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Date Night In London | The Piano Works

February 11, 2017
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One of the things I love about living in London is the endless choices of activities that you can do. Musical plays, comedy shows, themed restaurants, dining experiences, museums – it basically covers every single thing one might fancy doing on any given day. Unfortunately though since I’m now working again I have very limited time to enjoy these options which is why whenever I do get that precious weekends off, The Greek Mister and myself are always out and about enjoying what the city has to offer.

A few weeks ago we went to see a play on a Saturday night and then went to The Piano Works on a Sunday night. The play wasn’t that good and thankfully, The Piano Works was able to save that weekend for us.

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The Piano Works is a bar/restaurant where a pianist performs songs requested by the audience. I don’t know about you but that sounds like my kind of place to spend a good weekend in. I had all the songs I was going to request ready (Bohemian Rhapsody? Lol) but then we didn’t realize that Sunday nights are Brazilian nights. Boo hoo! Not that I’m complaining as we still had a great time. The music was good and the salsa dancers were awesome to watch. If only The Greek Mister can dance.

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Can I also say that it’s probably the cheapest bar/restaurant that I’ve ever been to here in London? 4 bottles of beer for £10 and £4.50 for a glass of mojito. If anyone knows a place which offers a cheaper price than that please do tell me because so far, this is the one to beat for me.

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I loved their food as well although I only ordered picanha from their Brazilian menu so I’m not sure if I was just lucky to choose the right dish or they actually cook delicious food. Having said all that, I think this is my favorite date night venue in London so far. I’ll definitely go back and hopefully, I’d be able to go on a normal night with the pianist.

£4 – 1 pint of beer
£3.5 – 1 Caipirinha
£10 – 4 bottles of Budweiser
£18 – 4 glasses of mojito
£5 – 1 picanha

The Piano Works
113-117 FARRINGDON ROAD
FARRINGDON, LONDON EC1R 3BX
Visit their website for more information.

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18 Comments

  • Reply LJ Legend February 27, 2017 at 07:04

    I am from London as well and have never really ventured out to Farringdon, but this bar looks awesome and my kind of place great atmosphere, live music, excellent priced alcohol and mouth watering food (yummy). P.s love a bit of Queen songs especially Bohemian Rhapsody or Don’t Stop Me Now!

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:38

      Oh you should definitely visit it then. I do want to go back there soon to have a normal night there and not a Brazilian. 🙂

  • Reply Samantha Sparrow February 27, 2017 at 06:40

    Oh I LOVE The piano works! One of my fave nights out in my home city, I love the atmosphere here and surprisingly it isn’t too expensive given the location and popularity. Also, amazing to go on Brazilian night – you’ve made me want to go back next weekend.

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:40

      Oh Samantha, that’s awesome! I’m glad that it’s one of your fave nights out in London because I feel the same way about it too. Lol. It kinda justify my good taste when I know that someone else likes it. Haha! Did you go back there then?

  • Reply Clare February 27, 2017 at 03:42

    That looks like a great place to spend an evening. I went to a piano bar in NYC and it’s a great way to spend an evening. I love listening to live music and its great that they get them audience to choose the songs 🙂

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:50

      I love piano bars but this is unique because it’s a very interactive piano bar, lol. I really want to test their abilities to see if they can actually play anything that I’d request. :p

  • Reply Brittany from Boston February 26, 2017 at 20:07

    How fun! Can’t believe I didn’t know about this place when I was studying in London! I had a few faves for cheap drinks but mostly I was using the student discount, so I appreciate that this place is affordable for all. I’m keeping this on my list for my next trip back to London!

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:51

      It’s very rare to find a place as cheap as this here in London so I’d consider it a treasure! :p

  • Reply Mel February 26, 2017 at 07:16

    Glad The Piano Works made up for a disappointing play. It looks really fun, and I do love Brazilian music even if I can’t salsa dance. And you can’t beat yummy food and inexpensive drinks! This place sounds like a winner. Can’t wait to hear your report from a “normal” night.

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:52

      I also can’t dance salsa but I sure had fun watching all of them. :p

  • Reply Janine February 26, 2017 at 01:50

    London is marvelous. I lived in the UK for 2 years and would frequent the city often as I wanted to explore every corner. 10 pounds for 4 beers? You are darn right that that is cheap! I can’t believe you were able to find such a good deal in London! Sad the play wasn’t good, but happy you enjoyed the Piano Works!

    • Reply Noemi of Pinay Flying High March 3, 2017 at 19:53

      Oh yes! Even my husband couldn’t believe the price, we had to double check it with the waitress if we understood it correctly. Lol.

  • Reply Riely February 25, 2017 at 23:32

    I was just in London this past spring, and you are right they do offer a wide variety of cultural activities. I went to a local piano bar (not sure of the name), but the drinks were definitely A LOT more. How lucky that you get to explore the city and try out some of these spots. You should try it out again on a normal night.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 26, 2017 at 00:02

      I will definitely do it again. :p There are a lot of piano bars here in London and I do have a plan of going to all of them (if it’s even possible). :p

  • Reply Ashley Smith February 25, 2017 at 23:03

    Wow – that really is the cheapest place I’ve seen! I love the accordions and Brazilian night sound fuuuuun! I’m curious to know what play you saw though… 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 26, 2017 at 00:03

      It’s not worth mentioning really, the play was supposed to be a comedy but I probably laughed only twice the entire time. :p

  • Reply Nada Al Ghowainim February 11, 2017 at 14:24

    Yes, London has a rich cultural scene and there’s so much to see and do. I’m glad that you’re trying your best to take advantage of what the city has to offer. I would’ve requested ‘Careless Whisper’ if it weren’t a Brazilian night 🙂 Looking forward to reading about your experience when it’s a normal night.
    LOL @ “If only The Greek Mister can dance.” Don’t worry, we’ll rock the dance floor when I visit you this November inshallah 🙂 XXX

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