Heads + Tails, the bar bringing a Hackney edge to Hampstead

Heads + Tails, the bar bringing a Hackney edge to Hampstead

First, it was the knot of greenery cascading overhead, then our table – which Stephen, the bar manager, miraculously flipped down from a copper grate concealed in the wall – and finally, the coiffured ebullience of Stephen’s facial hair: quite something.

We’d walked no further than 100m from tube station to bar but I felt displaced. “We are in West Hampstead, right?” I ask my companion, itching for the validation of Google Maps, “not Stoke Newington?” But as I reach for my phone, a coterie of fur-clad glamazons swish past our table with the proprietorial swagger of ‘locals’, quashing my concerns, silencing my friend and sinking us into our bar stools at once.

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