The Doodle Bar – Battersea
I know that Made in Chelsea is a god awful show, I do know that but I have to say that it is useful for finding some quite cool places in West London. Like the Doodle Bar for example. When I first moved to London I lived in a hideous tenement block around the corner and I can assure you that back then there was nothing like the Doodle Bar. The most exciting thing the area had to boast was occasional sightings of Vivienne Westwood as her studio is nearby. My old block of flats has been reduced to a pile of rubble and been replaced by expensive lattes. I have to say the area is much better for it though. Doodle Bar is in a cool warehouse type thing with some other design agency’s and a brewery, it’s more like the sort of thing you would find in Shoreditch to be honest. It’s open all day but it’s quite dark so its strong point is as an evening bar in my opinion.