When it comes to heated tobacco technology products such as IQOS, London is one of the friendliest cities in the UK. Aside from our London IQOS stores, we’ll take a whistle-stop tour through some of the city’s finest IQOS-friendly bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Plus, we’ll provide you with a quick guide to heated tobacco etiquette, so you can make your IQOS experience enjoyable for everyone.
Unsurprisingly, IQOS-friendly venues abound in trendy Shoreditch, one of London’s premier arts and tech hotspots. Of course, you have the IQOS branch at Box Park, however we’re lifting the lid of a few extra hang outs:
- Rolling Stock – a vibrant arts destination – is the venue of choice for many East London creatives. There’s a beer garden, bar and gallery, as well as an exciting underground space. The venue is well known for its burgers, but it also has a great selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers.
- Set just off Shoreditch High Street, Momento is a great place for a night out. The private garden in the back of the bar offers some peace and quiet, while there’s an extensive choice of craft brews, wines and cocktails on offer.
- A music venue with a 300-person capacity, Basing House is the place to go if you’re interested in contemporary electronic music, particularly house, disco and techno.
Kensington and Chelsea
While West Londoners may already be well aware of our Westfield IQOS branch and our new pop-up IQOS store on High Street Kensington, leafy Kensington and Chelsea also has its fair share of heated tobacco friendly venues:
- Famously open 24 hours a day, VQ Chelsea is a laid-back diner serving a variety of classic comfort foods. Breakfast is served throughout the day and night, while the menu also has a great selection of beverages, from breakfast cocktails to juice and smoothies.
- Albert’s (named after Prince Albert) occupies an iconic location on Old Bompton Road, and serves up a delicious menu inspired by modern Italian cuisine. This private members’ club and restaurant boasts a world-famous whisky and martini bar, and for those who are after something special, they stock whisky from the years of Prince Albert’s birth and death – 1819 and 1861.
- A late-night speakeasy with a cocktail menu inspired by the Prohibition Era, Barts enjoys a prime West London location on Sloane Avenue. There’s also a secret garden at the back, perfect for the summer months.
Just down the road from our Soho store, the financial centre of London is home to numerous bars and restaurants that are happy to accommodate users of heated tobacco technology:
- Located in the heart of the City, Salotto 31 offers fine Italian dining for those in the financial district. All the pizza chefs are from Napoli, while the restaurant’s intimate wine bar has an extensive wine list to choose from.
- City Zebrano serves up modern Asian-influenced European food, while sharing platters, pizzas and burgers are all available at the bar. There’s also a cocktail lounge, plus a team of master mixologists who’re ready to make a wide selection of classic cocktails and mocktails.
- VQ Aldgate, a sister restaurant of VQ Chelsea, offers a similarly relaxed vibe. It’s open 24 hours a day, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your heated tobacco at any time of the day or night.
Well-heeled Mayfair – last spot on the Monopoly board – also offers a decent selection of heated tobacco friendly spots:
- With Tiki décor and a stunning selection of fresh-fruit cocktails, Mahiki Mayfair is a great spot for a night out. It’s a real party destination, but you can also enjoy fantastic Pan Asian food at the Lounge Bar.
- Anabel’s, founded in 1963, is a stunning private members' club and restaurant. It’s based in an exclusive Grade I listed Georgian building, and stretches over 26,000 square feet. From the starlit dance floor to the intimate bar (featuring a selection of gorgeous artwork) Anabel’s is an elegant venue for a drink or meal.
- A cocktail bar based in the former residence of Phileas J. Fogg, the famous adventurer, Mr Fogg’s Residence is a fun spot for a themed night out. For an indulgent afternoon, the ‘Tipsy Tea’ menu offers a great selection of champagne and gin teas.
Best known for its world-class array of restaurants and theatres, Covent Garden is also home to plenty of stress-free spots where you can enjoy your IQOS:
- Based on Drury Lane, Bunga Bunga Covent Garden is a modern Italian restaurant with live entertainment. There’s over 30 unique cocktails to choose from, making this IQOS hotspot a fun venue for an evening out.
- For those who are after a memorable night on the town, Zebrano Carnaby provides an elegant atmosphere and a stunning signature cocktail menu. Every drink is bespoke, and the team of mixologists are always on hand to create a beverage to your exact specifications.
- If you’re looking for a more intimate venue, Mr Fogg’s Tavern is an ideal choice. It’s an old-style pub (themed around Phileas J. Fogg) that serves a delicious selection of English pub food.
Heated tobacco use
Since heated tobacco products are still quite new in the UK, many users simply don’t know what the correct etiquette is for using them around other people. If you want to use IQOS in public but aren’t sure of whether the venue allows it, check with the manager first, and be courteous of others around you.