Cocktail Bars in London

Fancy a relaxing cocktail or two after a day exploring the city? There are plenty of cocktail bars in London offering a large choice, from the classics to unusual concoctions dreamt up by local mixologists. 

If you want to indulge, head to some of London’s luxury cocktail bars; but a pre- or post-dinner drink need not empty the wallet – make the most of two-for-one and happy hour early evening promotions at many London cocktail bars.

  • Loungelover

    Cocktail Bar

    1 Whitby Street, E1 6JU [map]

    Loungelover opened in 2003 by the creators of Les Trois Garcons, this decadent kitsch cocktail lounge is now well known for its fusion menu.

  • Radio

    Cocktail Bar

    336-337 Strand Aldwych, WC2R 1HA [map]

    Take the trip to Radio where the cocktails reflect the moonlight. Located 10 floors above the Strand and Aldwych in the heart of Covent Garden, Radio is a sun-drenched paradise by day and lavish…

  • Steam and Rye

    Cocktail Bar

    147 Leadenhall Street, EC3V 4QT [map]

    Steam & Rye is a one-stop destination venue by London entrepreneur Nick House (Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Bodo Schloss).

  • Artesian


    Cocktail Bar

    1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA [map]

    Officially 'The World's Best Bar' as voted for by Drinks International, Artesian located at the top of Regent Street is a deeply glamorous cocktail bar.

  • Bitter Sweet


    Cocktail Bar

    4 Kingly Court, Carnaby, Soho, W1B 5PW [map]

    Located in Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street, Bitter Sweet Cocktail Bar and Members Club is the latest addition to Soho's vibrant night scene. Specialising in bespoke cocktails, infused with…

  • Dirty Martini Covent Garden


    Cocktail Bar

    11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ [map]

    Dirty Martini Cocktail bar is located in Covent Garden’s Piazza close to the London Transport Museum. With a luxurious ‘New York’ atmosphere Dirty Martini is an excellent choice for after-work drinks…

  • Dirty Martini Hanover Square


    Cocktail Bar

    10c Hanover Square, W1S 1JH [map]

    Dirty Martini Hanover Square is located in the heart of fashionable Mayfair, nestled between Oxford Street and Bond Street and surrounded by top end restaurants.

  • 214 Bermondsey

    Cocktail Bar

    214-216 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, SE1 3TQ [map]

    Nestled beneath one of the trendiest streets in London you'll find 214 Bermondsey, a quasi-traditional Gin & Cocktail bar with a difference.

  • The American Bar at The Beaumont

    Cocktail Bar

    The Beaumont, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, W1K 6TF [map]

    Featuring walls adorned with black and white images of American and British idols, dark leather seating and parquet flooring, The American Bar in The Beaumont hotel has the feel of a 1920s cocktail bar.

  • The Bar at Bellamy’s

    Cocktail Bar

    18 Bruton Place, Mayfair, W1J 6LY [map]

    The Bar at Bellamy’s sits on the site of the former shop for Bellamy’s restaurant, which is next door.

  • Basement Sate

    Cocktail Bar

    8 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 8HN [map]

    A deliciously indulgent mix of carefully crafted cocktails, decadent desserts and live DJs this Soho bar is a destination for the sweet-toothed.

  • Belle&Co

    Cocktail Bar

    119 Hampstead Road, Euston, NW1 3EE [map]

    Belle&Co is a Belle Epoque-era styled cocktail bar in Euston.

  • BYOC West End

    Cocktail Bar

    28 Bedfordbury Street, WC2N 4RB [map]

    Nestled discreetly in the lanes of Covent Garden, B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Cocktail) is hidden beneath Juice Club – only those in the know realise what’s below.

  • Cartizze

    Cocktail Bar

    4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 1EY [map]

    Inspired by Northern Italy this Mayfair cocktail and Bellini bar fuses elegance and intimacy.

  • Discount Suit Company

    Cocktail Bar

    29a Wentworth Street, E1 7TB [map]

    Formerly a storeroom for a suit company above – from which it takes its name – this cosy cocktail venue is full of charm with exposed brickwork, wooden fittings and Northern Soul tunes.

  • East London Liquor Company

    Cocktail Bar

    Unit GF1, 221 Grove Road, Bow Wharf, E3 5SN [map]

    This East End bar and distillery is a sprit-lovers paradise, with a range of cocktails featuring spirits from its own on-site distillery.

  • The Experimental Cocktail Club

    Cocktail Bar

    13A Gerrard Street, Chinatown, W1D 5PS [map]

    Hidden behind what’s seemingly any old door, the Experimental Cocktail Club is an atmospheric cocktail bar set within an old townhouse in the middle of Chinatown.

  • Good Godfrey's

    Cocktail Bar

    21-23 Aldwych, Charing Cross, WC2B 4DD [map]

    Good Godfrey's at The Waldorf Hilton is inspired by the glamour of the 1920s and its central location on The Strand makes it perfect for pre or post-theatre drinks. Choose from rum, vodka, gin or champagne-based cocktails created by the bar's award-winning mixologist, or try the hot gin punch – a sharing cocktail served warm in a teapot.

  • The Green Bar at Hotel Cafe Royal London

    Cocktail Bar

    68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY [map]

    Inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937, The Bar at Café Royal is a vibrant cocktail destination for contemporary Londoners and hotel guests.

  • Mansion Bar & Parlour

    Cocktail Bar

    33/34 Barkston Gardens, Earl's Court, SW5 0EW [map]

    Part of Hotel Indigo Kensington, the sleek Mansion Bar and Parlour serves a range of beers, ales and cocktails, with snacks alongside.