I’ve always loved a grimy rock 'n' roll bar, dark and dingy, floors sticky, serving up whiskey on the rocks and blaring guitar wielding metal and glam to your hearts content! Lucky for me being based in London, I’m spoilt for choice! Be it rockabilly, heavy metal, glam rock or anything in between, London has it! So if you’re looking to let your hair down and lose your mind in the sweet aroma of sweat, cocktails and adrenaline, I definitely recommend a rock bar and a fave of mine has got to be Slim Jims.
Situated on a very mundane high street in Angel, Slims radiates a fluorescent red glow inviting you in to lose your mind and find your soul and basically forget about the outside world for an hour or 5 haha. A sweet spot of escapism, I love Slims for its intimacy and fun décor which consists of thousands of bras hanging down from the ceiling, neon signs and a bathroom covered in white tipex like graffiti on jet black tiles. Sometimes it’s the detail we forget but I simply adore every inch of this grungy little dive bar.
If you're looking for a unique spot to drink, this little haunt is definitely worth checking out and I love it even more because not only is the bar stocked with carefully selected whiskies and liquor but they also have an extensive cocktail menu and a fab happy hour. The jukebox is loaded with all the classics from Led Zep to rolling stones and live music and DJ events take place from Wednesdays to Saturdays, what more could you possibly want.
Whether you're seeking some mid week adventure to escape the mundane 9-5 or you're simply all about living the free spirited life and need your next dose of reckless fun, Slim Jims is where it's at and will certainly ensure that you do just that!
Photography-Sikh and Dread (website: https://www.sikhanddread.com/)
Makeup-Carla Nunes De Aguiar (Instagram: c.artistry.1978)
Hair-Laura Lyn (Instagram: hairbylauralynlondon)
Models- Gia Ré (Instagram: 6ia.re)
Jules Cohen (Instagram: juliatcohenx)
Myself aka Lucy Sadana (Instagram: Lucy_unapologetic_)
Creative Direction- Myself and Rachael Burkinshaw for making us pose badass! (Instagram: xbugalugx)