We need to tell you about Opium as it would be mean to keep it to ourselves. This kitsch and trendy cocktail bar in the heart of Soho has pitched itself perfectly. Situated in a three floor, multi-roomed venue, Eric Yu and Dre Masso have created three seperate bars- The Academy, The Apothecary Bar and The Tea Parlour. The Apothecary bar is where the magic happens as spirits are dispensed into Chinese medicine bottles and The Tea Parlour is where to go for a selection of Chinese teas and dim sum. Burning insense, Chinese vases and retro furniture provide the perfect ambiance and a trip to the toilet is an experience in itself as you are greeted with speakers that blast out mandarin announcements and motion activated lights. If you really want to spice things up try the Opium cocktail No.1, a tantalizing combination of rum, absinthe, mandarin juice, lime syrup and ginseng that arrives dramatically enveloped in smoke.