One of the most Instagrammed bars in London also happens to be my favorite girls-night-out venue. Tonight Josephine in Waterloo is one epic photo opportunity from the minute you arrive.
‘Why the fuck can’t I have fun all the time?’ asks a sign outside. ‘Well-behaved women don’t make history,’ screams a neon sign at the bottom of the stairs.
The gender of the bathrooms is designated by mugshots of rule-breaking celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Justin Bieber. Other details I love is the bespoke wallpaper in the bathroom area, covered with phrases such as “Sorry not sorry”, “Born sassy” and “Up all night to get lucky” plus some in French, including the bar’s tagline of “Bande de filles”
The bar’s love of roses has inspired not only the floral details in the French baroque-style wall paneling but also the transformation of a narrow passage towards the fire escape into an area cheekily called the Lady Garden, with artificial roses hanging from the ceiling.
Tonight Josephine’s outlandishness extends to the cocktail menu. My favorite is the Porn Star martini served with a shot of prosecco on the side.
Be sure to pop by Tonight Josephine during your London visit, when it comes to pink perfection, this bar is the queen of them all.
Tonight Josephine, 111 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL Tel: 020 7928 4918 www.tonightjosephine.co.uk