History Of The Bar Scene In London
London is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to go to. It has been around for centuries and somehow feels like little to nothing as changed. Now the London never used to be the happening hot spot it is today. In fact, a lot of stuff happened in London to help make it one of the best date spots in the UK.
Let's start at the beginning. So, as you know, London is old. It is royal. It's one of the number one tourist destinations to go to. However, it wasn't always like this. Times have really changed.
It was rumored that the first bar has been around since 1420. That is a hell of a long time ago. That means it is almost 6 centuries old. Ushering in a new age of London nightlife culture. Bars in the beginning were a place for men to go to escape their day to day lives, drink away their sorrows from the war, etc. While the reason for going to the bars has not really changed, apart from less war, the bar scene has changed.
In the early 1900s, it was common to not eat out as much as we do now unless you were apart of a higher class of people who were a part of elite clubs. Men were majority of the bar patrons during this time as the women would stay at home and hold down the fort and take care of the kids. The best clubs and bars were owned by a company called Jo Lyons & Co and have been around since 1909.
When the 1920s rolled around, things were heating up a bit. Prohibition was on the rise so people flocked to underground speakeasies to escape the day to day life and enjoy some bootlegged liquor and listen to smooth jazz music. There is nothing more kickass about the roaring 20s then speakeasies and flapper girls. It differed slightly from the American 20s, but it still held the same value.
In the 1970s, the era and style changed with the introduction of punk rock music. Suddenly underground bars that hosted a certain type people started popping up. Smoking was more prominent, the kids were safety pinning their clothing together. The Clash and The Sex Pistols were playing shows all over the United Kingdom and causing a stir among the higher class. The kids were alright and this phase died down as the decade progressed, but not without a fight. The good thing about this scene was that, unlike the 1920s, those who loved it kept the style going for generations. Punk rock is still a popular style and holds the anarchist values.
The scene has changed a lot over the years, seen a lot of different fashion and hosted different varieties of people. However, one thing has always stayed the same. London, England is forever a cultural hot spot for some of the best bars and clubs and London date spots around. Taking a vacation here is something you will never forget. Instant Hookups loves London and want to share with you all the good times that come with London. God save the Queen, right?