It seemed Londoners had gone mad yesterday on what was named the most miserable day of the year. With everyone trying to “beat the Monday Blues”, we too were looking to have a good time and so we ended up at Young’s House of Happiness in Finch’s pub.
Located a short walk from Liverpool Street, the House of Happiness was the place to be on Monday night. Walking into the pub, they had a shoe polishing station where you can leave your shoes at the front door and make yourself at home with a pair of slippers, not very macho but just go with it as Young’s recon 33% of us are most happy in a pair of slippers.
The pub was buzzing and though we normally think of pubs as a place you can go for a couple with your mates, there was something even more homely about it last night. Besides being able to grab a pint, everyone in the place was after a well needed cuppa after coming in from the cold outside, so this was our queue to head over to the tea blending station.
At the back of the pub you can enjoy a selection of board games, there was even a letter writing station where you can let you creativity flow and pop your letter in a small red mail box, it was a fab opportunity to stop and be mindful. Downstairs, the basement was transformed into a relaxation den with complimentary massages it was a blissful moment of British hygge.
We then ate our way to happiness. Wild boar sausage rolls, bread and butter, chunky chips and slow cooked beef stew; the menu was nothing short of hearty, home cooked dishes and the portions were very generous too with meals starting at two for £20 – the perfect antidote to a cold winter’s evening. We then ended our night with Laughology session with comedian, Dave Keeling, who in no time had us in stitches.
We had a the best night and although we didn’t end up finding a tenner in the back pocket of our jeans – which Young’s say accounts for the happiness of 52% of us – it’s safe to say the House of Happiness left us feeling just that… Happy and ready for the week ahead!
By Vesi Maslenishka