Take a trip back to 1920s Latin America with this secret Blackfriars hideout
Are you feeling nostalgic for the fine cigars, quality rum and jazz tunes that personified the golden age of Latin America? If your answer is “yes yes yes!”, we’d love to introduce London’s best-kept secret to you: the Havana gem that is The Leaf and Cane
As a permanent resident of the Crowne Plaza London – The City, The Leaf and Cane is the embodiment of the larger-than-life personality of Latin America. Cultivated with complete admiration for art deco Batista-era elegance, The Leaf and Cane is proud to serve a menu of exclusively rum-based cocktails; dreamed up by a Mixology team with an in-depth understanding of Latin party culture. We’d recommend sipping the notorious Conquistador if you’re up to get down during our visit!
Or if your thirst demands something a little straighter, The Leaf and Cane is the proud home of over 23 different rums; all sourced from the furthest reaches of the continent. The ‘Zacapa Centenario XO’ from Guatemala is our personal favourite, although we’d be selfish not to recommend the Panamanian ‘Ron De Jeremy’ to more familiar run drinkers amongst you.
And of course, you can’t swing like a South American without a cigar in hand. Luckily, The Leaf and Cane are completely stocked in this department, offering guests a choice of over 30 carefully sourced hand-made cigars; with 15 options alone brought in directly from Cuba. All these various elements that make the region so iconic are effortlessly balanced and perfectly executed; breathing life into the ultimate Latin experience in the City.
Whether you’re hiding away in the stylish nooks of their intimate cellar or letting loose on the dance floor to the sweet melody of a live Latin band; The Leaf and Cane is certainly the go-to-place to live up the very best of what Latin culture has to offer – without leaving London!
The Leaf and Cane, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB