Gagging for a small slice of sunshine amidst the London gloom?

Check out this colourful bar on Great Eastern Street, where parrot paintings and flower-garland chandeliers meet dancing on tables and Brazilian booze. 



This Covent Garden institution always has a dance floor packed with samba hips swinging (possibly a direct result of the happy hour caipirinhas) and even hosts live capoeira at the weekends.  


Barrio east

It’s another world in this bright bar on Shoreditch High Street. Step inside and it’s like being handed an instant holiday, thanks to the sunny decor, strong cocktails and Latin American street food. 



Photos: Ronaldo Batallini