The Hide is one of my favorite
bars in London. It’s just south of The City (what the dead center of town is
called, essentially London’s Wall Street), across the Thames in Bermondsey, due east
of teeming Borough Market. It’s run by a kind fellow named Paul who also writes its email
newsletter which I recommend subscribing to since it's about far more than what's going on at the bar; I almost always learn something from it.
It’s posted as a blog at http://www.bloodandsand.com/.
When your evening is over and you
ask for the check at The Hide this is what comes. A single figure, written on a
business card. Very discreet and charming.