Bradley’s is an institution – it’s been around for over 50 years, and before that it used to be a gentleman’s club… or a brothel – the bartender wasn’t sure but then was there much difference at the time? Probably not. Either way, you can tell that this place has seen some sh*t. They show all the best Spanish football too, it kicks off and it’s awesome.
It’s tiny, with all sorts of things up on the walls and something about it that makes you not want to leave anytime soon – that could be their original 1972 jukebox playing a selection of rock/blues 7”s.
The bar downstairs opens at 5pm and it’s got even more going on than upstairs – do get stuck into their great beer selection, including several Spanish beers (it’s one of the only places that you can drink Mahou on tap in London), and do try a Tequila Sangrita (a shot of tequila followed by a shot of spicy tomato juice). They’re not wasting time on food – this is a classic boozer. Small but perfectly formed!