Blink as you walk on by and you may just miss the entrance to New Gold Mountain. So may we recommend you keep those eyes wide open when on Liverpool Street, because this is one of the coolest places to retreat to for drinks and intimate socialising. It's got a great rep with locals who come here to enjoy the gorgeous interior, well stocked bar and superb cocktails on the first levels, while heading upstairs there is a whole different ambience going on. We've heard people associate it with that dark, secretive vibe of an opium dens of old Shanghai - you know, the dark moody tones, beaded curtains and wooden screens, red, red, red everywhere - and that's really what it feels like. Book a table, and cocoon yourselves away in to one of the secluded alcoves where you can relax to the sounds of jazz and chill out tunes, and enjoy the many delights this unique space offers.