12 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4TQ
Swift continues to cement its position as one of London’s top independent bars through its ability to suit any occasion or customer the busy streets of Soho are likely to throw at it. Once the site of legendary industry bar Lab, the bright and airy upstairs offers fizz, oysters and lighter cocktails – try the Sgroppino, a refreshing mix of lemon sorbet, prosecco and Italicus. Downstairs hosts one of London’s widest ranges of world whiskies in a moody, refined environment – the best place to enjoy one of the capital’s finest Irish Coffees. The service is all smiles with owners Mia Johansson and Bobby Hiddleston rarely off-shift and always warmly welcoming. The pair, who are supported by Nightjar and Oriole’s Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil, have created a modern classic of London and doubtless one of the best bars in the world, after just three years of operation.