Luxury Cocktail Bars in London

From The Savoy's glamorous Beaufort Bar to underground speakeasies in east London, some of the world's best cocktail bars reside in this big city.

At these luxurious London cocktail bars you can sip quality cocktails in sumptuous surroundings. Will you opt for a classic martini or the mixologist's latest secret concoction?


Lounging in central London on a sunny day has never felt so decadent as when sat with a cocktail in hand, reclined on the cushioned roof terrace seating at Radio,  lazily gazing out at the view of The Shard, St Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, the London Eye, and the bustling West End.

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The May Fair Bar

Enjoy cocktails conjured up by expert mixologists using herbs and other fresh ingredients at The May Fair Bar. This elegent venue within The May Fair Hotel is "inspired by splendour", something that is evident in its luxuirous decor and seductive ambience.

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Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hawksmoor restaurant is known, primarily, across London for its top quality British steaks, and the Spitalfields branch is no exception. However, for a more relaxed luxury experience, the cocktail bar offers a variety of long-forgotten cocktail recipes alongside fancy burgers and triple cooked chips.

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OXO Tower Bar

For cocktails with a view, OXO Tower Bar is one of the best spots in London. From the top of the OXO Tower building, you can see out over the river Thames, St Paul's Cathedral and the London skyline. Drinks such as the sparkling Room With A View or the winter warming English Ale Flip are served alongside a menu of light bites.

Beaufort Bar

The Savoy's Beaufort Bar is one of London's most glamorous drinking spots. The plush black and gold Art Deco bar stands on a former cabaret stage where George Gershwin once performed and there is still nightly entertainment on offer to this day, including cabaret and burlesque.


Disco meets London's rock'n'roll heritage at Wyld, the place to be for electric club nights, and a celebrity hot spot in London's thriving West End. Live music and DJs play almost every night of the week so expect to wear your dancing shoes.

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows is a Michelin Star restaurant and bar in Mayfair, up on the 28th floor of the Hilton hotel, boasting the most spectacular views of London's Hyde Park and beyond. A great bar for those with romance on the mind.

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Good Godfrey's

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 from a large selection of cocktails created by the bar's award-winning mixologist. For a taste of luxury, how about the Waldorf-Tini garnished with edible gold?


Award-winning Artesian at The Langham hotel boasts one of London's largest collection of rums and was winner of the ‘World’s Best Bar 2012′ awarded by Drinks International. The inventive cocktail menu features the classic Swanky Hanky Panky, alongside some more unusual blends such as the Forever Young.

The Nightjar

With nightly entertainment in the form of live swing, jazz and blues music, and a robust cocktail menu that is split into Pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, and Post-War categories, this east London basement speakeasy evokes a bygone era of razzle dazzle and good times.

The Bar at Café Royal

The exclusive bar at Café Royal serves a selection of cocktails, wines, spirits and bar dishes. Absinthe at the Bar offers cocktails and shots from an absinthe fountain, continuing the absinthe-drinking tradition of the bohemian guests that have frequented Café Royal over the years.