now! Thank you for sharing .... sigh... I will have to settle for these atmospheric images though... sigh ... Oh why oh why does Perth have to be so far away from London!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing, it looks really good...

  5. What a gorgeous name...will need to check it out when I'm next down! Have a lovely Christmas btw x