At a train station
You can always find good bars and restaurants in an all manner of places. You must have found a unique place somewhere you weren’t expecting? How about a train station? Immediately erase the thought from your mind of a small station with two short platforms, I’m referring to a major London station in the shape of King’s Cross.
Now, of course, big stations will always have a number of pubs, bars, and restaurants to cater for thousands of commuters but many of these are the same places you find everywhere else. How about a place that is unique, relaxed and makes you think I’ll come here again, even though it’s in a train station. I don’t know anyone who makes a pub or bar in a train station his or her usual watering hole. I was of this mind too until GNH Bar came into my life.
GNH bar is located to the left of the main entrance area to King’s Cross station. I had been passed it before and always wondered what it was like inside. One Saturday evening I was out with a friend and I suggested we GNH bar because we were going back to King’s Cross anyway.
We entered the bar through a side entrance away from the regularly congregated entrance with people sat outside. We had to walk through a few corridors and an automatic door but there was no one else around. My friend and I turned to each other I said, are we actually walking to the bar or to somewhere else? Our questioning was over when the final set of doors lead into the bar.
We were in the bar around 8.30 and it was largely busy but there were a few spaces for sitting and we sat on a couple of the high stools. 18 signature/classic cocktails are available on the drinks menu. I’ll be honest I can’t remember which one I ordered but it was something red and fruity that was very nice. They also make traditional cocktails like mojitos and martinis that are not on the menu you just have to ask. But GNH bar is not just a place that’s alive at night.
It is open from 7am till late, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snakes. So it is a busy place throughout the day catering for all different needs. Live music also takes place at GNH bar. We were fortunate to see a live performance the evening we were there from Ramzi Sleiman, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter. This added to the good atmosphere and made the evening more enjoyable. As people left throughout the evening, others continued to enter to fill the empty spaces to keep the bar busy. From the GNH bar website this bar is “London’s new rival to the great railway bars of the world” and I would recommend giving it a try whatever time of the day for a memorable experience.
Have you been to GNH Bar?
Do you like a bar with live music or prefer somewhere more mellow?
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