Purl is a fabulous underground drinking den. Decked out in vintage furniture, it serves original and intriguingly named cocktails (What’s Your Poison? or Mr Hyde’s No 2) and a punch of the day. It's all subdued lighting and hushed-tone conversations, which only adds to the mysterious air. Booking recommended.

The name? It's an old English drink made from warm ale, gin, wormwood and spices. Sounds come from the jazz/blues stable, while live jazz is on the cards Wednesday nights.